I realized that I had lost my center by constantly checking the updates of the current crisis.
Every time I was checking the updates of the Coronavirus in the US, in France, and in the world, I just could not stop myself from reading and reading more about it. It was as if a spider has taken me in its web, and I could not untangle myself from it. I was glued in it.
On Friday afternoon, I was feeling heavy in my heart and mind, as if a big dark cloud was hanging over me. …like the gloom of the world has taken over me.
It felt like my mind was pulled away in so many directions. …like my mind was not my own anymore.
and that I could not focus on the things I want to create in my life now.
I realized that I needed a break to recenter and come back to being the creator of my life.
Here is what I’m doing this weekend:
– I’m NOT checking ANY news or updates about the coronavirus for 2 full days at least. – I’m taking the time to meditate, read, and journal. – I’m writing and sharing all the amazing things I’m grateful for in my life. They are so many. – I’m going for luscious walks in nature. – I’m connecting with friends, family, and community through Zoom, phone calls, messages, Facebook. – I’m being of support to people in my life who need my love and presence. – I also attended a fun dance party on Zoom with friends. – I asked friends on Facebook to post funny/silly memes so that I could laugh out loud.
Tonight, as I write this, I’m feeling:
– refreshed and recentered. – lighter, with joy and gratitude in my heart. – clear-minded about what is happening in the world and what I can do best to help. – armed with a fresh perspective about this crisis and the blessings and rebirth that will come from it – empowered to be an active creator of my life.
What about you?
Are you taking the time to refresh and recenter in these times?
If so, what are you doing?
If not, this is TIME! unless you want to let the events of the world be in the driver seat of your life.
This is SO important… always, but EVEN MORE so now.
Recharge and recenter, so that: … you don’t let yourself be pulled away every moment of the day by the flow of intense news. … you don’t let the external events dictate your life. … you don’t lose your center, your creative force. … you don’t let the gloom of the world colors your internal state.
Recharge and recenter, so that: … you come back to your center. … you connect back to your gratitude for life. … you stay in the driver seat of your life. … you create what you are here to create.
Be gentle with yourself.
What we are facing is unprecedented in our lifetime, and we are all learning how to be with it.
I’m learning too and doing it imperfectly.
Love and blessings to you and your loved ones,
P.S. I hope you and everyone around you is well. Here in California, we have a shelter-in-place order for 3 weeks at least.
I am currently in Sedona, Arizona. I just attended a 3-day EPIC transformational retreat with other Visionary women and business owners to amplify my service to my clients, my community (you!), and the world.
This is me at Cathedral Rock, after an epic photoshoot.
I had a blast and I feel so inspired.
This morning, I woke up early with a strong inspiration to write. I received a message for youthat I needed to share. Half-awake, I sat at my laptop and wrote.
Here is my message for you.
It starts with two questions
Who were you before being conditioned by your family and society?
Who are YOU without all the layers of conditioning you took on as you grew up?
Doing the work you love lies in the answers to these questions.
I guarantee it.
Oh, maybe, you think you did not get conditioned? or you don’t know what I am talking about?
Most of us carry so many layers of conditioning that cloud the truth of who we are. I’ve seen it in myself and I see it in ALL the clients I’ve worked with.
Every single time.
With NO exceptions.
And we wonder why we are unfulfilled and unhappy in our lives and work.
We are living somebody else’s life. Somebody else’s values.
Somebody else’s notion of success.
Somebody else’s worldview.
Somebody else’s…. [fill in the blank]
From that place, how can you do the Work you love? How can you live the life you want?
Well, imagine… being stuck in someone’s else notion of what fulfillment means.
How can YOU be fulfilled?
You simply cannot. It is impossible.
and sadly, this is the way most people on the planet are living their lives.
If you are still doubting, let me give you some examples of clients.
He has been an engineer for all his life. He is in his late 40s. He was bored and unfulfilled in his work when he started working with me. Through our work together, he realized that when he was a kid, he loved drawing and building things with his hands. He is also naturally very intuitive and connected to the unseen. But his dad valued engineering and encouraged him to follow that path. So, he lost touch with his true nature as a builder, artist, and an intuitive person. He lost touch with what makes him alive and happy.
Her parents’ notion of success is to have letters after their name (PhD, MD, etc). Unconsciously, to be loved by her parents as a kid, she took on this idea that to be successful and happy in her work, she needed status and to have letters after her name. But this is incongruent with what she loves and what makes her fulfilled. So, she was struggling to find her own path, being unconsciously influenced by this old programming.
I’ve seen it in myself too.
I am an avid world traveler. This is part of who I am. I am a citizen of the world. But part of my family has different values and worldview. They value staying and living close to family. Unconsciously, to be loved by them, I shrank down that part of me who loves traveling the world.
What is arising for you right now?
If you were not trying to please family and society, what would you do? Who would you be?
How would you live your life?
The voice of your true self may be very quiet, especially if it has been buried for a long time, as for a lot of my clients.
You may not even hear it.
It DOES NOT mean it’s not there.
If you are having a hard time hearing it and and need help uncovering it,I would be delighted to support you. Or If you know someone that can benefit from this message, please forward it to them.
This is one of the things I am the best at and the work I LOVE doing with my clients.