it has been snowing in baltimore for two days. the first two days of spring.
it can be magical and cathartic to play outside when the snow is falling. when it's so quiet and everything is covered in a pristine, sparkly blanket. when you can connect to your inner child and the part of yourself that remembers that nature is scary and beautiful.
but snow days are also great for the cozy indoor stuff. things you might not let yourself do if you weren't "trapped" in the house. extra cups of coffee or tea. finishing a book. staying in comfies. wine with lunch. lighting incense. finishing that blog post...
snow days are a good reminder to slow down and go inside. reflect. feel the full weight of your body in that reclining chair. take a moment to feel truly relaxed. hold onto that relaxation. keep it like a memory in every muscle so you can bring yourself back to that feeling when you are tense. i can't tell you how many times a day i have to remind myself to put my shoulders down. relaxing is a good habit to get into.
i'm going to end this with a brief snow day chakra meditation. ready?
close your eyes and focus on the space between your eyebrows. your third eye chakra. deep contemplation lives here. intuition. self-reflection. a path inward. let yourself explore here, bathed in indigo light. go inside.
move your focus to your chest. your heart chakra. compassion lives here. love for others and for the self. breathe deeply, filling up with green light. or pink light. or both. breathe out any feelings of guilt or fear of selfishness that might be tied to self love and self care. breathe in kindness for yourself. stay there, in a gentle space where you are allowed to take care of you. go inside.
Christina is a reiki practitioner, herbalist, and ordained minister living in Baltimore with 1 wife, 1 cat, and 1 day job.