I arrived in Cape Town last week and have made sure I take time for small rituals that make me feel grounded here.
I grew up in Cape Town. I have been away often. Although I have a gypsy spirit and am the eternal traveller, I have a strong heart connection to Cape Town. My family is here, a lot of my friends are here and it is all so familiar. It is one of my homes. Spending quality time with family and friends always makes me feel at home here. And adding these little things helps me to ground myself more quickly.
I breathe in. I breathe out. I am present.
My first sighting of Table Mountain from the plane has always taken my breath away whenever I fly into Cape Town. It doesn’t matter how many times I have landed here, it’s still a special moment looking out of the window at the mountain. It feels like she is my mountain (I happily share it with many, many other people 😉 ) and just seeing her grounds me to this place. She is an amazing energy centre and a well-known landmark.
Walking on the beach with the sand between my toes and feeling the cold seawater wash over my feet also gives me the stability I am looking for. This is something I always try to do as quickly as possible. And if I can do it with a soulsister, it makes it a really happy and shared moment.
Of course, let’s not forget the magical African sunsets that appear daily. My heart skips a beat and I can gaze at the changing colours forever. Every sunset is a wonderful reminder that I am indeed in Africa for now. I am grateful and truly lucky.
I am in Cape Town, I have seen Table Mountain, walked on the beach and in the seawater and been magically transported away by a few sunsets already. All of these small rituals help me to connect with my surroundings and my self especially after I have been away for a while. I can be quiet and feel more grounded by taking time and going slowly.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Be present.
What do you do to feel more grounded wherever you may find yourself?
with gratitude, Delicia x