a : to fall back under pressure
b : to shrink back physically or emotionally
Sometimes a good Recoil is necessary. I am coming out of one right now. For me, it means unplugging, drawing, writing, journalling and just being.
Recoiling involves a little extra sleep, a little less socializing, less watching the news. A little more walking in nature, a little more grounding and meditation. A little more self care.
There is no space for blogging or sharing personal art in a recoil.
I still hold space for my dearest friends.
I never know in advance when one will come on. It is not like I can plan a Recoil. It just happens.
During Recoil, I still go to work and do the normal daily things a human does, but it is all a tad bit flat. I show up in my art studio and nothing really sparks for me. Traffic is too loud and crowds are annoying.
It is all ok I know this too will pass. And not only pass, but I will feel rejuvenated after.
It can last for a week and sometimes several.
Practicing gratitude and showing up and leaning in keeps the recoil lighter and airy.
Summer is on the horizon, the hummingbirds have returned, the art is sparking . All is well.
Do you ever recoil? -