Hello Dear Ones,
In case you have been living in a cave… things are pretty crazy in the world right now. And then, with the recent eclipse, plus Mercury retrograde, even those cave-dwellers might be having a rough time of it! So, here are a few suggestions for how to keep your feet on the ground, in spite of everything:
- Take three to five mindful breaths. Is my nervous system in the room with me? What is the state of my nervous system? Take a moment to catch up with yourself. Life can get busy and hectic. Breathing is one of the easiest ways to re-connect with ourselves.
- Spend some time in nature. Maybe this looks like going for a walk, perhaps you are blessed to be able to get your hands in some soil with gardening, or maybe you live close to the shore and you can walk along with ocean or a beach, or you have a park that you enjoy going to. Find some time in nature, preferably with clean air, plenty of green plants, and open vistas of the vast blue sky.
- Finally, the way we stay in our healthy social nervous system, is to be social. Connect with a loved-one, with a friend, with a group you feel safe within. If it is relatively easy, spend time with friends, go out and be social. Find your range of safety and be there with a friend. If this is difficult, see below.
- Social connection is so vital, and yet for some people, it is very difficult. Some traumas cause us to lose the felt-sense of safety in groups, or even the felt-sense of safety when connecting one-on-one. See the Embodiment Exercises link below for easy ways to come back to yourself, to feel your body’s natural organic rhythms and to be able to allow flow and ease back into your system.
Raja Selvam, one of my teachers, has a set of (quite affordable) embodiment exercises which help to reconnect us with our inner resources, helps us to come back to alignment, and to feel a healthier connection with our body: here is the link: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/embodiment-exercises/
Also, you can find my first course: Nervous System Foundations here (Trauma Informed Astrology’s first course) if you want to learn more about easy embodiment tools, somatic exercises and learn more about the nervous system: http://www.traumainformedastrology.com
Good luck and wishing you well!