Writing, these past few weeks, has been so challenging. Especially sharing the writing… Well, a lot of things have been challenging.
Along with all the change that’s going on in the world, and the hardships and losses, I’ve been processing a lot of sadness. It’s a feeling that I’ve grown to be more accepting of over the years.
I no longer even need to know exactly why the feeling is here. It’s probably here for many reasons. Instead I do my best to allow it, and take care of whatever need it’s communicating.
I’ve also felt overwhelmed more easily. Maybe you can relate to that. I’m learning more about how our nervous system, for those of us who are more sensitive, processes things deeper, and there are more feelings happening than for others.
So, I’m processing for myself, as well as processing what’s going on around me.
We’re in the middle of transformation, and it can feel uncertain, painful, and scary. But there’s always a breakthrough at the end, if you allow the breakdown to happen and keep moving through.
In the meantime, while we’re in it, here’s what I’m finding that’s helping the most:
💗 Allowing myself to be where I’m at – This can be a challenge, because sometimes we don’t even realize we’re not doing that. But it will feel like emotions built up inside, resistance, self-judgement, pressure… Those are some of the ways you might know you’re not allowing. Allowing looks like acceptance, acknowledgement, letting go, and surrender.
💗 Sharing with a support system – For me, it’s best when it’s one-on-one. Getting to share how I’m feeling with someone who can compassionately witness is honestly sometimes the only thing I need. This might be a close friend, family member, therapist, or coach.
💗 Dance – Movement has a way of moving emotions. It’s been so helpful to incorporate dance into my day, in breaks between work, and into my workout routine.
💗 Dialogue with my Inner Wisdom – This is one of my favorites. This looks like allowing yourself to speak out your fears, your experience, your emotions, or whatever you need to express, and then let your Inner Wisdom answer back. Our Inner Wisdom / Higher Self will always speak from love, and the message is usually simple, succinct, and feels calming. You can do this by talking to yourself internally or out loud, or a letter back and forth in your journal.
What about you? What’s been working for you?
I hope you’re finding your way through all of this. There really is so much here for us, if we’re willing to see it.
If there’s anything I can support you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out. And if you want to explore 1:1 coaching support, you can book a time to talk here.
Sending love! ❤️