Later in the evening, I taught the last day of my 4-week Animal Communication class. My students all did a fantastic job, and I could tell a big difference between now and the first day of class. It's a lot to absorb theoretically if it's someone's first time learning an intuitive art. However, the trick is to relax and not overthink it. It's about getting into a relaxed observational mode. An almost day-dreamy state. Not actively thinking. This is why I like to focus so much on practice in my classes. You can't learn to do this by just reading books. You have to jump in and experience it yourself. That's the only way you can learn to navigate how your abilities work for you.
The brightest light around was the moon, as this was out in the middle of nowhere. As I trudged up the path to the stables in the dark, I heard a strange whirring noise. It sounded almost like a car driving slowly toward me, but I couldn't for the life of me see any car lights (or anything for that matter), so it put me on edge. Then out of the dark a shadow came running at me full speed. In my mind, this had to be a wolf or coyote, so in my feeble efforts to stay alive I screamed at the top of my lungs.
I had a nice chat and cup of tea with Anke. I was supposed to get text-updates on when the tow truck was close by, but I wasn't receiving anything. At one point, in mid-conversation, I just felt this sudden overwhelming urge to run back to the car, so I excused myself and ran back. Surrounding my car was the tow truck and a police car. I run over to them, hoping they wouldn't tow it away without me or arrest me for something. Turns out my car had broken down almost right in front of someone's driveway, so the people that live there had called the police. I am sure the scream in the dark didn't help to reassure them either.
Sunday was relaxing and uneventful. Whenever I take a break from work like this, I like to revisit my priorities. I went through my lists of projects I am working on, and got a little clearer on what things I want to spend my time doing. I am currently creating a few new online projects that I am very excited about. I also set some new intentions for the next few months.
Regardless, I absolutely adore this holiday. I love giving out candy to kids. I love dressing up. I love all the decor (which I honestly could use all year round). I love the candy. Alas, this year I am on a particular elimination diet, so I can't have any candy. Which might be tough, so wish me luck.
I hope you all have a great celebration and lovely week.