We are now in a time of incredible new possibilities.
But first - let me back up because it's NOT all good right now, I know that. I don't usually have a lot of anxiety, but I sure have it now.
I am TERRIFIED about how this will impact the most vulnerable people in our society - those with weakened immune systems, the homeless, the addicted, people living with domestic violence, people who are only a paycheque away from being homeless, in Canada a lot of First Nations still don't have running water and most do not have the infrastructure that settler society has to try to manage the pandemic... All the people our society should really be taking better care of are so much more vulnerable here.
As a highly sensitive person, I feel all of that pain right now. My energy field is so full of stuff that is not mine, clearing it out feels like a full time job.
BUT underneath all of this fear and worry and anxiety I am feeling something totally new waking up.
First of all - I no longer care about the goals I had last week. Which is hilarious to me because I cared SO MUCH about them last week.
But today I'm feeling new possibilities open up, a whole new way of being.
I mean I know I use those words all the time - but now they mean something new.
This time has the opportunity to be the most WILDLY TRANSFORMATIVE time we've ever had on this planet.
I have a weekly practice where I take some time to reflect on how the last week has gone, look at what's happening with my goals and wishes and healing processes, and use what I learn in that process of reflection to decide how I want to show up for the next week.
This practice is what helps me navigate a path that I build as I walk - which is how all dream paths are built. When there is no path beneath your feet to follow, this kind of reflective process is necessary to know where to step next.
Well - this social isolation is an opportunity to reflect.
And it's a HUGE opportunity to make space for more of what we REALLY want in our lives. It's actually an opportunity to CHANGE ANYTHING or even EVERYTHING.
As I said, I feel a lot of anxiety right now but in those times when I DO manage to get my energy field clear - I feel GIGANTIC NEW OPPORTUNITIES opening up for us, and I want to jump in there and PLAY.
Your work is needed. Now more than ever.
Healing, coaching, teaching, mentoring, art-making, writing, magicking... this stuff is DESPERATELY NEEDED to help with the transition.
HOW you do your work is 100% up to you - like always!
If you want to go inward and use your practices just to serve yourself at this time - awesome! Do that!
If you want to offer free stuff to help people who are freaking out - awesome! Do that!
If you want to sell your work to help people who are freaking out - awesome! Do that!
YOU are the only expert when it comes to your work. YOU know how it is needed in the world at this time.
Don't let your fears about money or your worry about the pandemic cloud your judgement.
One thing I will say: I know I am SO worried about the people who are living closer to the edge financial at this time that sometimes I forget to consider how many well paid people are going to have a ton of time on their hands and could really use some healing/coaching/classes/mentoring/art/books.
It is NOT wrong to keep working and selling at this time. Your work is a MEDICINE that the world needs.
I'm NOT saying to be opportunistic about it or use people's fear to coerce them into buying.
But showing up and offering your gifts is a valid way to move through this time.
For me, it's ALL I want to to do.
I'm inspired to really SHOW UP and offer my gifts. Like those words means something different today than they did last week.
I have LONG believed and written about how I feel like we're in a transformative time and that Dream Work is DESPERATELY needed to guide us through. But all of that is on steroids now - it's like THIS. HERE. NOW. GET TO WORK.
I am SO excited about offering new free stuff AND about how I'm helping people in deeper ways Dream Book.
***Anyone who has time on their hands and wants to use it to support their growth, healing and dreams SHOULD BE IN DREAM BOOK***
So what about you?
Your gifts are needed. Either for yourself or for others.
How can you make space for what wants to come through you at this time? (Which, again, does NOT need to be ambitious - maybe you need deeper rest or quiet incubation time)
What support do you need to make that happen?