How is everyone doing?!
I wanted to offer a few words to help us through these times. There is a lot of intensity, and it can be easy to lose our center through it. A few things have become clear to me, so I hope they can be of service to you.
There is a lot of attacking of "the other" right now. Heavy criticism. Remember that there is a great fear of change with many, many people. There is vulnerability and faith required to make change, whether it be on a personal level or beyond. When you feel as if you are barely hanging on, rocking the carefully-put-together boat seems terrifying. And the result is to criticize those making the change. On the flip side, we see those who cannot or will not move, and we have great frustration for their inability to see why movement is necessary.
Both sides are defending themselves.
We defend ourselves because questioning our beliefs could mean the very dissolution of self. Beliefs are our carefully constructed house of cards. What if I no longer know who I am and how I define myself?! If I let go of my beliefs, do I cease to exist...?
Yes. And no.
When we become fluid enough to allow our beliefs to become separate from ourselves, we allow ourselves the true healing needed to step fully into Ourselves. Our ego and our minds are mere tools to help us, but they do not define us. Our thoughts are not our Selves! Who we are is much, much bigger than that. We see through this filter of our own ego and insecurities. We assume people are acting a certain way based on our beliefs of who we are, not with the clarity of what is actually happening.
Meditation and healing work brings our awareness to ourselves, and also brings a clarity to what is actually happening without making it personal. We gain some perspective, as well as compassion. We see why we act in the way the we do, and we recognize it in others, without (hopefully) judgement.
The space between is powerful. And potent. Can we use the space to bring clarity and perspective, rather than criticism? Can we find that space within us as well as between us?
I hope to see you all soon, however that may be. We certainly need to hold one another right now, with love. I'm here if you need me.