I continue to rehabilitate from last December’s hip surgery. Though I get around, walking is not comfortable. Having always been active, I’m learning patience and continue to practice stillness and listening.
Hummingbird is a skilled flyer, but cannot walk. And she’s filled with joy. It’s a good reminder to me that joy results from our perception. She also offered me the teaching to remain flexible and seek new ways of moving in the world.
Just three weeks ago, I began weight training. I meet twice weekly with a coach who offers another set of eyes on my process of alignment as I increase strength. It’s exciting to feel into my body and to discover its subtle messages about how to move more powerfully.
At the same time, I’m finding ways to allow energy to flow through me with words, creativity and visualization. I recently created a talisman doll that resembles a tree. She’s firmly rooted, stands tall and strong. As I sat with her, I was struck by her lack of ability to move. I’ve decided to incorporate crystals and mirrors along her limbs to facilitate her life’s dance.
Admittedly, it’s been challenging to accept this place of little and limited physical movement. What I’m learning is that movement, too, is perception.
Moving forward is a process of feeling into the moment to inspire choice of where to place my feet, how to position my body in space, what and how to create and express. Hummingbird does this naturally – sensing and responding without thought.
I sit in gratitude for the messengers and messages that continue to shine light upon my path as I find my unique way of moving in the world.