I have noticed a very curious thing about myself. Whenever I watch too much bad news, I start to get a sore throat. When I choose instead to dance, to write in my journal, to sketch, to read uplifting books, my sore throat goes away.
The Challenges of Being Stuck at Home
What a strange and unsettling time in our human history. As an online therapist, I have the opportunity to talk to people around the world and I know this is a very challenging time financially, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually for many, especially those in strict in-home lockdown.
When we do not have the opportunity to get out of our homes, old unhealed emotional pain can come up, primal survival fears can be activated, and prior avoidance strategies in intimate relationships can ignite all kinds of in-home challenges.
And, while many are still joking that they are eating too much comfort food, drinking wine every night, and binge-watching Netflix, this transformative time in human history is actually offering us the time and space to deepen, strengthen and heal.
More Healthy Structure
I feel that the most urgent directive at this time is to find innovative ways to uplift our "vibration" higher than fear - not only to stay physically healthier but also to cope in such trying times with greater resilience. Fear is so discombobulating. Many people have been expressing to me this week that they are having trouble focusing.
In order to cope with the fear and chaos that is sweeping the planet, I think there is a great need for in-home structures, practices and routines that increase focus on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. This could be new exercise routines, in-depth spiritual and creative practices, and engaging in self-study or learning a new skill.
Levels of Consciousness
Dr. David Hawkins, author of "Power vs Force" found a way to measure human consciousness. He discovered that there is a critical point between weakness and strength - level 200 on his scale.
Every emotion that calibrates below level 200 makes the body go weak. Every emotion above 200, makes the body strong. While some people resonate above 200 much of the time, currently, most of the world is resonating below 200.
I invite you to consider the Scale of Consciousness here and contemplate what uplifting practices and activities could support you to live more frequently above level 200.