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From the *nest* outward…

Do you have a *nest*? A home-base from where you ground and feel kind of bubbled in the world? I know I’m a nester….I call my home *The Raven’s Nest* for a reason, and in the last 5 or so years my home(s) have become critical to me. It wasn’t always the case. Years ago, I used to travel frequently doing international human rights work for 14 years. Mostly, I had bases in the US but then would travel every few weeks to other places globally and domestically. I loved it at the time and, though I had rental apartments and homes wherever I lived, a settled-in home was not as important to my sense of grounding and stability. Now, however, and over the last many years, this *nest* is so important.

I’m realizing this is the case now, even when on the road. I’m still here in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala and have been blessed (so blessed!) to have found a beautiful space where I’ve been invited in. And, I’ve nested. Part of me has felt like I should be “on the road” but in listening to what I need I have needed to create space here. So, for the last 2 weeks I’ve nested in the lovely little spiritual/mayan haven of San Marcos la Laguna.

Today, I had a (surprising) awareness of shifting out of nest, which will remind me how to self-care when I do this the next time. I don’t know about you but I re-learned today that when I move from one location to the next, I really feel it in my body. Do you? I’m not even talking about “woo woo energies” here, but literal changes in my physical state from one place to the next. Not that I wasn’t aware in life, but I re-learned this lesson today somewhat the hard way.

Today, I left this little nest (which is really a vortex bubble of energy) to just go across the lake by boat and travel back by car around the lake with a friend. It was an opportunity to spend time with my friend and to see some of the area via roads that I had not seen. Going out into the “world” — markets, larger towns, and then very curvy/pot holed/steep roads (as is the case in so many places I’ve traveled) — was sort of a shock to my internal system. Not bad, in fact it was lovely — some Malaysian food in Guatemala was found, a waterfall, thrilling boat ride, along with some sweet interactions — and I even took a picture for you all with a PILLOW (see below)! 🙂 And, as a sensitive, it reminded me (yet again!!) of my own self-care. I hadn’t slept well last night and I needed a bit extra awareness of my needs.

Returning a bit nauseous to my little nest, I acknowledge something real about me — I nest. I like to nest. It meets my needs. And, fortunately, there are nests all over the world….and, nesting is my truth. I will now be even more conscious about my space, needs and body when venturing out of whatever nest I am inding myself in.
Do you have a *nest*? A home-base from where you ground and feel kind of bubbled in the world? I know I’m a nester….I call my home *The Raven’s Nest* for a reason, and in the last 5 or so years my home(s) have become critical to me. It wasn’t always the case. Years ago, I used to travel frequently doing international human rights work for 14 years. Mostly, I had bases in the US but then would travel every few weeks to other places globally and domestically. I loved it at the time and, though I had rental apartments and homes wherever I lived, a settled-in home was not as important to my sense of grounding and stability. Now, however, and over the last many years, this *nest* is so important.

I’m realizing this is the case now, even when on the road. I’m still here in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala and have been blessed (so blessed!) to have found a beautiful space where I’ve been invited in. And, I’ve nested. Part of me has felt like I should be “on the road” but in listening to what I need I have needed to create space here. So, for the last 2 weeks I’ve nested in the lovely little spiritual/mayan haven of San Marcos la Laguna.

Today, I had a (surprising) awareness of shifting out of nest, which will remind me how to self-care when I do this the next time. I don’t know about you but I re-learned today that when I move from one location to the next, I really feel it in my body. Do you? I’m not even talking about “woo woo energies” here, but literal changes in my physical state from one place to the next. Not that I wasn’t aware in life, but I re-learned this lesson today somewhat the hard way.

Today, I left this little nest (which is really a vortex bubble of energy) to just go across the lake by boat and travel back by car around the lake with a friend. It was an opportunity to spend time with my friend and to see some of the area via roads that I had not seen. Going out into the “world” — markets, larger towns, and then very curvy/pot holed/steep roads (as is the case in so many places I’ve traveled) — was sort of a shock to my internal system. Not bad, in fact it was lovely — some Malaysian food in Guatemala was found, a waterfall, thrilling boat ride, along with some sweet interactions — and I even took a picture for you all with a PILLOW (see below)! 🙂 And, as a sensitive, it reminded me (yet again!!) of my own self-care. I hadn’t slept well last night and I needed a bit extra awareness of my needs.

Returning a bit nauseous to my little nest, I acknowledge something real about me — I nest. I like to nest. It meets my needs. And, fortunately, there are nests all over the world….and, nesting is my truth. I will now be even more conscious about my space, needs and body when venturing out of whatever nest I am finding myself in.

What is your truth when you move spaces, travel or homes? What kinds of self care do you need when venturing out of YOUR nest?

Be well.

(Note: Cross- posting from www.BringYourOwnPillow.com)

 

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