Last week, the focus was on hygiene protocols and ensuring safe space for clients.
Today, additional information from the sources I’m monitoring which include the CDC, WHO, TDLR, the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, is prompting me to suspend my practice through April 2nd. I will be evaluating the situation as we go and will be in contact with you as that date approaches.
My priority is your health, and so I’d like offer you this:
For even the calmest person, sometimes staying calm can be a challenge when the collective conscious, or global awareness is focused on a single worrisome topic or event. What might be a bit unsettling to learn about as an individual can feel frightening when millions of others are also unsettled about the same thing at the same time.
So I suggest the following:
- Plenty of rest
- Good organic food to nourish the body
- Nourishment for the spirit via prayer, meditation, mindfulness, or whatever practice feeds your soul
- Exercise (not in a crowded area) such as walking, yoga, or dancing around the house!
- Other practices you may have to boost your immune system
- And . . . to help you separate yourself and your own emotions from the collective consciousness . . .
- Plant your feet on the ground and take your awareness into your feet, your legs, and your hips. Say to yourself, “I’m grounded” which is to say I am planted firmly on the ground and I am in my body.
- Notice how much more aware of your feet touching the ground you become. Notice what it feels like inside your legs and hips.
- Once you are comfortably in your feet, legs and hips, notice your heart and chest.
- Notice how much easier it is to breathe when you are simply grounded, in the body, and aware of yourself.
- Breath for a few breaths.
- Then gently notice how YOU feel. Is it the same as you were feeling when you were connected to the global consciousness? Do you feel calmer? I hope you will.
Simply becoming aware of our ability to separate from the collective gives us a renewed sense of empowerment in our own experience. You may still be concerned about the global situation, but I think you’ll find that the ability to separate your own experience from the larger experience creates a more manageable perspective.
And if you’d like to create an intention to hold for yourself and your loved ones, or for the global community, here’s one similar to one I’ve been holding with my colleagues:
“We are all calm and centered, moving with peace and integrity as we journey through these times, and we are all healthy and well.”