There's a lovely Southern expression, "Letting the well fill up", which means that you have to stop drawing water from the well in order to allow it time to replenish. I love this image! It surely applies to caregivers as a perfect metaphor for allowing ourselves the time to renew, reinvigorate, reach out for inspiration -- to have a respite from our cares and caregiving so that we can let our resources of love, energy, enthusiasm, and compassion be recharged from the inside out. To pause and "let the well fill up" with grace and guidance. Whatever your spiritual tradition, take the time you need to connect to your Source in prayer and meditation with heartfelt trust that the well will be filled to overflowing for you. And open your heart to receive the blessings!
Max Highstein has created a soothing, relaxing guided meditation called The Healing Well. To hear a sample of this and his other guided meditations with beautiful music, please visit www.guidedimagerydownloads.com
Karen is a compassionate, enthusiastic student of life, who cared for her mother for 17 years. She brings her insights, compassion, experience and desire to share knowledge and healing to this ongoing conversation with others on the caregiving path. If you are caring for a parent, spouse, friend or other loved one this site offers sanity-saving tips, open-hearted self-care ideas, and an open forum for discussion, connection and sharing resources for the journey.
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