This air. It’s so perfect in it’s rich, chill seduction today. I want to breathe it all in, take great, greedy gulps and fill my lungs, my very being, with the pure, lush greatness of it. The air is touched with magic, with the very Divine gracing it with it’s presence. It’s Winter air with the barest hints of the coming Spring in it’s undertones. It’s mountain air, clean and pure, fresh and crisp. It’s the kind of air that warps around you, beckoning you to linger just a bit longer. Simply breathing becomes a transcendental experience, and you never want it to stop. The air is sweet and so diaphanous, as it dances and wends and fills the atmosphere with it’s ambrosial wonder. My soul sings out for this kind of air. This silky, cool, vibrant air that brings joy to my being and rhapsodic words to my lips. This air that romances and entrances. Rejuvenating, refreshing, this air laced with hope, promise, and rebirth. This air.
Breathe it in. Breathe it out.
Namaste ~ Ella
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Word Nerd is an on-going feature that shares and highlights unique, whimsical and sometimes forgotten or overlooked words. It’s dedicated to the logophile in us all.
Apricity is an exquisite word that derives from the Latin aprīcus (“warmed by the sun”). Apricity is a particularly apt word since yesterday marked Imbolc which is the middle of the Winter season. It’s also the time when the Groundhog makes his prediction and I know many feeling a sense of apricity hope for an early Spring. Apricity is the kiss of a promise, a note of wonder and warmth in the middle of the dark and cold, Nature’s way of saying that Spring is as eternal as hope and it will always arrive again.
Even the coldest, darkest days will give way to warmth and brightness. Apricity reminds us of this, and fills us with the yearning for those times that will come.
I intend to use the heck out of apricity, especially in the coming days as Winter enters it’s final stages and life begins to creep back into the Earth.
Namaste ~ Ella
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“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”~ Oscar Wilde
So begins February, the second month of the year. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are deep into the dull, chill, darkness that is Winter and it can weigh a bit heavy on the soul. That’s where this beautiful bit of wisdom from the wickedly charming Oscar Wilde comes in – for truly, “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”. I challenge you to take time this month to focus on your senses – feel, taste, smell, hear, see, perceive. Let your soul guide your senses and your sense guide your soul as you fully engage in what you are doing, how you are living. Feel your skin, your clothes, the keys of the keyboard as you type. Listen to them clicking, to the hum of a radiator, the cracking of the wind. Smell the air, the chill dampness of the Earth, the good things you’re eating. Taste each bite, the salt of your tears, the freshness of the water you drink. See how alive you look, how bright your eyes, the people and animals you love. Perceive the motions of your soul, the emotions of the room you are in, the people you are near. Realize the each and every single thing is connected, joined in a unique, complex and diverse flow and that you have a place within it – an important, vital role that you, and only you can fill by simple and fully embracing who and what you are. Let yourself be swept up by the beauty that is to be found if you seek it out, if you open up your senses and pay attention. Let your romance with your self and your life begin here. Cure your soul with your senses and your senses with your soul.
Namaste ~ Ella
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