Don’t let your ideas, your facts, your righteousness disconnect you from each other.
We’re all in this together.
Don’t neglect what you’re sure of. Share it.
The key is to stay connected while you share.
Listen to yourself, listen to each other. Listen more deeply than the words and ideas.
Let yourself experience whatever it is you’re experiencing. Don’t try to numb it, push it down, or away.
Just be with your experience without letting it run the show.
Hold your experience as you would hold a small, scared child.
Stay connected with yourself, stay connected with each other.
Transformation can be really intense.
The irrational thoughts can ramp up and become more extreme. The ideas can take on a life of their own…
Thoughts like, “I can’t do this. I’m not going to be ok. We’re not going to make it through.”
Notice the thoughts and stay with the sensations in your body.
Notice how the thoughts emerge like rocket-ships, and it’s up to you whether you latch onto them or let go of them.
Practice letting go, and watch as they disappear or burst into fireworks.
They are ideas. Some of them might be accurate, some of them might not be. But no matter their degree of accuracy, your ideas are not YOU.
YOU are much bigger, much more powerful than any of those ideas.
And when you stay connected to whom you really are, to what really matters, to whom or what you care about, you will be energized by the increased energy flowing through you in this time of transformation, instead of debilitated by it. And then you can use that energy to create more of what the world needs right now. You’ll be more empowered.
Yes, the storm is intense right now, and it may increase in its intensity for a while, but it is still a storm, doing what storms do; and storms never last forever.
We will get through this, and we will do it together.
I love you.
Keep it open.
Let me know if I can help.