Good morning, loves. Can we take a moment and check-in? Are you weighed down with anxiety, worry, or fear? You are not alone.
How is your breathing? Quick, shallow, stressed? Close your eyes and draw a deep, breath through your nose, deep into your belly, then slowly release. Good. Do it again. And again.
How is your heart? Place both hands over your heart, palms toward your body, and breathe again, this time into your heart-space. You may feel emotions shift and rise. Let them flow. If you have any rose remedies (flower essence, tincture, tea) savor some now, with gratitude. If you don’t have any, picture an opening rosebud in your mind, and imagine its scent, its beauty, its medicine.
Are you feeling fearful; anxious; powerless? Place your hands over your belly and breathe into your power. Repeat, repeat, repeat. If you have tulsi (tea, tincture, elixir) enjoy some now to support a calm, eased mind. Picture a towering pine tree dancing in a wind, flexible but unbreaking, its roots woven deep into the Earth.
Good. You’re finding your center again… your own deep and stable roots.
What else can you do? So many things. Here are a few that came to mind…
Go off-line. The internet is a powerful source of information and connection, but also misinformation and fear. Press pause. You can catch up tomorrow.
Cultivate laughter, alone or with your loves.
Read aloud. Create something beautiful. Make a family collage on an old piece of plywood.
Sing. Dance. Laugh. Go outside. Look at the moon. Listen to the birds.
Power clean. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements await.
Knead bread dough with love and strength until you are breathless, in tears, or both.
Do something kind. If you have the means, buy a gift certificate from your favorite small, local shop, to throw them a lifeline during lean times. Take a hot Epsom bath. Smell something made with lavender. Massage your feet. Massage your love’s feet. Call someone you care about to offer support.
Make a pot of soup. Brew a pot of tea.
Make medicine. Make magic. Make love. Make peace.
And repeat the words in your mind, “This too shall pass.”
We’re all in this together.