I went down the rabbit hole….
I believe the best way to handle rough situations and problems is to live a proactive life.
By proactive I mean daily strengthening and conditioning of my mental, emotional and physical bodies.
Sacred practices to begin each day like prayer, meditation and A Course in Miracles are my basis. I use positivity tools and mind-refocusing to help me during the day. Healthy eating and exercise is a huge part of it too.
But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes things get backed up tiny bit by tiny bit.
That’s what happened to me the other day. I give myself a weekly hour-long Breathwork session as part of my proactive enrichment to keep my energy elevated. But that’s not what happened after this one! I felt so sad. I mean REALLY sad about the suffering in the world now, in past years, and in all of written history.
I went down the rabbit hole. And stayed there for a couple of days until a morning meditation blasted open my heart completely.
And I cried and I cried and I cried. I cried down to my toes. It felt like I was crying for the whole world. I sobbed until there were no tears left. I was weak, but felt cleaned out. I emptied what had pooled up inside of me. In physical terms it was like deep spring cleaning.
I share this story with you because I want you to know that a joyful life doen’t mean you’re happy every moment of every day. Sometimes life is really good, sometimes really bad. But it’s really nice to have tools so not to stay down in “the hole” for too long.
Compassion feels good. I love to feel connected with people. But when they’re suffering I have to be aware of where “me” ends and the others’ suffering begins. I find that I’m better able to be in this world when I do what I can, and know that’s all I can do. For instance in the case of drought and Ukraine, I contribute funds to people directly there, to organizations working there, and I pray for them. That’s all I can do.
Then I try to embody love, acceptance, kindness, connection, cooperation. And consciously give it out. Actually, I feel this is one of the most important things I can do in each day – to focus on how I can be aligned with the best version of my self.
Self care, self love leads to love of humankind and humanitarianism.
Blessings of peace and healing,