I haven’t been in your inbox for a little while now as I took time to navigate and sort out my own feelings on what is happening around us right now in the world.
I won’t make it long. I won’t tell you how to stay calm and carry on in isolation. There’s already a ton of good stuff floating around out there in support of us to manage ourselves and our families as we “shelter in place”.
But I have had some very powerful conversation and experiences lately I would like to share.
The world IS asking us to slow down, stay still, become physically local and perhaps, if we choose, look at what is directly in front of us.
I am hearing about fear, for sure. We have never had to negotiate a pandemic and everyone is learning as we go along.
I am hearing about loss. People I know have lost loved ones. This is real.
I am hearing about frustration. With our families, with our disrupted routines, with our health, with… a lot.
But I am also hearing a lot about… in a word, gratitude. Gratitude for this day, the sun rising and setting, the buds on the trees getting ready to bloom, the power of technology, for meaningful and more conversations than ever before with family and friends.
For many, priorities are becoming clear. This can be enlightening and also very revealing.
For some, patterns from the past are being released as we slow down, notice more and perhaps become more aware of ourselves, our inner life and our relationships.
We are decluttering, inside and out. Cleaning out old dusty rooms, filled with boxes of the past, filled with emotions such as guilt, shame, anger, opening them to look inside and release them to the light (or to the dump).
We are in a process of release, and rejuvenation, of contraction (going small) and expansion (getting space). A cycle of life in a forced, confined, urgent time.
What are you ready to release?
What are you grieving?
Can you let yourself breathe, open up your lungs, the organ of grief, and cry it out?
Tears are a release, and I am seeing, hearing and feeling a lot of them lately. They are a recovery.
Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you are releasing, or share below.
We are all in this together.
It’s not too late to join the Fear to Freedom course right now.. see details below. Or join in the conversations in my Facebook groups for tips and tools on managing these times.
Lots of love,