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.
Moving your body can help. Meditation. Creative expression. Listening to and singing along with music that matches the feeling moving through. I really love standing out in the wind and feeling its power push and pull and rush past me. I give anything inside me that's ready to leave permission to go and feel the woosh as things depart. Even something as simple as noticing an uncomfortable situation that pops up and saying "I see you _____ (family discord, embarrassing situation, fury-filled experience). Thank you for showing yourself to me. You are free to return back to love now." and opening yourself for the release.