A Practice for the Sensitive Soul
With the earthquake fallout continuing in Haiti, many of us sensitives are feeling edgy, sad, helpless and even angry. I feel the energy of the world in my body, and it is my practice especially now to continue to express and release it, take care of myself, and to cultivate a new perspective (awaken more fully).
This does not mean that I become careless, or fail to take any other action I feel compelled to take. It just means that in order to handle my own sensitivity, I learn to hold a place of love and compassion not only for the suffering of others in the world, but also for my self. (ok, I have my work cut out for me on this one.)
Todays' practice is "Doing Something Different." And I am looking forward to practicing today.
"Doing something different" means cutting the cord on our emotional discomfort by engaging in activities that take us away from the present uncomfortable thought-cycle and into something focused in the here and now. For example, we may choose to power-walk, dance, sing as we clean the house, or even run around the block. Anything that takes us out of our "spin cycle" will do. Break the energy of the fearful feelings. Focus on the here and now.
One of my challenges in the current situation is to not feel guilty that others are suffering, and I may be dancing! In order to work with my own feelings of guilt and saddness, I am choosing to have a special prayer-time for the people in Haiti today (and any day I feel as this continues). And then I will have my day to focus on something different, perhaps something physical to start like a good power-walk, and then whatever else I choose. Accepting that I am powerless over this situation and allowed to take care of me and have a good day is also something I will be praciticing as I create my day.
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things and events I cannot change, the clarity to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Guide me as I continue to learn, heal and awaken to the perspecitve You would have me know today.