I picked up the phrase “Move and go slow” from one of my friend, Peggy Nolan‘s posts.
When I read it a few months ago it struck me like a thunderclap. Since then it has become a kind of mantra for me.
(Actually, Peggy wrote it as “Keep Moving AND Slow Down.” Somehow I shortened it to “Move and go slow” and I love it too much to change it now.)
It works like a charm to get me out of my busy, rush-rush state of mind and centers me right back into the harmonious hum of the present.
In this beautiful present moment all is exactly as it should be.
Everything is moving in the right way. We are exactly where we need to be and getting exactly where we need to go without any need for rush or strain.
How good is that!?
This morning I walked my baby girl in her carriage to her nursery school, which is about half a mile away from our home. Reminding myself to “move and go slow” my posture changed. My tempo changed.
Instead of moving forward from my chest, like a racehorse straining to cross a finish line, I settled back into my body. Suddenly I could enjoy the movement of my hips and legs as they rhythmically shifted from step to step.
I allowed my body to go at its own pace.
After moving slowly and calmly for a few blocks, suddenly, my pace quickened. This quickness was vastly different from my previous race to get where I was going. This was the simple joy of the movement of the body, led by the body.
As Cheyenne Mendel writes in a guest post on Candess M. Campbell’s blog in praise of the dilettante/amateur archetype: “Being able to do something for the sheer joy of it is inspirational and miraculous.”
Indeed! After allowing my body the freedom to take the lead, I embodied the dilettante archetype in the best possible way. I was no longer the straining racehorse, whipped onward by some invisible jockey, stretching to cross that finish line. Now I was like the horse released from its paddock, galloping across the meadow, drunk on the sheer joy of movement and life itself.
Which horse would you rather be?
On my show, Paint Yourself Into the Picture, my series of interviews exploring the Divine Feminine has impacted my life. On this walk I felt myself making a profound shift, not only understanding the principles of the divine feminine, but literally walking the talk.
I’ve been waiting a long time for that settling into my body, claiming my shape and my space exactly where I AM, and not needing to be somewhere else, i.e., over there, at the finish line!
This was a divine feminine walk. And it was glorious.
Do these ideas resonate with you? Is “Move and go slow” something that could benefit you? How do you walk your walk?
My guest this week, Laura Tria, has so much wisdom to share! She is an Interfaith Minister, Teacher, Coach, Circle Leader, leader of the Braveheart Women Community, and author of Herstory: A Feminine Interpretation of Ancient Knowledge.
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