Written for Coven Life
By Priestess Hypatia
Now in the previous series of ‘There is no Time Like the Present’ I mentioned how we need to Nurture the most important person in our lives and that is ourselves. In such times make sure that you save some of your energy to nurture your gifts, your love for the Divine, your loved ones that matter the most in your life and of course nurture a better version of you.
Today I will be briefly remembering the word that empowers us to move forward. It enlightens our inquisitive mind, it makes us a better version of ourselves and it allows self reflection in times of solitude.
When I think back of the times that I have taken self-exploration, seeking, journeying, going on a quest, call it what you may, it has been in a space where I have fallen in ‘Isolation’.
Well what better time than now! Take a negative and turn it into a positive. Turn this period into an educational one.
It is at this time that you are being called to Seek. During this period of social distancing it can get very lonely. As a result our usual busy mind that is pre-occupied with life is now pre-occupied with the ‘self’.
It’s time to take a journey within, explore your internal landscape and seek the guidance that you need in order to get you through this period in your life. Introspection that is triggered especially in periods of solitude can reveal so much understanding of the self. This is one of the main reasons religious and spiritual paths are practiced and encouraged in ‘Isolation’. Some dwell in caves, others to monasteries, others in the middle of the woods and dessert, anywhere where solitude and self-reflection and reflection of the universal energy can be found. The answers you seek are all within, nothing rings more true than as above so below as within so without.
A physical retreat assists in rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. Now that we are all in forced isolation many are facing challenging times by forcing themselves to face themselves, and if that is not the case often the people that we are forced to isolate with are making us face these challenges.
Take a walk in nature, talk with Her, listen to what the birds have to say, listen to the conversion that the trees make with the wind. Learn to meditate on yourself reflective practices, speak to the Divine as much as possible, now is the time to ask these ever pressing questions, ‘Seek and you shall find’.
When you seek don’t just look for something specific. Learn to be open to seeking information with whatever message it is that you need to receive for that period in time. As a result be open with your questions don’t use specific time lines, people, places or even situations. For instance- How can I better understand my true calling that can assist myself and others during difficult time?
I value this time of solitude and introspection that will shine the light on my path. I am the light, I am the shadow, I am.