Connecting to our spiritual bodies, to guide us through uncertainty
The world is changing at an alarming rate due to COVID19 and while this change is good and very much needed for the survival of the planet it has caused much uncertainty and discomfort. The disruption on the planet has prompted us to look at ourselves in a more spiritual way. As in these times of extreme chaos and high death rates, it is natural for us to think of our own mortality and start seeking a deeper connection to our souls and everything around us.
It can be frightening for some when they start to look for the meaning of their life and evaluate their life as often they discover that the life they are living is not fulfilling and change is required but it is also an exciting time as our perceptions shift and we become more in tune with nature and our inner selves. There has been much more time for self-reflection and as you develop your spiritual connection, your daily interactions will take on new possibilities.
To stay connected to your soul, stay calm, and to attain greater control of how you respond to covid19 challenges, I have been encouraging my clients to focus on the following:
You create your world. Yes, there are external elements changing in the environment that are out of our control, but what you think and what you feel becomes your reality. If you are spending most of your time thinking negative thoughts which are creating stress and anxiety in your body you are going to stay stuck in perpetual uncomfortable experiences because our perspective on the outer world strongly affects our immediate reality. So, try not to take a negative approach or overwhelm yourself with all the statistics, take things day by day and focus on all the good in your life, developing an attitude of gratitude which will lift your spirits, make you feel happy and ultimately create a positive reality for you.
Center yourself. You can not build a new reality from a point of instability. How do you center yourself? By breathing and reminding yourself that the breath is your life force. One’s breath is very calming and when you are calm you have the strength to respond to external factors in a less frantic manner. Use breathing techniques daily to center yourself, if need be do them many times in the day to keep bringing yourself back into your body, grounding, and centering you. There are also various meditations you can practice to center yourself and calm your overthinking mind.
Treat your body with extra care. As we are worried about what is to come, this fear causes us to fall into bad habits and unhealthy coping mechanisms such as working too hard without proper rest, not sleeping enough, overeating, consuming too much alcohol, or even missing meals. This results in us paying very little attention to how our bodies are feeling or what they are actually needing and trying to tell us, resulting in us being exhausted, unhappy, and unhealthy. At times of change, we need to put more effort into self-nurturing and self-care.
Prioritising mental health and emotional wellbeing should be a focus right now, in order to stay calm, centered, and focused on the positives and things you can control. We can not control the outcome of the global pandemic, so all our beautiful energy should be placed into ensuring we stay happy and healthy because we can control how we choose to respond to it and how we allow it to affect our inner peace.