This has been a blur of a season. If I didn't have a calendar, I would have sworn September didn't happen at all.
I had about 8 weddings since September 1st and that included two last minute elopements this very week. There just happens to be a Blood Red moon and if that has anything to do with this, bring on more of them!
Life is strange, with it's twists and turns. We don't know what each day will bring, but it would be nice to have a heads up once in a while. I make plans, then God laughs and turns the day all around. I am pretty flexible and try to live in the moment. My friend, Barbara and I, went on a workshop a few years ago at Omega given by Jon Kabat-Zin. We were taught what most Buddhists do to keep the focus on the moment. Eat with purpose, walk gently and slowly across the earth, wash dishes and relish the clean water and suds and mind your mind!
Mindfulness is a wonderful thing to remember to do. I know I am off when I race from one venue to the other, catching up with the couples who need me to be at a place on time. I breathe as I race, but sometimes, it's too stressful and I have to remember I am human and will be there when I get there.
I do ask them, when I finally get them in front of me at the ceremony, to take a moment to breathe and be present. It helps me, too. I need that pause to be mindful of the enormity of the task, the love in the space and remember that Spirit is ever present.