I feel really *big* emotions in the air right now. Do you too?
I have been reading, watching, and now, finally, taking a moment to pause and reflect.
Here are some questions I have been pondering, as a way to invite myself to go more deeply around the issues of injustice and healing:
- What uncomfortable realities do I notice in this situation? In myself?
- What is uncomfortable about them for me?
- What do I notice in others that makes me uncomfortable?
- What does that tell me about what I value and what I identify with?
- What do I have in common with those I am most willing to renounce and reject?
- What contradictions and hypocrisies do I notice within me?
- What do I stand for? What do I not stand for?
- What beliefs or identities do I need to reject or betray?
- Who needs me to witness their hurt, pain, or anger?
- Who needs me to hold space for them to grieve, vent, or examine?
- How can I continue to show up in curiosity – not judgment or condemnation?
- What and who is there to appreciate in this situation?
- How is this an opportunity?
- What would acting from love, rather than worry and fear, look like for me?
- How can I be a force for healing?
Someone wiser than me said something along the lines of:
any blockage or restriction needs to be addressed in order for healing to take place.
For me, the place to start addressing the blockage is with INQUIRY.
That is my invitation to myself, and it is also my invitation to you.
Be well, dear ones.
With much love,
PS. I wrote this May 31, 2020 and am re-posting, as I feel it’s a good reminder and something worthwhile connecting to again.