Pause right here and take a deep, slow breath.
Now do it again.
One more time. Maybe add a hand to your heart and belly.
The intensity of this moment here in the US (and global) is very real...
you are not crazy.
I've been hearing from folks a sense of overwhelm leading to exhaustion,
of wired-but-tired feelings,
and sometimes, even glimmering hope.
All of these feelings and more are welcome right now.
After we've done our part and voted (please!), and contributed in whatever other ways we've felt called, there is a portal of waiting that we all must enter.
We do not know.
Not knowing is quite traumatic for most of us.
Be gentle with the you who might be grasping for control.
Be tender toward the self that wants desperately to know.
In this space of waiting and not knowing,
there is a beautiful portal to pray.
Pray to what feels true to you:
Pray to Spirit, or pray to the spirit of democracy & human decency.
Pray to our collective Heart, that we might remember how to be with each other with compassion & consideration.
Pray for a remembrance and healing in those who cause harm.
Call in a vision of a way forward that is gently & beautifully transformative.
Either way things go, we have a long road of work and restoration ahead.
There is a gentle path available... and I am praying that we walk it.
Tuesday at 7pm PST we are holding our weekly Breathwork & Energy circle, and I invite you to put a reminder in your calendar, take a break from the reporting, and gift yourself an hour of breath and community.
This week all proceeds go to World Central Kitchen, which among other things is doing beautiful work feeding voters stuck in long lines.
I am opening up extra hours of availability in November to support you individually and in small groups.
Make nurturing your nervous system (and every other system)
Create pro-active space for yourself in the months ahead.
We can move through this time with grace, but we have to be willing to receive and offer care.
We travel together now.
I hope to see you Tuesday.
I hope you find small ways to create beauty and connection in the spheres you move in.
Breathe. Imagine. It helps.