It’s time to pause the posts of the Map of Consciousness for at least a week and focus on something that most everyone is feeling right now, anxiety and fear.
People like to be in control of their own lives. They like to have an idea of what is going to happen from day to day. They like certainty.
As we live in times of a pandemic, there is very little certainty or control. New information is being reported throughout the day. How are we supposed to keep calm?
While I believe that we make choices in our life, I also think that some things are fated. I believe this may be one of those times. For a long time, our culture has been all about me and what do I want. You could see it in the grocery stores last week with people fighting for the last pack of toilet paper. We aren’t meant to live our lives focused on only ourselves. We are meant to be concerned for our neighbors and have compassion for our fellow citizens. We are all hurting.
We are meant to shift right now. Shifting isn’t comfortable. Some of the anxiety you’re experiencing could be due to this. Maybe you’re an empath and can feel other’s emotions. Just going to the grocery store was an exercise in not picking up other’s emotions. Or maybe you’re just trying to make it through the day with some sense of normalcy.
This is a time for us to come together, but your emotions will follow you wherever you go. You can’t run. You can’t hide. It’s ok to be afraid or anxious, but you need to move through these emotions. You don’t want them to become a part of you. Negative emotions are said to weaken the body which can make you more likely to get sick.
So, what do you do? You need to find what works for you. It could be meditation, reading a book, going outside, or having a dance party.
My ability to quiet the mind started when I practiced regular Reiki sessions. First by having other people conduct them for me and now practicing them on myself and others. I also regularly turn off the TV. I get the news that I need and then give myself time to process it. In the evenings, I’ve been reading books. I’ve been rereading books that I’ve loved over the years such as Harry Potter, Jane Austen and Twilight. Books that can take me to another world and allow my imagination to soar.
What are you doing to help with your anxiety? Let me know. Do you want to know more about what I do? Click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.