Coming Home: Welcomed Retreat or Fostering more Fear?
Coming Home to ourselves and our loved ones has become something quite different than “business as usual” in the last couple of weeks in our country. With the COVID-19 pandemic, coming home and staying home, now is filled with complex emotions and lots of uncertainty.
For those of us with comfy homes, stocked pantries, clean sheets, heat, hot water, and the company of those we love and who love us, coming home is a welcomed retreat.
However, many people currently are more stressed, more unsafe, and more insecure because of this coming home.
People who do not know how they are going to pay their bills, people with compromised immune systems, people worried about getting childcare care so they can continue to go to work.
People who are struggling mightily in their relationships and are now forced to be at home with others who are physically, mentally, or emotionally abusive.
People who struggle with anxiety and depression; isolation only makes this worse.
People who struggle with addictions and need their support groups and the company of others to stay clean and sober.
Fears about getting sick, having loved ones get sick, financial pressures, childcare concerns, and other intense uncertainties, have taken up residence in our bodies, hearts, and spirits.
Cultivating A Sacred Space of Wild Belonging
All of us, whether we have unlimited financial funds and see this time as a “fun” break or we are worried about how we will pay bills, get childcare, stay well, etc., now more than ever we need to cultivate a sacred space of Wild Belonging.
A space of Wild Belonging is essential for our physical well-being, for our heart, and our soul. It is essential for our relationships with others. It is essential for our relationship to this earth and the cosmos.
Wild Belonging allows us intimate, authentic connection to ourselves, to our loved ones, and to the cosmos, in a courageous life-affirming process. Wild Belonging brings us closer to living a life of meaning, of heart and soul well-being, of beauty, of pleasure, of peace, of sacred sexuality, of LOVE.
It is essential that we cultivate an internal, always-available-for-us space deep within our own body, heart, and spirit that connects us, no matter what the circumstances, to that which truly matters, to the energy and the essence of life. To eros, the life force.
Connection to this life force is not dependent on the faces we present to the world on a daily basis, on the roles we inhabit, the work we do, or our wealth of material possessions.
But rather, it is found within us through our breath, in our physical connection with others, by walking on the earth, taking a moment to listen to the wind, watching a child play, eating a delicious meal cooked by someone who loves us, listening to music, being silent, building a hearth-fire, being near water.
This connection comes when we truly see beyond what is visible. When we listen to the things not spoken. When we reach out to touch with full presence. When we slow down to be fully embodied. When we feel our emotions with curiosity and deep compassion.
When we offer ourselves and our loved ones these experiences, we connect. We heal. We are transformed. We thrive.
My Offering for Healing and Transformation
My work in the last three months has been on creating and developing an online course that teaches people how to do just this.
The current times are asking us to come home to a sacred Wild Belonging that will hold us, support us, nourish us, comfort us, and sustain us in the face of our fears and uncertainties.
When we are denied business as usual, when our calendars open up and our frenetic busyness falls away, when we no longer have distractions that function to help us avoid our own emotions and experiences, when we are no longer driven by the surface, materialistic trappings of modern society which are destructive to our health, to our relationships, and our environment, then and only then, the fog clears and the essence of what it means to live a life of Wild Belonging is revealed.
The time has arrived for us to come home to our own Wild Belonging. To be with what is sacred. To be with what is eternal.
All Human Beings Deserve:
Through my written word this morning, I am offering a connection between my heart and spirit and yours.
Our world is crying out to all of us now. Let’s all respond with compassion for ourselves and for others. For the animals and the earth. For the entire universe.
Healing and Transformation are essential.
I am here to humbly offer my heart, my spirit, and my skills as a therapist and healer, to all those who want a Coming Home to their own sacred Wild Belonging.
As always Peace in the Journey,
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my online course, please go here and sign up for my emails.
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