In the current state of the world, we would do well to remember to take good care of our energy.
We as humans only have so much energy to spend, and to blow it on things that don’t serve us not only hurts us, but also hurts “us” as a collective species. When someone is trying to control us for whatever reason, they cannot do it as easily if we have full energy. This is the reason that someone seeking control will try to make us emotionally and physically drained by any means possible, until we cannot make a change or fight back.
One of the best things we can do for ourselves and others during this time is to pay attention to our self-care. Preserve and conserve our energy, as well as our loving spirit- first for ourselves, and then for those around us, no matter how they are acting. This does not mean that we will commune with them, but rather that we will not waste any of our precious energy despising them or feeling like their helpless victims. We can cultivate our love and compassion for all of humanity, whatever they are dealing with, while making our love and care for ourselves the priority. What I mean by that is we can have a larger love and compassion for them, but we will also not allow what they are doing to drain our precious energy. Conserve, plan, act, and love.
That is how we get through trying times with those who are not choosing to take control of their own energy.
Sometimes loneliness can occur even if you have others around you that love you. You might be feeling emptiness or despair. This can make it feel like you’re missing something, which is what loneliness feels like.
How can you help it to pass through you?
Get quiet and still, and ask yourself what the feelings of loneliness are showing you. Take the answers you get back from yourself or your higher spiritual team, follow what you’ve been told, and you will start to cure the loneliness.
We all want to feel connected. Sometimes we accidentally cut ourselves off from the things that will solve our problems. In that case, all we need to do is open back up to them again.
Feeling helpless and angry by the outer world’s events? Try an inner revolution.
To overcome fear, we must venture out just past the edge of our comfort zones. We must become friendly with the unknown, willing to become uncomfortable, and able to manage this area with peace and ease. (For more information about this concept, grab a copy of my new book, Holding Space-A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First).
It is in embracing the unknown that we uncover what was previously hidden. Having been revealed to us, we now have another piece of our puzzle, and can advance forward one more step.
We are frozen by fear when we do not allow ourselves to experience the uncomfortable state of “not knowing.”It is perfectly o.k. to play things safe, but it is not a place where much growth typically occurs.
So if we desire to move forward, or change a certain situation, the best place to start is just outside of our comfort zone. That’s where the gold is.
Everyone loves the feeling that comes from being respected. When we feel respected by ourselves and others, we feel more full. When we feel this abundance, we then have enough overflow to give more to ourselves and to others.
Giving, receiving, and mutual respect in relationships feel good. These things grow from understanding our needs and the needs of those around us. If we go often to the still place inside, we can get answers to questions we ask ourselves and our higher power about our feelings. In doing so, we will be more aware of our needs as well as things that we need to work through to avoid projecting them onto others.
Harmony rises when we know ourselves enough to ask for what we need in each moment. When we approach others with a need that has been discovered after an honest assessment of our emotional state, we won’t be as shy to ask for it to be met. As well, if we are communicating with another who knows themselves well, they will usually be more understanding in their response to our request.
Respect will feel plentiful through the honesty that was given, and hearts will continue to open, adding to the love, peace, and harmony that we desire. ❤
My new “book baby” has officially been born!
Holding Space- A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to
Take Care of Yourself First
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Sneak peek of my new book cover.
Waiting on the final edit reviews/corrections of the final proof and then off we go!
Until then, here’s a little teaser…
“No matter what our story, above all else we all desire to love and be loved. I believe that if we heal the wounds within ourselves first, and then within our partnerships, families, and communities, this is how we will eventually bring about the global peace and harmony that we wish to see. This is true transformation from the inside out, not merely change from the outside in. When we can do this within ourselves, our intimate relationships will be healthier. When our intimate relationships are healthier, our families will be healthier. When our families are healthier, our communities will be healthier, and so on. It is of the utmost importance to first heal ourselves, then our relationships, our families, our communities, our world, and our universe. If we attempt to change the world without this foundational healing, and attempt to re-build on a wounded separateness consciousness, we are again building our houses on sand.” Amanda Dobra Hope- from: Holding Space- A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First
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