About Cecilia

I am a Life & Clutter Coach and IST Practitioner. I LOVE helping writers, creatives and entrepreneurs just like YOU, make their homes and lives into supportive containers for their creative AND personal lives.  

Cecilia's sharp, crystalline insight has kept me on track in my creative life, my business life, and my emotional life for the past six years: she's a triple threat!

 - Sarah Selecky, author of Giller Prize nominated This Cake is for the Party

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Get that Fur from Icky to Ahh...

It’s Cecilia coming to you from a bus trundling down the mean streets of Reno on my way to spend 25 days at the meditation school I study with in Northern California. 

Already I can feel a deep sigh spreading out from my belly into my arms and legs, a starfish floating in the warm ocean. 
My body remembers this feeling after spending 3 months volunteering this summer.  Not that it was easy.  Cooking (inside and out), cleaning, drilling, painting, weeding, laundering, etc…  I also bubbled, stewed, and erupted much like the countless volcanoes in the area once did. 
It was challenging and beautiful and when I came home my eyes were clear, my belly was solid and my fur was brushed soft and smooth.
I’ve had a regular meditation practice for the past few years.  Some days my practice is good (I’m still, I feel solid, I open), some days it’s not (I fidget, my mind won’t stop, I close).
A few weeks ago I had the bright idea that I would save time if I went to put my laundry in before meditating. 

I. Was. Wrong.

Not only did it not save me any time, but I felt like a cat whose fur was pet the wrong way.  Icky, wrong, prickly, grumpy.  Yuck! 

I ran home, deposited myself on my cushion, and I sat...  And as I sat, I could feel my fur remember the summer, remember the feeling of being soft and smooth. As I sat, I slowly let go of the prickles, the grumpy, the icky.  Little by little I got closer to Ahh...
In a way I'm glad I tried that little experiment.  Now I know that even if my meditation is crap, it still makes a difference to my fur and my day. 
I'd love to know:

  • What makes your fur stand on end? 
  • What helps to smooth it out?

Comment below!  

Take care,
Cecilia Moorcroft

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