Have you noticed how traumatised we all are? Look around. Fear. Masks. Judgement. Hysteria.
If this isn’t a highly traumatised society I don’t know what is.
Let’s get real for a minute. We are at the beginnings of a deep and painful healing process. Your world. Your society. Your family.
It’s a healing process we don’t even know we need because we’ve been programmed so deeply to believe that everything is functional just the way it is.
Human trafficking. Racism. Poisoned food. Profit above everything. Does anything about that sound healthy to you?
Disconnection. Nihilism. Co-dependency. Tribalism. FEAR.
Not a cocktail I’d like to drink but it's being pumped into your system 24/7 by the existing media paradigm and societal ‘normalities’. Far from normal. A long way off healthy.
So what’s the solution?
First, turn off the TV. Nothing coming through the traditional media channels is going to make you feel any better or assure you. Consuming it will just lead you to a black hole of despair and contraction. The exact opposite of what makes your immune system healthy and strong. Be highly aware of what you are consuming on social media or from anyone in your circle. Nobody has all the ‘facts’ (if such a thing exists) and the only way you are going to know what is right for you - is by connecting to YOU. That’s not possible if there’s continual interference. Right now you might not feel like meditating or going to the gym but I can hands-down guarantee you’ll feel a million times better for it.
Whilst you’re being mindful of what you consume, be mindful of what you put out. Nasty media posts, criticism and judgement of others isn’t going to solve this situation, only make it worse by feeding the feelings of separation, tribalism and isolation.
This is the biggest part - if you feel emotionally triggered, either by the shituation* you are in personally, or by someone else’s words, actions or the audacity to breathe without a mask covering their face - STOP. Don’t move. Don’t react. Get still.
Be guided by how you feel
This is what everyone needs to learn. Your emotions are just telling you stuff. It’s not about the other person. It’s about how you feel inside and how you interpret those feelings. The beauty of this is that you also have the tool to resolve your emotional activation - but most people don’t realise it - because it’s not taught in schools - and it’s even poo-pooed as being some woo woo stuff. Well, how about this.
Lets start with a breath
Instead of dropping bombs on each other, blowing stuff out of proportion and making our nervous systems go haywire - we drop BREATHS. Lot’s of them. DEEP BELLY BREATHS. Into the core of your being.
You want to resolve that emotional wound? Breathe.
Change how you feel inside? Breathe.
Create more abundance in your life? Breathe.
Love yourself more? Breathe.
Basically, you get the picture. It comes back to the simple thing every time. Your breath is your superpower, should you choose to engage with it. In a couple of minutes, you can take yourself from suped-up nervous Nina to chilled out Cathy - if you weren’t so fixated on someones outrageous internet opinion. Stick to your own lane, use your own breath.
Find a comfortable position
Close your eyes
Breathe in through your nose for a count of 4
Hold your breath for a count of 7
Breathe out through your mouth for a count of 8
Repeat 4 times
If you don’t feel 100000% times better, then I’ll eat my hat. That’s how easy it can be if you take a moment to think for yourself. You’re in control of your mind and body, now it’s time you acted like it.
If you know you’ve got more emotional gunk in your system to deal with - then I’m your woman.
Tried everything? Good. You probably haven’t tried this.
You probably won’t. But if you do? It will change your life, and you’ll be free once and for all.
Breathe the change you wish to see in the world.