Clearing the residue of the day

This morning I read a newsletter from a site named Peer Circle. (**see reference at the end) One article was celebrating the changing seasons. In it there’s a beautifully written line: “We are comforted by the winter rhythms of filling the bird feeders and the wood crib.” 

I don’t know about yours, but I find one statement can quick fire to a related link in my my brain. I was reminded of words, by a friend (HM), who as we sat and gazed at my end- of- summer dormant xeriscape garden, talked about appreciating the Fall when the tall plants and beautiful flowers die off and you are given an opportunity to see all the things that had been overshadowed these past months, and maybe forgotten. I have referenced that wisdom numerous times when referring to a loss.

These beautiful words linked me to my belief that journaling facilitates a process, which feels to me as, ‘clearing the residue’. Often I write with a need to review a day, an event, or a feeling. Journaling facilitates a clearing of the residue, the clutter, helping me reconcile the day and move on. As I keep writing, once I feel adequately released or ‘understood’ by my conscious self, my higher self slips in and whispers other insights to explore extending beyond the day’s boundaries. Welcome to your Minderings.

** Reference: website: Determined Goodness, by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea

Published by Findyourvoice,findyourjoy

I am a Speech Pathologist by training and trade. Authentic communication is paramount in my life. I am a prolific journaler and aspiring thinker. I am on a journey to find my voice and help others find theirs. Recently wrote a novel, releasing early spring.

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