Have you been feeling emotionally overwhelmed, mentally tense, dispirited and physically exhausted? Are you feeling unsure of what to do anymore? You are not alone. These have been extremely challenging times that have tested our resolve, our capacity for love, kindness and compassion, forced new ways of being among our loved ones and changed the way many of us worked. Many of course lost jobs and businesses and their loved ones in unexpected ways. These past couple of years have also opened doorways to abandoned dreams and new opportunities. Travelling on this pandemic-laden road for so long it begs the question,
Are we there yet?!?
With only 7 weeks until we turn our calendars, it’s a good time to reflect what was, is, and what can still become as we transition in into the new year. Sometimes “doing nothing” is the best course of action as it allows things to settle, integrate and assimilate.
There’s a Buddhist teaching that states, “Don’t just do something, stand there”. Can you do that? Be still, open as we transition in into the new year, and present to what is appearing before you? Can you observe and reflect, rather than attach, analyze, reject or become dejected?
It is indeed a challenge to be human, with so many different emotions and feelings to experience at any given moment. Bryn Farnsworth, Ph.D explains that while emotions are associated with bodily reactions that are activated through neurotransmitters and hormones released by the brain, feelings are the conscious experience of emotional reactions. Being an Empath or highly sensitive person can really compound this problem. So how do we cope?
Meeting the Challenge
C- Check in and go deep inside to sort out what is really going on. Where is the true source (cause) of what is happening in your reality right now (effect).
O- “Only temporary”- accept this is just what is happening in your life right now. The more you can lean into it and be present with it, the easier it will be to move through it.
P- Pause-breathe into the space between tasks and create space between a demand and a response. In a world of instant gratification and communication brought in by technology, there has been a growing sense of urgency and hypervigilance. Don’t get sucked in!
E- Express gratitude. List what you are grateful for, send out thank you cards, or tell someone how much you appreciate them (include yourself!). This raises your vibration and becomes a magnet for more in your life that you can be grateful for.
Playing With Gratitude
In fact in the wisdom of Tony Robbins, “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears”. Now that can create a nice life shift!
Here’s a way to make gratitude even more fun!
What else is possible?
Is there anything you want to bring to completion with the end of 2021? What would you like to make room for in 2022? What would you like to bring forth into the new year, and what do you plan to leave behind? Spend some time over the next few weeks creating some breathing space, embrace any chance to be still, and reflect on what you want to create and be open to as the new year approaches. If any of that feels too much, then just ask yourself, “What else is possible”. DO NOT ask yourself, “What else can go wrong” lest you manifest the wrong things into your life! Be a conscious creator and envision what would bring the most life satisfaction. You deserve the best!
Known as, “The Soul Illuminator”, Jennifer Regular specializes in helping Thought Leaders, Creatives and Visionaries direct the life they live so they can create global impact, make the impossible possible, and fulfill their life mission. She is an International Speaker, Author of Embrace Your Power: A Healing Journal of Self-Discovery, and the Host of Wise Woman Wednesdays and the Wisdom Speakers & Seekers Podcast.