This was my practice this morning: painting my feelings.
I have a lot to say about this process of space-making. I was writing about it all weekend.
But today, that's not what's in me to share.
Today I want to share that I woke up anxious.
And so I made myself a latte and a green smoothie (well it came out red because I added a few slices of beetroot) and sat with my feelings and this is what came out.
I found the light. I followed it to a place where I was able to soften my body and mind, and offer myself some advice about slowing down and being more present with myself
A lot of people feel anxious right now.
I didn't have an issue with anxiety before the pandemic. I have one now.
Lots of people don't feel anxious but to worry or feel stressed or are just overwhelmed.
This is where we're at, collectively and yet a lot of people are feeling alone in it. I want you to know that you are not alone.
And the world is asking us to carry on as though this is not where we're at.
A space-making practice is a way to rebel against that.
It's actually a way to create a better world, both your own personal world and the larger world that we share.
Space-making helps us find the softness in the hard places. And those soft places do tend to come with dreams attached. Ideas for new things we want to create or new ways we want to be or experiences we want to have. The softness shows us the way.
The first step is to honour how you're feeling.
Give yourself the grace of making space to be where you are.
How do you feel right now? Where is that feeling in your body? Anywhere else? What's the story running through your mind?
Is there any light to be found? What might help this all soften? What do you need right now?