Say thank you to your human self

Howdy doody, I hope you are well and happy today.

I wanted to share something with you today that I realised last night and wrote about in my journal and it has reaffirmed itself to me this morning.

I listen to and read a lot about our non physical self, our angels, our guides, the Universe etc and what I read (it doesn’t mean it’s written like this, but it’s how I read it) tells me that the Universe lines everything up for us, our Inner Being (our non physical part) knows exactly what we need/desire/want and leads us there, but we as humans (our physical part) don’t always listen. Which I totally get.

I have read a lot about being grateful, thankful, appreciative and I always take it in the way that we be these things towards the Universe and our Inner Being for lining things up and leading us there. And I am totally thankful and appreciative of all I have and all I am able to experience and my life in general. But what I realised last night is that we need to be thankful to our human being (our physical part). You see the Universe naturally lines everything up for us, our Inner Being knows what’s good for us, our desires etc and they do these things naturally, they do this with such ease….. but our Human self gets caught up in the physical world, the every day , the here and now, the how it is now and how we want it to be……we get caught up in what we are living.

The other night when I pulled back our covers to get into bed, I just happened to pull the quilt all the way back to have a look under it, for no real reason other than doing it. As it happened there was a white tailed spider sitting there looking up at me. I thought that’s so cool, because being bitten by one of those is not on my list of things to achieve in life. Then I stopped and thanked the Universe and my Inner Being for lining it all up so I wouldn’t get bitten, but then I thanked my Human Self for listening. Listening to what I was feeling was the right thing to do. Just pulling back the quilt……..just because…… I put the quilt right back on once I got rid of the spider, and so there was no real reason to pull it back, except to see the spider in there.

This morning, I’ve been doing my morning routine and I was about to got sit in my Zen Den and meditate. When I sat down, I looked at a basket of magazines I’ve wanted to move, so I moved them, then I saw something else I wanted to do, so I did that, which led to another couple of jobs I’ve been wanting to do for a little while, and after doing them I felt really good. I was just about to sit down when I thought I heard a vehicle pull up, yup…..hubby called in on his way to town to get some parts repaired and I had actually really wanted to see him before he headed off.

When I saw him coming inside, I thanked myself for listening and just doing the things I felt impulses to do, because I got to have that conversation and receive that kiss before he drove into town. If I had have sat down and gone straight into meditation I wouldn’t have had that little moment of bliss, plus I got some jobs done that I’ve been putting off (which is always a bonus)

I’m all for being thankful and appreciative to the Universe, God, our Inner Being, but one of the most important creatures I think we need to be thankful and appreciative to are our Human Beings. Our physical self. For when we listen and do what feels good, do what we feel impulses to do, just because, we get those little golden nuggets and they’re such precious gems.

Have a wonderful day wherever you are in the world and we’ll

Chat soon

T x

I am now officially ‘A Harvest Widow’

Howdy Doody, how are you today?

It is a beautiful day so far today, here in the Midwest of Western Australia.  It was a lovely warm 37 degrees Celsius yesterday, so it was a beautiful day for harvesting, not necessarily so nice to be outside in (oh boy the flies are disgusting too), but good for harvesting.

Now that harvest has started, life becomes quite a bit different.  My husband usually is off to work by 6.30 or 7am every day, then gets home around 8 or 9pm every day.  I may see him a couple of times during the day, to give him his lunch or a cold drink, but those moments are mostly filled with catching up on business work or he is on the phone organising trucks to cart our grain or talking to the truck drivers to see what our grain quality is like.  This is why I have titled this post Harvest Widow, it is the title we farmers wives give ourselves as we all experience something very similar & understand what each other is going through.  It is as though we don’t have family, but we still need to feed, cook, clean, wash etc for them.

So this leaves me home all by myself & this is a very interesting one in itself.  I do love the solitude, oh so much.  But harvest goes on for 8-9 weeks & it becomes a little (to say the least) testing on moods, attitudes and relationships.

When I was a kid I can remember not wanting to eat my dinner & everyone else finishing, I was a fussy eater & would really have a hard time eating some things, I can remember sitting at the table eating all by myself & I HATED IT!!!!!  So much so that I make a point of us sitting while our kids eat, even if they’re taking so much longer than what we want, we all sit there together & talk or play or whatever until everyone has finished eating.  So eating breakfast, lunch & dinner these last 2 days all by myself has been hard & has hit me hard today.  I’m a person contact person.

Right now, this morning I decided I need to put together a plan of what I’m going to do to change the way things are this year.  I haven’t come up with a decision , yet, but I will.  The reason I need to do this is because I feel lonely.  I am home cooking, doing the bookwork & many other things I want to do, but the human contact isn’t there & this is what I miss. I am off to a good start because tonight I am going to the movies with my older sister to see Bad Moms 2, which will be a great laugh.  I think I need to commit some time each time I go to town to have some direct contact with friends & family.  I’ll get my thinking & planning cap on.

Meanwhile here’s a couple of photos of harvest that my hubby & our eldest daughter have taken (she’s working with us on the farm this year)

Close harvester canola wm
Here is one of our combines harvesting canola
Canola front wm
A closer view of the canola going into the machine
Chaser bin & tractor wm
This is a tractor & chaser bin.  Our daughter is driving one of these this year.  It collects the grain from the combine as it is harvesting
Field bins wm
Field bins, where the chaser bin empties into & the trucks collect from
Canola-truck wm
Loading the canola seeds into the truck to go to town for storing until we sell it

 

Ballerina wm
& here is our beautiful daughter being a ballerina   Yes there is some fun had out in the paddock, it’s not all hard work

 

And what’s happening on the farmer’s wife side of things…….I’ve made dinner for my husband & daughter to eat while I’m out & I’ve popped 2 banana cakes plus a carrot cake in the oven for lunchboxes.  I”ll share those recipes with you in another post.

I hope you have a wonderful day (or evening) & we’ll

Chat soon

T x