I don’t know about you, but the type of communication I’m seeing on social media and in mainstream media is making my heart hurt. Everyone seems to be shouting at each other. And even when I’m not taking in the media, I can still feel it in the air.
For us light workers (sensitives, empath, believers-in-good) this can be really challenging. You and I get our energy from love and when people seem to only be able to act on fear and anger (the blocking of love) it is challenging.
The guidance I’ve been getting from the Divine has been to go outside, spend more time in nature and ground myself. It helps. For a while. But I’m pretty sure at this point I’d have to move my desk into the woods to really follow the advice Divine is serving up.
On one day I did three separate oracle card readings for myself. Each was asking a separate question and each time the card I picked was “Grounding.”
FINE!!! I shouted after the third reading at no one in particular and pounded outside (for the 3rd time!) in bare feet to plant myself in the ground.
It helped but at that moment I also felt a bit discouraged. How am I supposed to do my work if I can’t stay grounded for even a few hours?!!
Then I found Brene Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness and I found my answer in just the first few pages.
I encourage you to grab a copy. I think you’ll love it but to give you the cliff notes lesson I gleaned from her work it is this:
See their humanity.
Her message is deeper and more important than this simple reduction I’m offering here but the “seeing people” part is what really helped me.
Grounding out in nature is good. But connecting with others on a deep level (for me) is even better.
Shortly after I read Brene’s words my kids arrived home from school. I looked at them more closely than I usually do. I took in every piece of humanity I could drink up, silently celebrating their perfect little imperfections.
I did the same when my husband came home (although I had to be a bit more subtle because he kind of gets freaked out when I stare at him for long stretches of time.)
Then I called a friend who is struggling and I listened, really really listened to what she was saying to me with her words and in between her words.
Seeing people up close is a good thing. Now when I’m on social media I pay less attention to the shouting and more attention to the people. And you know what? It feels good. The anger isn’t what I’m seeing. I’m seeing their precious beautiful souls and I could look at those all day.
In love and light,
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