The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you.
You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.
~ Mama Indigo
maybe a little of this and a little of that…
inquiry for today~ what would it feel like to master this?
The last few weeks have been turbulent to say the least. They’ve been full of confusion, hearsay, and fear. We are in moment of significant change.
With the global news, social media, and other updates coming at us, it can feel overwhelming. I get the sense that the bombardment feeds into a collective, underlying belief that “it shouldn’t be this way.”
People “shouldn’t” have to self-isolate, my kids’ schooling “shouldn’t” be interrupted, people “shouldn’t” be dying, I “shouldn’t” feel as uncomfortable and out of control as I do.
Yet, this change and uncertainty is also, fundamentally, a keystone of life. We never know how, what, or why something may happen.
Change takes adjustment, a recognition of loss of what was and will no longer be. That doesn’t happen immediately, and it doesn’t happen because we say it must, or because we know that it would be good for us if we could just “accept and let go.”
So while we are swirling around in such anchorless moments, what can we do?
Whenever we feel ungrounded, we can return to a simple grounding technique using our senses and “5-4-3-2-1”: five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you can touch, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste.
It’s a technique I’ve used countless times with clients to help ground them too, and I think we could use this framework to help take the heat out of our resistance.