Yesterday's vacancy was at first, unintentional; until the Universe demanded, through the voice of my soul, that I stop for a last minute walk, while on my way home from the grocery store. Restored Energetically, Smiling Thankfully; I needed this serene walk, how the Universe knows me well!
Yet, during this excursion, I unknowingly lost the keys, while at one of the scenic, photo stops; only realizing this, after I was almost entirely back to the car. My phone's battery was at 10% and quickly fading, the slow-paced drizzle was accelerating and dusk was approaching rapidly; less than five miles from the house and it felt like I had everything at stake! The only choice was to call my sister and return, back up the trail, to look for the keys.
Nestled next to a small but beautiful patch of brown-eyed Susans (wild, smaller sunflowers and the entire reason I stopped in the first place), I found the keys and all "chaos" resolved blissfully well! Chuckling, as I drove down the hill and back home, this was such a Mercury Retrograde moment! ☆
My point to all this is quite simple; REST! Allow yourself to consciously disconnect, while remaining mindful to the important details (like keys 😉)! Though this is a prime time to plunge our mind, it is also the best time to shut off our overactive energies; by investing in quality time with the only sources that can recharge us entirely - Sleep, Nature and Meditation.
The weeding, overworking and pushing forward can wait; in fact, they will always be there! Right now, the most fruitful and valuable way you can invest your energy, is to remove yourself from the drama of the outside world and focus on the healing of your inner world.
Wait for Mercury to turn direct, on September 5th, to recommence any external pursuits; as much as possible, that is! If you find yourself face to face with an unavoidable, public situation, of importance or necessity, fear not; simply reflect, listen and connect - first and foremost - keep your intentions set on sincerity + clarity and most importantly, honor your gut instinct. If it feels "off" even if it appears "good", opt out; you'll be happy you did, later, once more truth is brought to light!