I am aware that I feel best when I am looking outward, forgetting myself.
Focusing beyond myself does not come naturally, nor was it possible or even a good idea until I had realized the trouble I was in.
After years of working on my closest connections with members of my immediate and extended family, it is time to let the work in those realms I have done suffice and move on.
Like this heron, my attention is moving outward.
This morning I read in Psalm 5 "Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you."
Today, I find refuge in God and sing for joy. Healing is on-going. I need not open the bandages too often to check. I am free to do acts of kindness with good cheer. May God help me to return to this orientation when my compass tips sideways.
Are you also sensing a call to increased freedom?