It is easily my favorite room of the house. Before I had a child I used the room for my morning yoga and meditation, sat in there to do my computer work, and enjoyed a glass of wine in there on the occasional evening with my husband. Since my daughter has been born and my work has been more focused on massage the room has been used very little. It still serves as a guest room with the loveseat pulling out into a small bed but has also become the catch all room for my massage table and chair.
Now I do my computer work from the kitchen table or the sofa and my rare chances to meditate or do yoga are performed on the floor in the library or basement. As I sit on the cusp of change with a second beautiful child due soon; I cannot help but see how much I need my soul space back. I have felt it for a while and ignored it but it is time to really focus on self-care and preparing a balance for the days to come.
Yesterday I woke to the heavy rain coming down once again. We have been getting a lot of rain lately. I went and sat in my favorite room and just listened to the rain as it pattered the skylight like a drum. The clouds made the room very dim and I didn't open the curtains, simply watched and listened to the skylight's song. It was healing.
I have a few more weeks until this child is due. That gives me a little time to start clearing the room a bit and finding places to store other things. Then once the time arrives I will remove my massage table and only set it up once a month when my family is in need. There is no reason for it to stay up all month as all my non-familiar clients are seen in my actual office studio outside my home.
My yoga mat will come back in and my laptop will find a place in the drawer next to the loveseat. I will reclaim my soul space. Just the thought fill my heart. And my favorite room will welcome me back with open arms.
I'm grateful to have such a unique and beautiful space right here in my home. I'm grateful to recognize the need to return to this space. I'm grateful to put myself first for this project. I'm grateful for my beautiful tree Isa who has been with me over the decades and continues to provide fresh air, beauty, and companionship. I'm grateful for the skylights in the rain and the beautiful view of the windows. I'm grateful to have a deep backyard that is wooded for privacy. I'm grateful for this space that feeds my soul.
Where do you go to unwind or recharge? What is your favorite place to feed your soul? Is it in your home or somewhere else? How often do you use this space?
May today remind us the importance of recharging. May we find the space that nourishes up and make the space and time to use it. Have a beautiful day!