I much enjoyed the call; we had 15 callers. I am awaiting permission to share the recording as it wasn’t clear to everyone it was being recorded.
I’m scheduling another one for Monday, March 23. Please subscribe to my email list if you want the details; I’m considering doing these each often and don’t plan to blog about each one.
We had technical issues with the free conf call service. Several of us were dialed in but each in our own little waiting room. I have upgraded the service and we are going to try again on Monday, same time! NEW US NUMBER.
As I posted on Twitter, I’ve been feeling pretty calm with an absence of anxiety regarding the coronavirus situation. I attribute it to several things — who knows which is the key factor? But in any case, I want to share this calm with you, if you think it would be useful. Many of us are confined to home so let’s talk on the phone and support each other. I’m using a phone service so you can be anonymous. And call from anywhere without needing to be at a computer. And you can be in listen-only mode if you like. No pressure at all.
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Wretched Reason, Right-on Result
Many things we treasure and appreciate have come as a result of pain and suffering. It’s an outcome of living with limits and boundaries, space and time. It’s a way to move through the uncomfortable to the inspired so we have the desire to stay here. I’m committing to being an empowered human here, co-creating with the universe, to make structural changes that were not otherwise possible as complacency and tolerance of the status quo are so much easier, energetically speaking. Why bother to change when things are “good enough?”
Most of us can and do ignore a lot of things on a day to day basis, just going about our business. But when a crisis like coronavirus strikes, we have new and potentially powerful options. For me, the primary motivations sound like this:
- What options allow me to feel better?
- How can I raise my energy?
- What are the elements of feeling safe?
- What mindset encourages me and supports me vs which one drags me down and/or disempowers me?
We do in fact have a good measure of control over our thoughts, even as other thoughts work overtime to convince us we don’t.
So let’s talk together and get grounded in self-care. Let’s step into a wider view of things. Let’s examine what is essential and how to make it happen. Creativity is born from crisis. But it ain’t going to happen sitting on the pity pot.
Side Note: The best place for social distancing? N A T U R E. 🌿
Not sure how to distance? Experiment. We are in new territory. Ride in the back seat even if your partner is driving. Let’s be a little silly in breaking our patterns and habits. No one really knows the so-called best ways to do this. Life continues to be contextual, not absolute.
But that piece about breaking patterns – it is the hidden gold in this experience I think. Don’t be attached to the results of what you do. Allow the changes in daily activities to create cracks, allowing a new light wave to come in. (Ode to Leonard Cohen.)
Bottom Line. Whatever is happening, no matter the level of suffering, there is also the chance to ferociously seek out ways to make it work for you. How? I don’t have the answers. But why? Because demanding this work for us in some way is what empowers us.
Grab the problem and ask: What is in this FOR ME, FOR NOW? How do I make this benefit me? How do I make a small change that might lead to an unintended reward or benefit? If we are going to be stuck in our homes a lot, ruminating, why not ruminate on how to benefit from the disruption?