As deep cold and long nights approach, the painted turtle burrows deep, stills its breathing, and disappears into quietude for 6 months. It was the story of the Painted Turtle's waiting period that first inspired Gayle Boss to create the All Creation Waits book that inspired the Peaceful Press's Unearthing Wonder Advent Guide.
Now we welcome Gayle Boss onto Restoration Home for a conversation about the inspiration and birth of "All Creation Waits". Gayle talks about waiting, about seasonal depression not as something shameful, but as the bodies response to the season and the need to cuddle in, to still the whirl of activity we dwell amidst, and let our souls rest.
Sometimes, you wake up and suddenly realise your soul is heavy and so often we'll medicate that heaviness, when we need to clear the deck to let ourselves sink deep into the mud like a painted turtle and experience deep quiet.
In this season, what would leaning into rest look for you? What does your soul need, what does the heartbeat of your family need?
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