I hope this note finds you happy and healthy.
There’s been so much transition going on in my life and from what I have been hearing from you, there is a ton of transition going on in many of yours. Some of this transition can include a change of jobs, partnership, death of a loved one, illness, injuries, deep emotions, or even energetic changes within the body. One of these changes for me has been an injury. I fell down a couple of new stairs that were put into a studio and twisted/hurt my foot. The good news is that I am healing well.
The other day my whole body had an extreme and shaky response to a very minor situation. Generally when an extreme response comes up, it’s coming from a past experience. Though I know this idea well, it really didn’t help to budge the angst and discomfort that was simmering through my entire system. This experience is a form of stress and can effect all areas of our lives. Because it is coming from an unconscious place, we are not always aware that we are more than stressed or that there is a deep place within ourselves asking for healing. And many times, we avoid this discomfort and never really get to the root of healing.
I wrote a few months ago about ways to bring more self love into your life. (Click here to read that article). In this edition, I thought I’d focus not on the celebration of being you (though I hope you celebrate as much as possible), but on ways that you can kindly and tenderly bring more loving energy to your heart and body. These tips come from me, my friends, and other healers; they help me and my friends all the time. (If you have very extreme issues though, please seek out psychological counseling).
5 Ways to Try a Little Tenderness
1. Put your hands on your heart at some point during the day. You can be standing or sitting. Breathe into your heart slowly in and slowly out. Feel your breath, body, and yourself. Remind yourself that you are here to take care of your spirit and body and will protect and honor it. Do this for a few minutes.