It has been hot here for the past three weeks and is over 100 degrees today which is hot for Auburn, California. It is too hot for me and for Reggie; we are 60 to 80-degree types. Not too hot, not too cold. So, when it gets this hot, we enjoy the beauty of our lazy summer days – inside. Spirit guides us to slow down and relax during the heat, so we can better hear the messages that are being sent to us and bask in the flow of each moment.
Mornings, I get up around 5:30 am to take Reggie outside then he goes back to sleep. I go back to bed for 45 minutes to an hour to meditate, then exercise, walk, and work in the garden while it is cooler. Reggie helps in the garden by making sure no squirrels get any of the fruit and no other animal comes in the yard or around the trees or bushes while he is on patrol. We eat breakfast after I come back inside. It takes me an hour to cool off after working in the yard even though it is “cooler” outside. I turn on the air conditioning and my body is grateful.
Being able to have air conditioning in the house and in the car is such a gift. I remember when we turned on the fan in the house or rolled down the car windows to cool off. Such wonderful technology that is created for our greater and greater comfort, communication, and connection. Spirit giving those in the human form ideas and information to create a better world in all ways.
After breakfast, I write on the computer, answer emails, send out my Sacred NOW Card of the Day, and explore whatever is on my mind. Then I read with Reggie curled up by me in the recliner. He considers the recliner his as he is in it most of the time. He reluctantly moves when it appears I am going to sit on him. We are so blessed to have such simple things to do together. I am retired and choose what I want to do with my time each day.
It reminds me of when I used to live and work in the Los Angeles area and longed for a simpler life without all the stress of career challenges, freeway driving, masses of people, and all that goes with those things. Retirement seemed so far in the future, but it was just around the corner. Spirit showing me the way to have exactly what I longed for.
Today we are driving to Lake Tahoe to visit beloved family and I am looking forward to that. Reggie loves going in the car and seeing people we haven’t seen in a long time. Lovely summer trips to enfold each other in our love and gratitude for the memories we share and are making. Spirit keeps us open to fulfilling relationships that last a lifetime. So many blessings abound!
Lunch and dinner are light as it is too hot to eat heavy food. I visit with family and friends on the phone. We watch television or read and go for our walk just as it is getting dark as it is cooler again. We go to bed, then say a prayer for the wonderful day and all therein. A lazy summer day filled with Spirit’s ease and grace. Nancy and Reggie♥