Coping with the coronavirus can feel scary. We are not comfortable with so much uncertainty. Many of us are worried about how we are going to live through and beyond this situation. So many aspects of our daily lives have been disrupted. There has been panic displayed as our basic survival instincts kicked in. But we want to be part of the solution. It’s good to take a few moments to center, ground, and focus. Let’s do our best to calm and care for ourselves and each other. We can do this – though we all may need some help. It’s a good time to take inventory and share our understanding and growth with each other.
We all need to do sensible detoxing periodically. Most of us are taking in a heavy load of toxins. Think about what’s in the air we breath, water we use, food & drinks we consume, skin & hair products we put on, and chemicals we encounter at home, school, work – out on farmland or in big cities. This blog post is not primarily about why we need to detox or how to choose the type of detox program that’s best for you. Those are very important and need to be examined thoroughly prior to detoxing. Here I’m pointing out that detoxing can be an emotional roller coaster. It’s good to prepare for that as you plan the suitable detox program for wherever you are on your wellness journey.
So many of us have been “shrinking violets” for far too long. It is high time to blossom fully! Here is a beautiful quote that inspires us to step into the sunlight and open hearts, minds and souls to Spirit/Source! “Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted….
Ever have someone throw some sharp daggers your way? Does it feel like you’ve been the recipient of emotional dumping? If so, how did you handle it? Did you recoil and become defensive? Were you overcome with the desire to reciprocate and take aim with poison darts of your own? Did you obsess over things they said about you? Maybe you’re like me & said yes to all of those. It can be challenging to deal with negativity & criticism that is delivered inappropriately.