Only a lamp here and there,
Gloom in the clattering street,
Stygian black in the square;
Dazzling fascias and fronts,
Scintillant sky-scrapers banished,
Snuffed and shut down are the spangles of Town.
London has vanished.
Only a few months ago
London woke up every night;
Dances or ‘Chemin’ or Show,
Festival vistas of light.
Everywhere glitter and glare,
Junket and revelry keeping.
Yes, but despite the laughter and light,
London was sleeping.
Searchlights are probing the skies,
Eastward their streamers are trailed;
Masked are the city’s bright eyes
Even the tramcars are veiled.
Cockneys turn in at eleven,
‘Stop Press’ thirst finally slaked.
Turn the lights out. Now, without doubt,
Silence again. The glorious symphony
Hath need of pause and interval of peace.
Some subtle signal bids all sweet sounds cease,
Save hum of insects’ aimless industry.
Pathetic summer seeks by blazonry
Of color to conceal her swift decrease.
Weak subterfuge! Each mocking day doth fleece
A blossom, and lay bare her poverty.
Poor middle-aged summer! Vain this show!
Whole fields of Golden-Rod cannot offset
One meadow with a single violet;
And well the singing thrush and lily know,
Spite of all artifice which her regret
Can deck in splendid guise, their time to go!
If you’ve felt like you’ve been losing it over the last few days (losing your temper/patience/marbles), or flip-flopping from inner crisis to outer explosion to inner calm to outer excitement you’re not alone.
The Sun has found his mojo again with a series of M-class flares since last Thurs/Fri with the most powerful of those recorded today. I’ve caught myself thinking ‘I can’t have another coffee I’m still buzzing from the one this morning” only to realise I didn’t have one in the morning! That’s how solar energy can feel – like adrenalin rushing through you.
We’ve come to a time where push has turned to shove when it comes to being/doing that which is truly in alignment with our truth, our heart, and our most authentic feelings. This isn’t necessarily about having grand epiphanies about why you’re here – rather it is the day to day way you go about living life that is being pulled into sharp focus. When the day to day is clear, it tends to naturally lead you to whatever your ‘big picture’ path is.
I’ve found that I can no longer ignore those little (big) inner nudges that have been saying: close your eyes and have a few minutes at least of meditation time every day, drink more water, get to bed earlier, get into the appreciation/gratitude zone when you need to feel centred, and read things that you feel inspired by not agitated by. Those are all little things but accumulated over many weeks and months, they create the ‘big picture’ landscape of my health/clarity/energy flow/receptivity to higher guidance and so on.
What have your inner nudges been telling you lately? You might be feeling called to make some changes in your routine or diet, to add, change or delete some things off your schedule or daily menu. Write a list today of those things that have been tapping you on the shoulder, and commit to doing at least a few.
How are you feeling, and what is on your list?
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