How are you?
With all that is going on did you notice that the Spring Equinox has arrived? Spring is here! Yayyy! <3
The other morning I walked in Odell Park and could hear the birds. That brought me so much joy! And brought me right back to my center, which I admit is a place I have been straying from recently. In the past I might have been hard on myself about that but not anymore. We are human. And this is a journey.
I want you to know that everything you're experiencing and feeling right now is okay. This is a lot. You are loved. Iyanla Vanzant says 'it's not personal, and it's not permanent' (paraphrased) and so I like to remind myself of that. :)
Some invitations and offerings:
Ask and remind yourself....
In this moment I can relax my belly and take a deep breath.
In this moment I am well.
My body wants me to inhabit it so it can be healthy and resilient.
The earth is beneath me. I am always held.
I am capable of feeling this.
I am supported.
How do my feet feel? Can I feel them at all?
What would ground me in this moment? Eg. deep breaths, singing, dancing, shaking, a warm blanket, a warm cup of tea in my hands, warm bath, sending love to wherever I feel tense in my body, etc.
Also, I invite you to stay connected. Call a friend. Write them a letter. Several businesses are offering online classes right now (Breathing Space, Jungle House Dance Company, Bend City Yoga, Kuuma Yoga, etc). Tune in and stay connected with the energy of local businesses, teachers, students, guides, groups, etc. We all need each other's support.
Okay, my friends. Be well.
Mostly be you.
You are a gift in this world, at this time.
Natalie loves life, people, animals, plants, and trees. She believes in the flow of life and approaches each day with gratitude.