Stop for a moment. Take a breather. Pause. Exhale.

At this moment there is a giant fork on the road. Your life was going one way and now… well, now there are unknowns. Millions have lost their jobs. Others have no idea what they will be doing when this is over.

But this is ongoing. Over is not an expectancy. The only thing you have at this time is this day. Life is forever changing out there. And it is also shifting inside of us.

I had pretty much set goals for this year. I was going to write and start my own non-profit humanitarian company advocating for children while also doing intuitive consultations. This year began on one path and then the Pause came. I have two little ones at home so my time is dedicated to them. Some evenings I hold sessions over video chats. Most days I end up in my yard when they go to bed exhaling from the demands of my day. My current job is to love them and make them feel safe.

At first I planned on doing so much with whatever time I was gifted. But my inspirations didn’t arrive. Let’s be honest many of us thought that if we had a month off we would do so much at home. We would get projects done, write the novel, paint, learn new trades….

The state of the world has felt heavy and sometimes just getting out of my pajamas into yoga pants is daunting. I cut my hair so I have one less thing to do cause brushing it or putting it in a ponytail was extra work. I do make my bed daily to feel as if I have accomplished something. It’s in the small details.

I don’t have to know what I will be doing next month. I am not stressing about what will arrive. I try not to over analyze about our finances. I won’t beat myself up for not doing all I had in my imaginary list. I will sit here and pause. I will know when it’s time to proceed with whatever I am to do. I will know which path I need to take.

We live in a society that has been programmed to keep busy. We must know what is coming without smelling the roses or enjoying the moment. We want to feel productive. We want to know we matter by how much we have acquired. We feed our egos with labels and titles. God forbid we take time to heal ourselves from a lifetime of abuse by just allowing things to come up and out.

Darlings, at the end of the day those things that we claim are important don’t matter. Health, family, service to those around you, and connections are the directions on your love compass that matter.

Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself a break. Take this Pause as a gift to rest. You don’t have to know what needs doing or how to do it right now. We are all in this together. Some will go back to work. Some will have to reinvent themselves. And then there are some who will not be here for any of this. Be grateful and take your time. I love you.

9 thoughts on “Pause

  1. Jane Sturgeon

    I so needed to hear this. Right in this moment. Something I was sure of blew up this morning and I was reeling. I was trying to bury myself in ‘busyness’ and I recognise now that I was running from the discomfort of my own feelings and reaction. I am going to pull my wellies on and walk the beach, as the tide has just gone out. Nothing needs solving. I just need to be and accept. thank you. Millie. ❤ ❤

    1. I had a session with a client last night who was spiraling over this very thing. She needed permission to just be still. We worked through the discomfort. I had it at the very beginning of this global event. Get on your nature walk. Sending love to you. Love to catch up one day over video chat. It’s well overdue. Can we do that? Just to get to know each other. I admire and love you.

      1. Jane Sturgeon

        You are so lovely, Millie. It would be brilliant to have a video chat and yes, it’s time. ❤ We can do it on Fb can't we? Let me know when it's good for you, as I am not sure what our time difference is. ❤ always, and thank you, for being you. ❤

      2. I think you are about 6 hours ahead. We will have to figure it out because of kids. FB video always works for me perfectly. I am sending love. Will have to plan for a weekend when hubby is able to care for the kiddos while we talk during the day. I look forward to it.

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