What Do You Need?
Right now there is a lot going on in the world. With this virus everything is shutting down and getting cancelled. There is a lot of fear and panic on one end and on the other there is a lot of apathy and denial. I would suggest that somewhere in between is where we would like to all meet. However, I would like to validate that both panic and denial are normal, natural human states. We do not know what each person is going through or what state of need and fear they were in before this virus became a pandemic.
Personally I find myself coming to a place of reconciliation within. What do I need?
I need safety, food, shelter, water, and connection.
Right now I feel grateful as I see each of these needs getting met and my actions to follow through where I need to. Everyone is different in how they meet their needs and wants.
There is a grave concern for those who were already in abusive situations before all of this began. We can only do so much to help and protect people and animals in certain situations. Self care is priority, but this is a time where I will consistently say my most sincere belief is; self care is community care and community care is self care. I am not promoting self sacrifice or to put yourself in danger by helping someone. I simply mean to please open your eyes and your heart. Look for ways you can think about others who are not able to protect and preserve themselves the way you may be able to. Check on your friends. If you happen to be/(or) know someone in danger please know there is help. Reach out to one of the crisis hotlines that I will put below. These are for the U.S.
https://www.rainn.org/ 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)( 24/7 or the website has 24/7 chat)
https://www.crisistextline.org/texting-in Text to 741-741 (24/7)
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1.800.273.8255 (24/7)
Take care of you. Ask yourself. "What do I need?" If you are doing well meeting needs. Ask yourself, "What can I do for those around me?"
Staying in, is our best option right now, but phone calls, funny memes, facebook live, reading books and more may assist passing the time and connecting. I will try to share more soon!
Remember my loves, breathe, inhale and exhale. Our breath is one of our most powerful and accessible healers. Plus its free!!
Here is a free yoga with Adrienne video of one of my favorite pranayama practices (breath work). Try to have a little fun with it--lions breath. https://youtu.be/xdUyHPa66A4
Much love to you all!
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