This evening, as rain drizzles outside, the wisteria in my garden reveals its buds, and the first case of COVID-19 was just reported here in Santa Barbara, I feel deeply called to write to you.
I’ve been holding this community – and our entire global family – in my heart. (I also want to acknowledge that it’s been just about a year since I last published a podcast. I’ve been on a sabbatical of sorts since then, changing and living a lot, as I imagine is true for you too!)
And…here we are.
Amidst all the fear and uncertainty, let us remember that THIS is what we’ve been practicing for.
THIS is our collective time in the chrysalis, transforming together from the caterpillar to the butterfly.
THIS is the time to ground yourself, open your heart, stay present, use all your tools, and dance with the unknown.
THIS is the time to turn from me to we and to choose love over fear.
Moment, by moment, by excruciating moment.
THIS is it.
Let’s look more deeply into the opportunity presenting itself. This week, the whole world is entering into a retreat of sorts.
The pendulum is finally swinging from productivity, pushing, and profits to reflection, relationships, and rest. While this extreme shift can be inconvenient and scary, it’s also a tremendous opportunity for growth and healing.
I speak more about this opportunity and challenge, and lead us through a meditation and some energy practices that I’m finding very helpful right now. May this be of benefit!