Friday, February 27, 2015

Visit

I had a visit with myself yesterday. I went for a massage and opened my mind up to a conversation with just me. No input from anyone else. No worrying about the opinions of others. Just me, checking in with myself and God. 

What do I want? What does God want for me and from me? Forget everyone else and all the shoulds and shouldn'ts. As the masseuse worked out the kinks and knots in my muscles, I felt my mind and heart opening up. Putting aside everything else to really look at what I want. And it felt good.

There weren't any epiphanies, but there was peace. True relaxation, and the realization that I need these visits more often (the massage and the conversation). That means more quiet time. Maybe finding a new place to go for a bit of quiet meditation and journaling. 

I'm going to calendar in regular visits with myself. Because I can't follow God if I don't take time to listen for Him. 

linking up with Five Minute Friday




6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day! I completely agree: sometimes we need to take a break from life and re-focus on God. It's easy to let that slide in the rush of everyday busyness, so you're wise to schedule it.

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  2. Loved it! We all need to calendar in that time with ourself and HIM!!

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  3. Oh yes - the power and importance of self-care! I love this so much!!!

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  4. There is most certainly a connection between a relaxed physical body and on open mind to connect you to God; a connectedness to the spiritual that our modern, fast- paced and yes, way too much input world drowns out. I am glad you took the time for yourself to do that. Have you ever tried yoga? It does the same for me as a massage...and cheaper!
    Cheers,
    Leah

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I miss living three houses down from a massage therapist friend who had a home business--it was blissful. Introspection and time with God are both wonderful tools for relaxing and getting got know ourselves better!

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  6. What a wonderful way to connect both with yourself and your needs AND with God! Good on you for deciding to make this a regular habit :) We all need these moments of self-reflection so we can understand better what we are called to do by Him.

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