the nourishment of sleep

The moon is full, so it's time for me to talk about what's in my head. I've got me tea (I'm gently switching some of my coffee drinking over to tea drinking) and I'm thinking about what feeds and nourishes me. I'm thinking about relationships - my relationships with other people but also my relationship to myself, my body, my work, my soul.

Please note: I edit these videos so that they're a watchable length and that means some content gets lost.

Re-watching this one, I feel the need to clarify that I'm not talking here about just quitting your job and wandering around - I do realize that most of us need to earn money in order to live. What I am talking about is not attaching self-worth to work, how we work, or the sacrifices we make for work.

One problem I've always had with this spiritual self-help, self-examining type of thing is the fact that it exists in a position of privilege. I am able to explore this conversation because I have a place to live and food to eat. Someone who is struggling to keep food on the table for her children doesn't have the time or space to even considering this sort of stuff.

Anyhoo...These videos are just little snippets of what I'm thinking about - they're personal and I'm basically sussing things out as I'm talking. 

It should also be noted that some of what I'm thinking about here was born of a conversation with Megan Monique, who offers Peace in My Mind coaching.

Full Moon in Capricorn, Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20

Full Moon in Capricorn, Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20

Full Moon in Capricorn

Some words about this moon from people who know what they're talking about:

Mystic Mamma

…we are renovating ourselves, our ego-personality, how we have always shown up. With Pluto, the lesson stretches to become both societal as well as personal.

We surrender our old snakeskin, old forms and institutions and await our transformation and expansion into the ‘new’. Find your detachment. Watch the dissolution with a neutral eye.

With the Sun in Cancer, it’s the time of the zodiac when we are concerned with nourishment, family, tribe, home, mother, food issues, the past, and our ancestral inheritance that means ancestral patterning as well.
— Pat Liles, The Power Path

Empowering Astrology

Chani Nicholas

Jennifer Racioppi

How Do You Feel?

How are things going for you?

What nourishes you?

Who are you when you're not working hard?

As always, if you have a question for me or a spark of an idea you'd like for me to address in my next video ramble session, please leave it in the comments or drop me a line.

I look forward to hearing from you.


P.S. The card shown in this video is from  Bea Nettles' Mountain Dream Tarot.

Bea Nettles is a fine art photographer and author known for experimenting with alternative photographic processes. 

Nettles’ work tackles issues of family relationships, woven together with mythology and natural history, often in dream-like juxtapositions. Like many feminists of her generation, she used her own body to explore the ways in which personal identities also reflected political and social realities.
— Wikipedia

Needless to say, I am a big fan.

In 1970, she began the project of interpreting the tarot through photography and created Mountain Dream Tarot, the first photographic tarot card deck. 

My copy of this deck was gifted to me and it is one of my most treasured possessions.

The description of the Nine of Wands is from Biddy Tarot.