One of the things that I’ve learned most clearly in the last few years is that most of life, especially the beautiful and meaningful stuff, is caught up in subtlety. Its quiet, almost peeking presence needs an extra special second glance, or careful listen, or softer touch.
When I put my anxiety and fear aside for my son and listened quietl, and looked carefully, I knew inside he had serious allergies that needed attention. Within the span of 72 hours I had him seen, referred and tested. And now I know for sure. I had to de-noise what was going on around me in order to do that, and I hope I can continue to harness that energy and focus in the future.
When we visited Mud Lake (a sweet respite, an undisturbed piece of nature in this ruckus city) I spent a little extra time noticing all of the subtle details that were largely hidden. That could be missed in one sweeping glance or walk spent thinking of other things.
And it reminded me of how nature and our own health are so interconnected. Noticing my older daughter’s skin color on her face, her eating habits, they tell me about her growth, her exhaustion, how the rhythm of the next day should be. Waldorf teachings resonate clearly on these points, and I am learning more about this every day (well, whenever I carve the time to read). Natural healing is subtle and powerful simultaneously. Just like the juiciest, most wonderful parts of life.