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  • Rachael Marie Shaffer, RMT

💕Calling in the One: Day 35

This chapter is about Solitude and appreciating, enjoying, & scheduling in time to not just be alone but alone without distraction. Really just being -- with yourself. I, personally, require a lot of alone time. I'm like a hermit. In fact, in the Human Design system, I am a Role Model/ Hermit, which basically means that I'll find career success later in life -- after life experiences, trial & error, & self-development give me Role Model status AND, at the same time, I require a lot of alone time to recharge. Even astrologers have looked at my chart and described me as a psychic sponge, needing time away from other people's energy and to get back in touch with my own rhythms. So, the things I'm "Calling In" right now would compromise that need's fulfillment quite a bit.

Being in a monogamous relationship will take more of me than I've ever really been willing to sacrifice for anybody, and being a mom -- forget it. I'll rarely get a moment to breathe for myself. So I need to really appreciate this time while I have it in abundance. I have been alone a lot in life. My mother was very overprotective, and I lived in a very rural town with very few kids my age around. So, loneliness was the norm, not social interaction. Katherine Woodward Thomas writes about really feeling that loneliness instead of avoiding it with distraction, which can be very challenging what with all of the technology and opportunity to be engaged with other things. But if we really allow ourselves to feel those negative feelings that we so often associate with being alone and come out the other side, we'll find more of ourselves and less suffering. And the more of ourselves we can embody, the more there is to love.

What were your conclusions from this chapter? Comment below!

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Warmest Wishes, Rachael

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