As women we engage with many weaves of connection as we tend to family, community, and to other aspects of the world that we love. The ancient practice of the Sit Spot or Sacred Spot invites us to open to the natural world outside of us and within us to rebalance and nourish our whole selves, and help restore inner peace.
The process is simple! Just step outside and take in the nature around you with all your senses. I encourage you to find that nature within you, through sensation or your imagination.
That cloud above? How and where do experience that cloud within your physical body? How about in your sensations, or in the thoughts that arise?
The ivy climbing that wall? Where does that plant make its home within you — where is it literally “climbing the wall” in your thoughts? Is this an “edgy” notion to consider? If so, how might this expression of nature feel supportive of you instead? How might you even find replenishment from it?
Return to that same spot at different times of the day or night. Return to it and pause there daily, if possible. What do you notice? How might you expand your awareness each time you return? What new thing might you notice and how is it part of you–physically, emotionally, spiritually? As you return, notice, and engage with passing time and seasons (don’t let the rain stop you!), how do you find that this Sacred Spot mirrors your own unique, sacred nature?
Have you ever had a secret place outside that you returned to again and again? What gifts did you receive from that place during that time?
You can layer many threads into a Sit Spot practice, but at the heart of it is the reminder, and felt realization and understanding, that we women are indeed nature woven. We can take rest and nourishment from that awareness and your experience of it!
I hope you enjoy this short video. Please share your stories, musings, and reflections in the comment box below!
Posted by Jane Valencia