It's a strange day astrologically, also a strange day in Washington DC. It is far warmer than it has been in months, stormy, turbulent and humid. Weird! The rain will wash away the remnants of the snow, but I wish I could send it to California where they really need it.
The weather above DC, as well as the conditions out there among the planets and stars, is unsettled. Naturally I feel unsettled, too. Spooked might be a better adjective.
This, too, shall pass. The planets will wander away from their current positions, the weather will pass through. No matter what is happening, it will not last forever is a piece of advice I've received from the Voice in the Shower many times. Oh yeah.
While I wait for the wave to pass, I will tuck into my practices, that is, feel my feet on the floor and the take note of the pull of gravity. I will breathe in and out of my heart, let myself be centered and calm. Even on a stormy day with tornado watches and crazy astrology, I can be gentle. This will help not only me but the clients I'm about to see this afternoon.
I'm not gentle all the time, of course, even now, even after all the practice. We are moody, soulful beings enacting the sacred dramas of our lives. No one can always be calm and gentle. I bet even the Dalai Lama has days when he struggles.
A perfect and everlasting state of grace is not an option, but I have to try, particularly on crazy, stormy days at the very end of winter.