practice makes perfect?

I meditate daily, at least twice a day.  I practice deep breathing exercises several times a day.  I use music as therapy to lift my mood or wallow in melancholy.   I am a humanist and love the human species as a collective so I send out those energy vibes to those who need it most, to troubled areas of the world and to those who have experienced natural disasters and are trying to recover.

Do not misunderstand, I am not looking for merits for any of this.  On the contrary, even as a witch, I do not believe in karma.   Hence the saying, all Wiccans are witches but not all witches are Wiccan; however, all witches and Wiccans are pagan.

Nevertheless, with all my good intentions – I still have issues.  I have insomnia most nights, other nights I sleep more than 10 hours.  I have chronic pain issues and no matter how beneficial deep breathing exercises are and meditation is, pain is still pain.  Living with chronic pain is, for me, about making the now more bearable.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

There is no quick fix or problem solver for every single thing.

I know you are out there.  I know you have your own set of issues.  I know that sometimes now is not bearable.  I feel you, empathize with you and sympathize with you.  I send light and love to you in the hopes that it will help to make your now a little more bearable.

Sometimes being present and in the now is difficult.  Breathe deep.  This now may not be ideal.  But before you exhale, it is now once more.  And with each breath, it is now.

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