We as a society have spent the last 2 years locking down and staying in our home, sometimes with tremendous isolation. As well documented from the virus around the world. This can promote feelings of loneliness, total separation from family and friends; and even, feeling as if you are in solitary confinement.
With those that feel anxious, more anxiety we feel, the more frequent the beta brain waves. In this state, it is rare to have an “innovative” thought. We are mostly processing information and going from task to task analytically. When most people are asked where they have their most innovative thoughts, they seldom say “at work.” Our left-brained analytical environments induce beta brain waves which do not lead to creative thought.
We are all part of an infinite ocean of vitality, love, and joy. Yet when we’re caught in the turmoil of an agitated mind or heart, our access to those unbounded sources is obscured. While it’s natural for our emotions to ebb and flow, if we are consistently feeling depleted, stuck, depressed, or even “comfortably” numb, then it’s very likely that we are holding onto something that is no longer serving us. In the solation we’ve had, we might be hanging onto a painful memory, or negative beliefs that drain our life energy and prevents us from experiencing our inherent happiness.
How does this make you accessible now to family and friends, especially if phone or email is all you have for correspondence? Taking some time to tune into your inner wisdom, you will find the guidance that will help you release your stored emotional toxicity and rediscover happiness – even if you have been carrying your burden of pain for quite some time. Here is a simple but powerful process that you can use:
Begin by taking a few minutes to quiet your mind, then ask the question What am I not dealing with in my life? Consider each of your important relationships and listen to the messages of comfort or discomfort your body is sending. If the message is one of distress, ask yourself What do I need to do to reduce or eliminate this distress? For most non-nourishing relationships, you have three choices: change it, release it, or continue to suffer. Once you’ve made your choices conscious, it is much more difficult to choose to suffer.
You can always find plenty of reasons to stay with the known rather than exploring the unknown, yet if your current choices aren’t bringing you happiness and fulfillment, it’s time to change your direction or accept the consequences. To be more accessible as we come out of this terrible period of Covid, remember that as the author of your life, if you don’t like the old script, you can write a new one.
“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”