It has been a harrowing world in many ways. We are ourselves, or surrounded by others, in challenge and the whole health crisis has us disconnected in weird ways. I have found keeping my opinions to myself unless asked is a good strategy currently. Some are born to stand up and hold for a cause and I thank them. I am not one. I like to bring awareness to expanded ways to see things yet in these times none of us as open as before. Being misunderstood, hitting triggers of others, even making choices on what is the right information is different these days.
As I am in a new town with few established connections, I find it more important to observe what is going on. I notice how people feel, what they consider right and stay in the background. I was far more visible in PA. than I am here. I find it to be a good thing as well as an updated version of me. It pays to switch up how you are approaching the world. My mouth and ideas have gotten me in trouble throughout my life. I know I would do well to talk less and listen more. Connection and finding commonality rather than difference important right now!
I do find that the same few things stand the test of all conditions. One is being kind. Offering smiles and simple support through out the day to others known and unknown. Kindness is a great vibe to add to a world in tension. It supports me to feel safe and produces that in others around us. Safety very important to us all. Things feel less safe these days so add into the field of kindness and safety.
I find playing in nature more than ever as a key to health and feeling good. We don't have to worry as much about the "health" conditions and rules of establishments as we inhale clean air. Beautiful colors, changing seasons, fires, pumpkins, fall beauty is just intoxicating. This keeps me feeling passionate and healthy. We find all melts when we are in beauty! Stimulating my senses and enjoying the simple pleasures of nature are inspiring me to hopefullness.
Keep all your connections close. Being in touch with your peps helps no matter how far away they are. I am blessed with angels across the country that reach out to me to see how I am doing. I do the same. It is the wonder of zoom, the phone, face time, whatever you want to use. This connection to a tribe is important when strife is about. Check ins, chats, going out for coffee or walks, all these things remind us that life is good and we are safe and loved.
Move your body to clear out emotions, yours and others. I have not been so active as I was when I was in PA. I had to recover from some adrenal burnout and I have allowed my body to recover. This has been a stretch for me! These days I feel the inspiration to move. My body wants to detox, move the energy, let go of pent up emotions and stress/anxiety energy. Movement is the best way to reset that we often forget. I am not one who does "workouts" but I like to dance, hike, bike, move. I think with the tension high in the world, more movement makes us all feel better. Find ways to feel good in your body! Ways that you feel good are key to clear out energy!
Savoring what good is about! I do find myself really reveling in the simplest of things. The sun shining, the leaves slowly turning, the delicious stew I made. So many small things. A kangen sale. A fun game of pickle ball. Bringing out my favorite winter stuff. Giving away clothes to others as I clear. Sitting quietly with a cup of tea. Always looking for a celebration to have! Very key these days for life is good on many levels if you seek it.
Lastly, I give myself more space than ever. I take my time, listen to my body, rest more and find less intensity nets greater results. I am less reactionary. This helps us all for reaction is such an easy response especially when seems there are sides to every issue. I bite my tounge more and step away. I offer what I can but don't push and dominate like I used too. It doesn't seem like the time to fly forward with great fervor. Yes, get your things done and be dedicated to excellence. Don't push as the old paradigm. It is more of a slow magnetism!
May you find smarter strategies for yourself these days. It is a changing world and the tension is high. We need leaders in collaboration and connecting together. A tall order yet one that only brings in change that is awaiting to come in. It is like a tower moment yet we can add connection, kindness, joy to support a new world where different ideas are welcome to coexist together.
Happy Fall to us all!!
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|Lyn Ann Hicks||
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