I felt like just curling up in a miserable ball this morning and not doing anything. Especially not taking care of myself. And then I expanded my feelers a little. Was this an isolated incident just here at my house, or is this feeling much bigger than us? Oh, it is MUCH bigger than us! It’s the difference between the water main breaking at one house and flooding everything inside, and a tidal wave rushing in and submerging an entire area. We’re definitely being swept up in a tidal wave right now.
So why does this matter? If it’s an isolated incident between two people or a group of people, what is generally most helpful is acting to work through the problem, come up with solutions, and develop a plan for moving forward. However, when it is an energetic tidal wave the most helpful things involve acknowledging what is coming up and letting it go, finding your center, trusting that it will move through in its own time and just focusing on riding the wave without drowning. And especially, especially not taking it personally.