Reflections from July After Recovering From COVID19
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
I am filled with gratitude to be right where I'm at today.
This unique collective experience with a global pandemic virus and The Black Lives Matter movement calls on me to step in, observe, see, feel, grieve, learn, unlearn, forgive, heal and transform.
After learning of the death of George Floyd and other dear Black lives lost to violence, I wondered about how we as a collective could take steps to heal.
With that thought--came another question/observation:
How can we heal the collective without first healing ourselves?
I stopped and asked: In what ways have I been violent to myself and engaged in thoughts and actions that do not serve my highest good?
If you find yourself wondering the same thing, I invite you to explore this with me.
I invite you to open your heart and not be afraid of the deep darkness that is there. It has a lot to teach you if you are willing to accept it for what it is, sit with it and get to know it. Get to know you, give love to yourself and transform your darkness into light embodied.
I've been observing the deep, dark, scary parts of myself and through that, I've connected to the light beaming within me that shines out. I finally feel closely aligned to my true authentic self more than I've ever been.
Just because I've experienced self-healing and amazing transformations does not mean I'm anything close to perfect or finished with this important work of pursuing wellbeing.
I often get distracted by my thoughts, emotions, reactions.
I sometimes am busy listening to other voices and not myself.
However, I have my tools, practices, and processes that help me self-regulate and shape my behavior and energy. (Which I'm excited to share with you!)
This is the work that needs to be done.
I've only just begun and am ready to devote myself to healing for the rest of this life.
I have answered the call and I'm listening.