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Man oh man the energies are wild and unforgiving right now. Most days I feel like I have been put in a waring blender and turned on high. Some days my head feels like it is in a vice, the pressure causing headaches and leaving me without energy to do anything. The effects of these energies are so physical it draws my attention to myself and I have to constantly remind myself to see the bigger picture and look for what I can be grateful for to save myself from falling into self-pity. The physical exhaustion is draining and this in turn weakens my resolve to stay above it all. Most of the time I do, but at other times I want to just curl up in a ball and shut out the world. After all, how much worse could everything get? A great deal worse I am afraid and it is why I must remind myself to pace myself, to pull back and take breaks from life lest I should drown in the sadness of it all.
Rather than get down on myself for being human in what I am feeling and experiencing, I try to stay connected to the bigger picture so I can get a better perspective on what is happening. I mean have you ever really sat down and thought deeply about everything you are experiencing right now? Humanity is enduring huge changes and actually doing quite well I might add. It has had to recognize the truth of its existence and accept the position it finds itself in. That in itself is massive. To be able to realize our whole life has been a lie, that everything we thought was secure was not, to have our Government turn against its people, to have our rights systematically stripped away, to have our finances ripped away from us and the cost of living jacked up while our wages are dropped to levels that really can’t sustain us any longer. Wow. So much has happened and continues to happen every day and yet we are still managing to function. It is important to stop and look at where we are, where we have come from and praise ourselves for surviving.
That is what life is right now. Survival. This is why it has become so stressful and quite often overwhelming. There is very little time for joy when one is just trying to stay above it all. It is essential to remember to do good things for ourselves. Nobody else is going to do that most likely. Find ways to have fun, spend time with close friends who value you, eat healthy and comforting foods to keep your strength up, get to bed early, take relaxing hot baths, light some candles to bring peace into your home, connect regularly with nature and be still with it, be affectionate with those you love(pets included) and if you are having a bad day, DON’T run from it. Allow the uncomfortable feelings to manifest, feel them and work through them, try to understand their origins and quickly they will dissipate. They only linger when we don’t face them head on and distract ourselves from it by doing something else. There is enough distraction going on in the world right now as it is!
A great many bloggers are writing about the energies right now and rightfully so. They are definitely intense and demand our attention. This morning I have been short-tempered with everything. My cats are driving me crazy, I’m driving me crazy and I finally said wait a minute! Slow down, sit down and face what you are feeling. There may not be answers for what I am feeling, but facing them lessens them and so I decided to write about them and lay them all out. Yes I have been angry and frustrated and fed up with everything going on, but feeling these things do not make anything better. Times are tough and there is no getting away from that fact, and most likely they will get worse. So facing what I was feeling and in my case writing about them makes everything lighten up and more bearable. How we travel our own journey is up to each of us. We can remain in the waring blender every day, or pop the lid and climb out and face up to what we are feeling and gain strength from that. Hang in there folks! Time to be creative and find better ways to get through everyday with peace in our hearts.
Blessings to us all,