I was taught many moons ago where my attention goes is where energy flows. So many spend a majority of time focusing on how the government is not helping citizens during the current Panademic, pointing fingers of blame at those whose views oppose their own, worrying over how our systems seem to be crumbling like the bottom layer of chips left in the bag. I wonder how differently each of us would be if, alternatively, we each put our focus on walking in nature and/or developing a consistent spiritual practice that would result in peace, calm, and a relaxed state of being. I am willing to bet most people are unaware that the written and spoken words carry either positive or negative energy, and thoughts are equally powerful.
If more people could see with their eyes the shadowy inner blockages held within and how clearing out fear, anger, worry, and frustration would open a container of energetic space each of us would have available for creating new, innovative ways to assist the environment, the less fortunate, the sad and unhappy people in our own communities, and our own inner peace, do you think other choices would be made? Low vibrations that bring us down are fed daily by focusing on fears of losing what we have, anger over the current condition of the world, and apprehension over if a virus is as deadly as media reports, and if we will be forced for years to come to avoid gatherings with people we care about.
If you recognize any of the following signs, you may be operating out of low vibrations: feeling you are a victim of the current state of the country, feeling judged or judging others, feeling your fears are holding you in proverbial quicksand unable to change, feeling you must control everything around you in order to feel safe, or exploding in anger over little things you used to brush off.
I am relatively sure most of us do not want to be depleting our personal energies or be walking around as a bundle of low vibrations. It may surprise you to know many people, including some who do healing work as a service, are holding low vibrational energies. We each will benefit from reminding ourselves no one among us has experienced in this lifetime anything as life altering as the 2020 Panademic.
There are several spiritual practices available to each of us. Key is to use and practice daily, and to surrender the egoic idea because you have been on the path for a while you do not need any longer to incorporate spiritual practices into your daily routine. You may think a spiritual practice is a religious one but it is not. What it is is an activity that deepens your spiritual life : that part of your life which is a sense of connection to something bigger than yourself.
Some spiritual practices are as follows: (1.) Gratitude ( Say aloud or write all the things you currently have in your life that you sincerely appreciate). (2.) Holding Light (Visualize a source of bright light shining on and around people and situations that are meaningful to you.). 3. Awareness of the present moment ( Take 3 deep breaths and be in stillness. Sit in quietude, allowing your mind to be empty. Just focus on being. During this time you do not have to be doing anything.). 4.Practice Compassion. ( Feel compassion for a person who is doing the best they can. Allow your mind to remember when this person did not meet your expectations. Extend compassion to yourself, acknowledging you are doing the best you can. 5. Walking Meditation ( Go into nature. Walk slowly without speaking. Feel each footstep connecting with the earth. Pay attention to your body as you walk. When you reach the end of your path stop and pause. Take a few cleansing breaths and turn around as you walk back notice flowers, butterflies, plants, and trees.
6. Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qi Gong. Go to an outdoor class or find one on YouTube.
Focus on what has not changed. Reflect on past times you handled not knowing what was going to happen such as starting a new job, graduating from school, or learning to drive. Write on paper the list of past situations that you had no knowledge of what was going to happen that you handled!
Continue raising your vibrations by using a couple of practices daily, choosing to not watch the news, state aloud what is positive in your life just for today, do mindfulness mediations, light candles in the daytime, and focus on the positive coming from the changing world! Call a positive , like hearted friend, and say aloud: This too shall pass and together we are surviving!