The Call to Rest


This past week, I had nothing on my calendar in terms of appointments. It felt heavenly.

I put down several things on my “to do” list, fully intending to enjoy a productive day of easing back into business.

Except . . . my body and spirit (and the Spirit) had other plans.

I needed to REST. All three agreed. No room for argument. 

As the Spirit would have it, my friend Louise called, smack dab in the middle of when I’m usually the most productive and don’t take calls.

I took her call.

When I told her how low-energy I felt, she told me about an article she’d read on the 9 types of rest. I wrote them down. (And here’s the link to the article, to give the author full due.)

Which of these do you resonate with most?

While I do OK with 4, 5 and 8 through my healing practices, the other forms of rest seemed novel to me. 

What especially arrested me was #2, “permission to not be helpful.”

Not be helpful? That’s part of my divine design. Being helpful comes so naturally to me. I seem to know just what a person needs, and share it from the vast reservoir of knowledge I absorb so easily as a lifelong learner and highly sensitive person who naturally takes in a ton of information.

Permission not to be helpful felt so refreshing.

So this week I put off calling the clients back who are patiently waiting to meet with me. I needed the rest of not being helpful for a short time.

What about you? Do you need permission to take one (or more) of these types of rest?

I hereby bestow my permission!

And my permission is based on the One who invited me, and who invites you, into a life of rest: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

A life of rest, and work arising only out of rest and your Divine Design, is your spiritual birthright. If you would like to discover your Divine Design, go here to fill out a questionnaire and get on the waiting list.

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