Cee’s Share Your World for this week:
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
It would depend on whether I could know what I know now. I kind of like 30 in terms of having some maturity but still a sense of life unfolding — but I’d only want to go back there if I could take all the growth and clearing and spiritual progress with me. It would be phenomenal to be young and know what I know…
So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?
I keep a couple of folding ones in the car, which lives in an attached garage, and we keep a couple more spares in the garage. So no, I generally feel secure about having an umbrella if a storm blows in while I’m out and about. I have at least one coat with a hood for each season as well, so if I think there’s a chance, I usually go out wearing “protective gear”.
Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?
Generally I recharge more alone. I will say that when I visit California and hang out with my friends there — all of whom are people with whom I’ve shared deep experiences at spiritual workshops — our deep conversations and closeness fill me up in a way I can never quite get alone.
I can also enjoy a quiet lunch or coffee with one other person and deep conversation. But generally I find crowded restaurants draining. Around here people seem to like to get together in groups more than one on one and I usually find groups draining too — unless we’re getting together to do some kind of ceremony or practice so everyone’s energy is focused and in a calm space. That energy of two or more gathered can be quite amazing and good for a recharge.
Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend to have in common.
Don’t have a spouse or a partner and I’ve never been a “best friend” person. I generally have a bunch of people with whom I have close relationships, each with its own cherished nuance. These days I’d say the most frequent thing in common with close friends is spiritual journey. And a love of good food is a common bond. Music another…
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m very grateful that it seems our freezing nights last week didn’t kill any of our already-blooming plants or trees. I’m looking forward to the return of somewhat warmer weather this week.