Last week in Chicago, during the final group session on my Spring Tour, I delivered a message that is still dancing in my head. There was a young woman in the audience whose close friend had recently passed from cancer. The friend came through loud and clear to me. There was no doubt it was her, communicating from a higher realm. Her message was simple: “Thank you for doing nothing.”
The woman in the audience was deeply touched. “I would go to her house and lie in bed with her while she was sick,” she said, “and we’d do nothing.”
“She says thank you, thank you so much.” I continued. “You gave her a gift she was able to take with her.” It was all I could do to not burst into tears on the spot.
Over lunch that afternoon, I discussed this message with my daughter. I was still fighting back tears, remembering that scene. A few days earlier, I had done some nothing myself. A friend of mine had back surgery, so I took a day off to visit with him. We spent the day sitting, playing cards, drinking tea, and I led him out for walks around the block. A whole lotta nada, really.
My time to do nothing has arrived. I travel like a crazy woman in the spring because it gives me the freedom to take extended time off in the summer. The spring travel and work obligations are just go-go-go! I’m very ready for slow-slow-slow.
So, if you need me, I’ll be in my garden dividing plants and pulling weeds.
Or you might find me on the bike path, sitting on a bench, still as stone trying to get a good look at an indigo bunting. This could take hours.
Or I’ll be in front of my easel, working on a pair of crane paintings that I just started. It may take me all summer to finish, because if a friend stops over, we’ll have to go sit in the garden and count the violets. I’ll still be available for private sessions, but at a more relaxed pace. This is my season for recharging myself-and my connection with Spirit.
As much “get up and go” as we have (or don’t have), there is lasting value in doing nothing. It’s a gift we give the people we love, as well as ourselves. A break from rushing, doing and producing. A chance to allow your mind to get reacquainted with your soul space. Make a trip into the inner parts of your heart to see what’s up within yourself.
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