(Cat Charissage, acrylic, 2014)
What will you be able to do today to rest on your Depth Dimension Day? For those of us with church families, I know that Sundays are not always very restful days, what with ministries, obligations, committees, getting kids dressed and out the door in time, making sure there’s food to greet us when we get back home, and socializing with people we might not necessarily be wanting to be socializing with. (To be blunt and “real”.)
And for others of us who do not include a worship service on our Sundays, if we were raised in a religious tradition there’s often an ambiguous feeling of restlessness, perhaps even guilt, as we sleep in or find ourselves wandering the house on Sunday mornings, not exactly sure what we should be doing.
Of course, others of us work at our jobs all day Sundays, probably not even able to read this until supper time, wondering what it might be like to actually take a day of “rest”.
If you can, invest a little time today writing about your Sundays and whether they are nurturing for you. If so, identify what is beloved about them, and then guard that from being encroached upon. If they are not nurturing, be honest about it. Perhaps you can’t change anything about that for now, but if you can, do it. In any case, at least be fully honest with yourself, and it’s fully normal and human to feel ambivalent or conflicting emotions.
This is day 16 of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering. For more background information, see the Intro page https://catcharissage.com/2014/10/29/announcing-sixty-days-of-visual-journalling-prompts/, or this post on visual journalling: https://catcharissage.com/2014/07/12/talking-about-journals/.