Shake and Bake 89: Contemplating…the Contemplating…

~~o~~ Last Quarter ~ Leaf Turning Moon ~~o~~

Greetings peeples

Slipping into the last quarter of this here moonth.

This is the third week of “Simple Living” and our challenge is to set a 10-15 minute “no distraction” zone in which we focus on ONE TASK AT A TIME.

I love this idea and am embracing it fully.

I spend far too much time Multi-Tasking and it is making me tired tired TIRED and it feels like… nothing gets done.

What a relief to decide to do come back to Single Tasking.  Giving my full focus to ONE thing at a time.  Ahhhhhhhh.

This idea of the No Distraction Zones and the overall focus of Simple Living fits in perfectly with this week’s lunar energy of decreasing and untangling.

Moving into the Last 1/4 of the moon,  I shift my focus toward how I am FEELING about this month’s practice/challenge.

What emotions are rising up in connection to this idea of Single Tasking?

I feel…. relieved.  I feel as though I hunger for this type of BEing.

The larger concept of Simple Living brings up a bunch of emotions for me.

I long for “the simple life” in many ways.  And in a heap of ways, I live a simple life.  I’ve cut down my outside commitments to the minimum.  I am focused on my creative work and my home/family/friends and my own … explorations of the Spirit.  Yet I still often feel… rushed… or crowded.  I feel I have too much… stuff.  And yet I love my stuff 😉

I could get rid of a bunch of clothes that no longer fit this body.

I could carefully weed out some books that I don’t REALLY need to own.

I could clean out some files and… so on.

I could cut back on my online time.

And….. the fear alarms go off.

But but but… But I would lose contact with people!!!! I might…. miss out on something!!!!

And there it is…. the big reason, the big BLOCK to my simplifying my life even more.  I am so darned afraid that I will miss out on something.  Sheesh.

I am pulled to sign up for this and that… to join this forum and that chat… EVEN though I said that I would cut back on this sort of thing this year… I still do it.  Not as MUCH as last year, but…

But nothing.

I hereby celebrate that I have managed NOT to sign up for every lil thing that came my way this year.

Celebrate! Celebrate!

Ok… Enough of that. (ha!)

The last quarter is also a time to take a look at our overall health and wellbeing.

The body is feeling much better (hoorah) and the reVision work continues on Sanctuary (hooray).  In fact I had a most excellently long shift of work done today, and I find my enthusiasm for the tale growing again.  (YAHOOOOO!).  We may just find our way to the end of this one yet.

Pam held in her own gaze...
Pam held in her own gaze…

I’m keeping this chicken pretty short and sweet today, because I find myself wondering, yet again, if all of this… paying attention and tracking of things and so on might be tipping over from … leading an intentional life into… plain ole self obsession.  And might be actually making me feel … WORSE instead of… wiser.

I hope not.  But I do wonder sometimes.  Heh heh.

Especially now that I seem to be doing TWO check ins each week.

Different though they may be.

Hmmm…. something for me to think on.

I will continue to post these moony musings until at least October 31st which will mark a full year of …. watching the moon.  Then… we’ll see what happens.

Ok then… that is all for this week’s moony chicken.


Thanks for stopping by.

Unbraid. Untangle. Let things wind down as we make our way towards the Dark Moon.

Go easy ~p

 Shake and Bakes are my loony lunar check-ins (CHICKENS!).   I use these posts to … shake out the happenings of my work and my  life in general in an attempt to Shake off the bad and Bake in the good. It’s about … gratitude, paying attention and living by the moon. Much thanks to HAVI over at the Fluent Self for inspiration and to APRIL at Big Sky Astrology for her monthly Working with the Moon booklets.

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