|Posted on April 19, 2020 at 12:30 AM|
April 2020 Newsletter
Please read and enjoy!
I am so excited to put out this newsletter! As a Holistic Wellness Coach, I have so many ideas about what to write about and there are so many topics I would love to share with you. But, I felt as if there was a bit of a dark shadow over me that left me feeling discouraged and almost sad.
After some soul searching, I think the reason was obvious! Today's current and unprecedented events affected me deeper than I expected. Plus, I think my expectations of being able to roll with the punches better than the average person weren't met. Ahhh....disappointment! But let's face it, isolation and the fear of not having access to products and services we are accustomed to has turned our daily lives upside down. We've been isolated from our families, our friends, and our colleagues. Some of us can work from home and many of us are left without an income and homeschooling our children.
This is a lot of change, and BIG changes too, in a very short amount of time and no one can get through this unscathed.
So, as I worked through my own mental and emotional clutter in dealing with these upsetting times, I would like to share some strategies that have helped me. I hope these suggestions will help you as you redefine and reshape your normal.
First - acknowledge what you are feeling. Scared, anxious, mad, overwhelmed. You have so much to think about. Preparing to have some source of income to pay your bills, maintain your home and car, your children's education, your pets, and maintain healthy relationships, and the list goes on. Acknowledge what you feel. Make a list of the emotions you feel. This will help you to process these emotions, give them a voice, and allow you to release them and the energy lodged in your physiology. Understand that this is temporary; even after we come through this, things will be different... but we will be okay. You are not alone either!
Second - approach this crisis with gratitude. I know that seems ridiculous but it is the only way you can transmute destructive emotions into constructive ones that are more conducive to a peaceful mindset. This will allow you to raise your vibration and even support your immune system functions. Here is a quote someone recently forwarded to me. I don't know who the author is so I cannot take credit (if anyone knows for sure, please let me know so that I may give the author credit here), but it is powerful and I would like to share it with you:
"Thank you, corona virus, for shaking us and showing us that we are dependent on something much bigger than we think. Thank you for making us appreciate the luxury we lived in - abundance of products, freedom, health and realizing we were taking it for granted. Thank you for stopping us and making us see how lost we were in the 'busy-ness'... not having time for the most basic things. Thank you for allowing us to put aside all our problems we thought were so important and showing us what is actually important. Thank you for stopping the transport. The Earth was begging us to look at the pollution for a very long time...we didn't listen. Thank you for all the FEAR - it has been a global disease for years but not many of us wanted to face it. Now we have to face it and learn how to embrace it with love and the support of our community. Thank you for this reevaluation of our lives. Thank you as we finally understand what it means that we are all connected. Thank you for the unity between all of us. We knew the world had to change. Thank you for helping us to undermine everything from the very beginning and giving us a chance to build a world. This virus is part of us, between us, in us. It connected us all, either physically or energetically. Gratitude supports the immune system but it also lets us see things from many perspectives and it is up to us which perspective we will choose - but best to be aware of all of them."
I really loved reading this myself! I hope you will be able to find some peace in this.
And lastly...take time for Self Care. Take a walk, pray, meditate...remember what it is that brings you joy! Cooking, painting, music....make time to put it in your daily life. Change your habits! You have a purpose and were given these abilities and likes to enhance your life and those around you. The order of the universe is to create...and when we create we are fulfilling our purpose.
Don't forget to eat well and try not to overindulge in all your quarantine snacks!
It's your thyme to thrive!!