It may seem chaotic when viewing all that is shifting in the world right now, and the variety of perspectives and feelings that are being expressed. Easily we can get swept up in the flurry of emotion and reactivity and not know what to do. There are an infinite number of paths we can choose, and we really never know for certain what the future will hold. It is in these times, especially, that remembering to return home to ourselves is so beneficial. For as we all know, our self is the one thing we do have control over. We choose how we we want to show up for ourselves and others as the events of the world unfold.
Take a moment to reflect on how you have been treating yourself lately. Have you been paying attention to your thoughts and feelings? If you have been feeling angry, or sad how have you been taking care of yourself? Do you feed those thoughts by agreeing that you are a victim, or make yourself bad or wrong for feeling such a way? Perhaps, you practice observing your thoughts, or offering loving kindness to the parts of you that are angry or scared. Perhaps, you find yourself somewhere in between.
No matter what your experience has been like recently, I encourage you to practice being with yourself with kindness, respect, and compassion. You may do this with the words you say to yourself, the images you hold in mind, or perhaps how you move or feel your body. When you come across a part of you that may be lost out in the cold, can you welcome it like you would a dear friend, offering it space to be in the comfort of your heart, and hear its story? Can you welcome the parts of you that are so enraged they are ready to start fires? Will you give them gentleness, and a space to air their concerns and pain, and perhaps explore constructive, peaceful action for moving forward? This willingness to acknowledge what is true within us, is often enough to heal many aspects of ourselves. As you explore this within yourself, you are practicing that which has the potential to heal our interactions with others. The greater our capacity to be with our own pain, the greater our capacity to be with others' pain. We all just want to be heard, loved, and understood. Once these needs have been met, then we can really get down to business in addressing the other issues of the world, together.
Plus, the good news is, the more you practice tuning in to your inner world, and the parts of you, the more clarity comes into your life. You may get guidance from your inner wisdom about ways you can positively influence the world that are unique to you. Also, by transforming any resentment, righteousness, frustration, or grief you uncover, you become infinitely more effective in the world. Even if you never left your home or spoke to anyone, this change in your energy field would radiate outward and benefit the whole Earth. The buoy of the collective consciousness of the world rises every time we each find a greater level of peace within. We are so much more connected that we often remember. There is hope.
Feed your soul. Love yourself. Tend to your aching. Trust that your part is enough. You will know. You're doing a great job.
Blessings Dear Ones,
Reiki Master Teacher and Owner of Embrace Your Essence