It's spring. The season of lightening-up and yet for most of us in this time of uncertainty, it feels like we're in the dark.
Like so many, I resisted the 'shop now....for everything!' panic but you know we can't blame others for panic buying. They are simply picking up on the pervasive energy.
A month ago, my theme for Living Magically in 2020 was ENERGY. My post said -
'You are responsible for the energy you bring to this space.'
And it also said -
'You are responsible for the energy you allow into this space.'
On-going news bulletins with numbers rolling in red banner headlines, social media scare posts, message sharing from 'specialists' etc. This energy in our space infects us with its fear and panic. And the one thing we have control over is that we can choose to allow it or not.
This morning I made a decision. I'm going to take all the good advice we've been given and I'm going to follow the guidelines of staying safe. But I will watch only one newscast a day.
The energy I choose to bring to this space is one of calm, nourishing, supportive service. We already know how to thrive. It's our first and most basic instinct and we have a powerful guidance system in our innate wisdom.
The one thing we know is that we need to protect our immune system because its strength is to protect us from disease and viruses. Yet being open to influences such as -
⚡️ Jumping thoughts
⚡️ Indecisive Action
⚡️ Every man/ woman for themselves
-are the very things that will cause a rise in the levels of the stress hormone in our body - a known contributor to compromising our immune system.
IS IT TIME TO SEE THE BLESSING IN DISGUISE?
Isn't it funny that at a time when we have never been more connected, the thing that will serve us best during this global health crisis is social distancing?
And of course a Wise & Ageless Goddess will see this as an opportunity to create her Sacred Space or her Sanctuary.
The next thing is to be clear on who you are.
Go to your space and light a candle. Take out a 'Sanctuary Space' notebook and write down all that you know yourself to be. Begin with the words 'I AM'.
Begin with what is absolute fact. I am a mother. I am a sister. I am a wife, etc. Continue with skills, qualifications, talents. I am a doctor, beautician, farmer, accountant. I am a writer, a nurturer, a poet, an artist, a baker, a grower, a reader, a healer, a decorator, a communicator etc. Take it further - I am wise, natural, strong, fulfilled, cherished, generous, spiritual, beautiful.
Don't worry about who's going to see this. It's for your eyes, heart and mind only.
Move on to owning what you love.
I love, good food, good company, mellow smooth jazz, Grace & Frankie and anything with Meryl Streep in it, creating flower arrangements, I love sunshine and open spaces, the woods, writing, rioja, reading, a glass of Rioja while reading, long walks in the woods, cooking a meal for good friends, travel, listening to Carol Dooley in the afternoon on Sunshine radio, a home spa treatment (no one's looking remember?)
Next you need to ask -
'In this time of uncertainty, what do I need to do first?'
💗 I need to spring clean my home
💗 declutter the cupboards
💗 nourish myself and my family
💗 make a schedule of how to spend my time
Continue with your own list.
Then ask yourself -
'What can I do for myself?'
I can eat well and sleep well, listen to music that makes me happy, talk to others, journal and meditate, breathe, get out in nature and walk, have plenty of play time and laughter.
You can also write down the things you'd love to do but have been putting off - The universe has provided you with the time you never have!
✨ Write the book
✨ Learn to draw*
✨ Knit the sweater
✨ Paint the kitchen
✨ Decorate your Sacred Space
✨ Make your garden great again.
Now ask what you can do for others.
You can -
- stay well myself
- share my store cupboard
- offer to shop or cook for elderly neighbours
- meet up to walk in open spaces
- write letters and make phone calls to people you haven't been in touch with for ages.
The next step is very important otherwise the time will fritter away.
Once you've decided what to do you must write it into a schedule otherwise these are just ideas. Scheduling creates intention and that powers action.
What will happen?
It is now that we can say I'm not sure what will happen as this pandemic unfolds. But I am sure about how I will manage this time of uncertainty for myself and my family.
It's spring, the time of returning light - and we will grow.
Like to spend your sanctuary time doing one of my FREE Soulful Self Care programmes. Contact me at www.trinakeane.com/contact and I'll forward you the link to download.
Be well. 💗
* check out drawing classes on line and Alan Keane Art (☺️) for online drawing and art classes https://www.aka.ie/.