In the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, the main character shares a story about when she was a little girl. She was once in a field chasing ladybugs…all day long she was chasing them, and yet she never caught one. Then finally, exhausted, she laid down and took a nap. When she woke up, she found that she was covered in ladybugs. When she asked her parents why, they said that in her sleep full state, she never forgot her childlike innocence, so that all that she desired came to her.
We too, in this new age of the growing age of Aquarius, are being asked to return to our childlike innocence in the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves. We are being asked to nurture our being, mind, and soul. When we are in tune with our inner innocence, we are able to invest in what it is that brings us joy…and allowing ourselves time to truly enjoy and love what we do is the highest form of self love.
What is Spiritual Hydration:
Spiritual Hydration is the watering of the spirit. Do you ever feel parched, and not in a physical way, but in a spiritual way? When you feel burnt out from working at a job that brings you now joy, from taxing relationships that drain you, or from being around a city that drains your sense of wonder and delight? This is called spiritual hydration. Spiritual Hydration is doing things that water and hydrate your soul – like walking barefoot in the grass, oohing and awing at a sunset, playing with animals, painting, drawing, singing for the joy of it, not to get anything in return. Water your soul with connecting with others in a kind and natural way because it is your natural state and not to gain anything in exchange.
Like water, spiritual hydration has no sharp edges. It is fluid. It is every flowing, yet it makes the most incredible changes. To be spiritually hydrated, we must not be rigid. We must flow. Flow with joy and peace and childlike innocence.