Saturday 30 June 2012

Comfort in tea

I have moved through this morning in a military style, cleaning up the kitchen, doing the dishes, putting washing on, hanging washing out, clearing out the stock pile of potatoes and carrotts which made their way into a vegetable soup.  I'm not sure I eased my way through my morning at all, my head has been echoing the washing machine, a jumble of thoughts and feelings.
The thing is with washing, it gets jumbled around in the machine, I take it out and its clean. I unravel socks caught up in knickers, I unravel knickers caught up in bra-straps,  and I excavate socks out of the duvet cover. I hang it outside on the line, it's in some kind of order and it's unravelled.

I go to make a cup of tea, I'm currently drinking Twinnings Chai Tea, it has a spicy taste about it.  I read the poem on the box, it's a poem by Gladstone:

If you are cold, tea will warm you.
If you are too heated, tea will cool you.
If you are too depressed, tea will cheer you.
If you are too exhausted, tea will calm you!

Does tea really do this?....or is it the way we drink our tea which does this? I have drunk my tea mindfully, in the moment.  Without my washing machine mind, I am no longer depressed.  I have purposefully sat down to drink my tea, I do feel calmer because I am relaxing into the moment.
I have picked flowers to enjoy whilst sipping my tea, I love the combination of orange nasturtiums  alongside a dark purple aquilegia.  I have been reading my book, this i know, notes on unravelling the heart by Susannah Conway.

I love this book, I am very reluctant to finish it, it is the sort of book you will want to buy as a gift for a friend.  I gave my first copy away to Pat, my College tutor, she is retiring so I'm not sure if I will see her again.  I felt on some level she would really like it, so I gave her my copy, the copy which I hadn't finished reading.  I felt a bit bereft after giving it away, and wondered why I did this when I hadn't even finished reading for myself.  I got myself another copy from amazon - I feel gratitude for amazon.  I like the idea that Pat just might be reading it at the same time as me,  and, by giving, I am receiving.  When I sink into the moment of thinking about Pat reading this book, I feel soft, gentle, I feel a loving energy, I feel pleased for the love given by me to Pat in the token of this book.  I feel the love that Susannah gave birthing her first book. 

I am reminded that when my washing machine head stops, when we unravel, hang to dry, we find love, we find ourselves, we are love.  

Cup of tea Love?

"When you are praising, when you are appreciating, when you are acknowledging value, when you are looking for positive aspects, when you are laughing, when you are applauding, when you are joyous, when you are feeling that feeling of appreciation pulsing through you, in those times, there IS NO RESISTANCE within you. You are, in those moments, vibrationally up to speed with who you really are."
~ Abraham-Hicks


  1. Sounds like a good day of grounding and being in the moment; I too have Susannah's new book, haven't started it yet, so I'm looking forward to it even more after your post. I love that we are Love and it makes me smile to see that gorgeous photo capturing your day. Happy Saturday xxx

  2. your blog has become so beautiful! I love those photos at the top and its so poetic and spacious and lovely! am off to get myself that book now and yesterday I was inspired to clear the washed dishes away to be clean and clear this morning (though slightly pissed husband had a midnight snack and while he did at least attempt to clear up.... it wasn't exactly how I left it!! what can you do!) xx try and come to the wild woman retreat in Sept! it would be so good to catch up!

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments - I've been wanting to change the look and feel of my blog for a while, something that was more "me". I feel I'm beginning to blog more from "the heart", well, I have been on Susannah's e-course about it!! Did you feel the difference after clearing away your dishes?...despite the slight interference from hubs? x that wild woman retreat is fast coming around! x

  3. Thanks Jules - I hope you enjoy it, let me know how you get on with it x