Definition…1. Stop the continuous progress of (an activity or process)
2. Break the continuity of (a line or surface)
From an experience with this word hitting me in a deep energetic way, my mind then erupted with these words:
Erupt, rupture, eruption.
Our lives have been interrupted by this corona virus. But, I kept contemplating whether or not it has “stopped” us, or if it has caused us to “break”….
I can only speak for myself when I say that even in the chaos of my home, even through the shorter bits of quiet reflection time that I now have, and even in this time of uncertainty, sadness, and the unknown, it feels more like a Sacred Pause. A pause that holds a lot of movement inside of it, energy, and seeds for growth, change, and transformation.
I am sure for others it has caused a feeling of being broken. I have not lost a loved one to this virus. I do not have a family member or beloved who is ill with it. I can’t imagine. I am grateful, blessed, or lucky, however you want to call it. I can only do my part to support others experiences, keep communication open, invite others to share their story and express their emotions. I can continue to do my part in wearing masks, staying in, and practicing physical distancing; because I refuse social distancing, that is, I will stay in touch with others in the ways possible so that we all can feel a ‘touch’ of love, support, and connection.
I also believe that we, too, have the ability to create the interruptions in our own life…and to design our life in the way that we wish it to be. We each have the strength, courage, and ability, to create ruptures, just like the tearing of muscles that lead to a building of strength within our body. A strength that leads to greater abilities to “holdup” larger things, including our Selves, and the immensity of who we are! You are a child of the Universe, no less than!
Even when our lives are interrupted due to a circumstance from an outside aspect, how are we going to handle that eruption? This energy that pushes its way into our life, pushing things out of the way without regard, and forcing us to build something new, or walk a different path, or to have to climb into the heat and discomforts of transformation.
Is it really an action of how we choose to perceive it, how we choose to use such interruptions that becomes and defines who We are? I say yes and no. Yes because we do have the choice of how we wish to work with it. And no, because it happened to us, it was not in our control. And, yet, now we all have a place, a moment in time, the opportunity right now, to start creating a future that we want and that we hope for. ‘One Moment In Time’ by Whitney Houston, listen HERE, jumped into my head. What a powerful song. And, often played for the Olympics, a symbol of the whole of the world coming together. The Olympics have been postponed, but not stopped! And, I doubt that the Olympian’s drive has been broken.
Recently, I had an interaction where a dear friend came over to the house to deliver face masks that she had sewn together herself. I had no idea the eruption of emotion that would come up from within me as she was standing six feet away outside my door. We could not touch. And yet we were both very much attached and moved.
So, one thing I invite you to consider, whenever you feel you have the capability and the wherewithal, to consider your re-entry. That this eruption and interruption to our lives can be like the separation of the earth that builds a grand volcano from which we could stand on top of and watch the sunrise and sunset everyday, and to see our interconnectedness from such a bird’s eye view(see picture above!). And that we could be interrupted and torn like muscles, but it’s in that tearing that the rebuilding happens. Just as in my diastasis, the tear in my abdomen, that had to happen in order for the creation and the fruition of my child to grow and be born. Here is an article I found powerful in relationship to re-entry*, read it HERE. I find it powerful. I like it also because it doesn’t bypass anything, and yet it also names the caring ability of all humans.
For now, how are you choosing to be? In your days and hours? How are you choosing to conduct your self? How are you supporting your self? What are you needing? Wanting?And are you nourishing that need? How are you taping into the ‘continuous progress’ of life? Are you finding ‘continuity’ of Light in your life? Where can you spot the Light? What could you shed a little more Light and love upon?
I closed my classes this week with these words from the 14th Dalai Lama:
No matter what is going on
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country
Is spent on developing the mind
Instead of the heart
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for peace
And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is going on around you
Never give up
*Please watch out for upcoming events that I will be doing with friends to support us all on many levels.
Breathe and Believe.