It's Labor Day; September 7th, 2020. I'm writing down the year because, for the last few weeks, I feel like I've been working in the 1980s again. Songs, movies, people from that time frame were popping up for review and a revisit. I find it fascinating how my linear/sequential/horizontal timeline has been rearranging itself vertically, so I can more easily navigate/jump back and forth between timelines...have you been feeling that?
Today is a fruit day, biodynamically, so I decided it was the perfect time to work these perfect, luscious peaches into jam. With ginger, of course!
Do you eat jam? Do you have a favorite?
I really don't eat a lot - however, I do love having some on hand for folks who end up here at workshops, events, etc.
As I was peeling, chopping, and simmering, I listened to a bit of Zorra's call.
It's totally alchemical: cooking.
Taking raw ingredients and mixing them together over a fire to become something new.
I really enjoy this process!
Moving through the various steps (chopping, weighing, measuring, stirring, mixing) I thought about my actual to-do list of things I had planned for today.
Sometimes, things get rearranged from a higher place though, have you noticed?
So, I just stirred carefully, waiting for the concoction to reach the correct consistency. Literally, the 'gel-point.'
Are you experiencing this in your life?
Things kind of proceeding along, until something suddenly...gels?
I considered all of the things that I do daily, with an intention that somehow they are all contributing to my bigger dreams.
Sometimes, there is circling back (to the 80's?! Okaaaay...)
Often there is a bit of impatience (I am a Ginger, after all)
More often, there is a sense of curiosity, when something shows up that reminds me that the gel-point is getting really close, or....suddenly I'm done!
So, what is cooking for you? Do you see things getting close to the gel-point?
What action steps are you taking (with consistency) to be ready?