Well, my week is not going very well, in terms of keeping the signal between my Higher Self and me open. I feel like I hit the ground running the minute I wake up, and don't stop until I flop back in bed at night. I don't do well with this busy, busy, busy feeling all day. It makes me cranky.
Which brings me to my new old bowl and me. I ordered an old Tibetan singing bowl (for meditation and healing purposes) a couple of weeks ago and it arrived last week. I was so excited! Because it is old, it has some weathering on one side. Nothing bad, but the bowl is, well, quite old. Anyway, I was trying out how to use it, and one way to make it sing is to rub the wooden wand around the outside, near the top lip of the bowl. It makes an otherworldly, high-pitched, singing, bell-like sound. Well, because of this weathered patch and because I'm new at this, every time I hit that rough part, the wooden wand made a scraping sound. Not all the time, but when I wasn't very focused or pushing too hard. Interestingly, when I placed the rough area of the bowl away from me, showing outside, I did better than when I had the rough patch hidden nearest my body.
I guess that what I'm saying here is that I'm a bit like that bowl (except not quite that old, thank you very much). I have my rough patches. But I think it is better all around when I am brave enough to show my rough areas and not try to hide them. Hiding them takes more energy.
So here I am, this rough old bowl, saying that even though I've hit a rough patch lately, I'm still going to sing my very best. I hope you will, too.