The need to be alone started a few weeks ago and I’ll admit to initially thinking that my desire to be alone was possibly an unhealthy thing. The more time that has gone by, the more I realize that it isn’t unhealthy at all. It’s exactly what I am supposed to be doing right now. Over the past several days the amount of confirmations I’ve been getting to support my need has been overwhelming.
First, I’ve been in contact with several people in my spiritual circles who have been feeling that same need to isolate.
Second, my horoscope of the past several days has mentioned it. Here is yesterday’s:
Even if today is a work day, you may consider staying home anyway. Your friends and associates might assume that your current desire for solitude is a sure sign that something is wrong, but they couldn’t be more off target. Making some time for personal matters is an excellent way to get in tune with logical Mercury’s move into your 4th House of Roots. Don’t be overly concerned about what others say; your inner security counts more than anything else now.
Third, a good friend sent me an email a few days ago, which I just got around to reading last night. In this email, it talked about this being a time for people seeking mastery to be alone. Those two words…seeking mastery…jumped off the screen and thumped me right in the head. Why? Because I have been using those words for almost a year now, saying that I am tired of being a dabbler in much and felt called to start moving toward mastery of a few things.
So, taking alone time is just what I’m going to do…without guilt. I have a lot of work to do and the way that I need to go about it is to remove external sources of distraction. No, I’m not turning into a total hermit but there might be times in which I do not turn my phones on or answer my door for days. If you really need to get in touch with me don’t worry. I’ll be checking messages and email and if you indicate that it’s important, I will get back to you sooner rather than later. Just please be sure that it is important!
I know that I am fortunate to be able to do this, and that many people can’t do so as freely due to work or family obligations. Regardless…if you also feel the overwhelming need to be alone, do your best to find ways to carve out as much as you can. Hopefully, we’ve all learned by now that our own needs are just as important as those of anyone else. Here’s to gaining peace and the stillness required to be able to tune in to the messages which we need to be hearing!
Are any of you experiencing something similar?