Our teddies nestle together and Tim’s precious Blue Ted needs loving care. Tim has saved one of his Dad’s handkerchiefs, and I have promised to create a new tummy for Blue Ted with it. I offered to do a complete re-build; cleaning and re-stuffing him, and Tim’s face fell.
‘I love him, just as he is.’
I can create a new tummy for him from his Dad’s handkerchief, without changing him in any other way. With loving energy, I spoke to Tim about doing this when I have time without pressure or distraction. Blue Ted is not a job to be done in a rush or another thing on a ‘to-do’ list.
There have been many distractions lately and a lot of it has come from a few souls who need to create chaos in order to feel they are alive. It is wearing for us, as we choose a calmer way of being. It also plays havoc with our workflow and creativity. Tim and I work side by side in our Railway Room and as with all things in life, it’s a juggle on how this flows.
We hold each other safely and with love which nurtures a durable peace for us. Handling the distractions and deliberate attempts to disrupt our flow has been a work-in-progress. Others make their choices on how they live each day, and we have decided it only impacts our flow when we let it in. We have discovered that dealing with the distraction by taking action on a practical level, having a quick chat to vent the feelings it triggered and then making a fresh cup of tea; gifts the space to let it flow through. Tim takes a few minutes to look at steam engines and dreams of the fairs we are planning to attend next year, and is grateful for the lovely souls who share his passion. I read or listen to some soothing words from lovely souls like Erika in Switzerland, Jude in America and Dawn in Yorkshire and knit a few more rows of a sock.
Balance is restored.
Our minds are quiet.