Finding Space

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Here we are in the United States on the other side of Election Day. As predicted, it took a long time to get results, but we have them now. Long-time readers will not be surprised that I’m happy we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! And while the transfer of power is proceeding far from smoothly so far, still I feel relief.
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Y’all, I did not know that I had a weighted vise gripping my heart for four years until it released. There’s so much space in my chest, it frankly feels overwhelming. My husband even commented on the lightness I seem to be walking with. I spent some time drinking champagne and celebrating (virtually) with family and friends, but I also spent a lot of time cleaning up and organizing. The piles of paper-wow-let’s just say it felt great to shed some layers and lighten up.
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I want to run, jump, make plans, and hug everyone – then I suddenly remember about our current Covid state of affairs-aka wild virus spread-and it is a really weird counterbalance to this renewed expansiveness in my body. All of my helium-like lightness, the effervescence I feel, gets heavy in my bones again when I look at the wild numbers. (I will say though just a beginning, must give a whoop for positive vaccine news this week!)
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Can you relate to this whiplash of physical (never mind emotional!) sensation? It honestly feels really strange in my body, and I wasn’t sure what to do with all this weird internal conflict. Here’s what helped some, closed-eye breathing. Just so you know that I too have battled getting off all media this week, so it was a happy coincidence that my eye doctor has prescribed hot compresses for 20 minutes at least twice daily for my terribly clogged tear ducts. That directive was a gift, relieving to my eyes and to my mind and body.
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Sometimes outside structure and support is necessary and helpful, so I made you something: Meditation for Expansion.
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Let me know if it’s helpful for you.
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