Can I make hermit into a verb? I’m going to because it describes my world a bit right now. Two weeks ago I deactivated my personal Facebook account and it has made a huge difference. I’ve gone into the cave again and though I have moments of judging this “anti-social” behavior it feels right. I know there is stuff I’m missing (like the pics my sister posted of my niece after her heart surgery), but the stuff I’m not missing is doing wonders for my attitude. I haven’t been offended, annoyed, or angry in two weeks. In saying that though, I also can’t pin point any one person who posted stuff that pissed me off either (in fact for a while there I was an instigator). Maybe it was my fault but the energy in that old group became so uncomfortable for me. It’s made up of past and present real life friends and family…including a lot of people with very strong views on religion and politics. In logging on to that page I felt the same way I would if I brought all of them into a big room and had them actually discuss religion and politics. Talk about stress! They are all great people and I’m sure I’ll return to them, I just have to be in a mental place where those two topics don’t bother me so much. Thus, I’m hermiting.
I’m also returning to reading one of my favorite authors, Sonia Choquette. I loved Sonia and devoured many of her books before I decided that I needed to focus my spiritual pursuits elsewhere. Sonia’s a psychic and writes about intuition and connecting with angels and guides. Right now I’m reading her book “Ask Your Guides” and I’m remembering how tuned in to my intuition and open I was to the possibility of getting guidance and help from the spirit world when I was reading her works a couple of years ago. It’s actually a huge relief for the fear and anxiety I’ve felt as I’ve observed the world these past six months or so. The idea that I can call on angels and/or spirit guides brings me comfort in this present moment.
Other than delving back into an area of spirituality I enjoyed and benefited from in the past, I’m also thinking a lot about the novel and preparing it for querying. I’m planning to get down to business on the second draft in about two weeks. Ultimately I think that’s really what this hermiting is about. I am limiting my distractions and remembering how to tap back in and open myself up to guidance and inspiration. Hopefully it all pays off in the end!