It’s okay to be having a hard time right now.
I want to feel normal, but things aren’t normal. The world is in chaos and people are scared, stressed, and looking for hope.
It’s okay to feel weird. It’s okay to feel worried. It’s okay to feel like you’ve done everything you can and you’re going to hunker down for a while and wait.
It’s okay not to know what the next step is.
For the time it takes to read this blog, let’s do a mindfulness meditation for healing.
Just for right now, while you read this, I want you to take deep belly breaths and let them out slowly. You can count to four and hold or just breathe deeply, letting your natural rhythm tell you when to breathe in and out.
As you inhale, think about bringing healing and recovery to yourself. You can imagine a warm light around you, keeping you in a safe space, or any other visualization that feels good (including none at all).
As you exhale, send that healing energy out into the world. Send that warm light out through your neighborhood, your city, your state, and outward.
Inhale, heal yourself.
Exhale, heal the world.
Imagine if everyone found a tiny bit of peace for themselves and then sent it onward.
PS. I’m teaching folks how to improve their boundaries after trauma in a six week class. We start April 13, so there’s still time to reserve your spot. Just shoot me an email.