Hello, my dear friends.
I feel more grateful than ever to have you in my life now. The world is pausing. There is great suffering, fear, and relief. Everyone is having a different experience, yet everyone is affected by the same situation. This is connection on a global level.
If we ever doubted our connection and interdependence, we cannot any longer. We have experienced the privilege, the magic, and the service of a society running non-stop for the last many decades. This is the first time that most of us have felt it slow down.
How does it feel?
For some, we are reminded of the quiet place inside of ourselves that we just wouldn't give permission to enjoy and indulge in. We are left feeling a huge sense of relief as we happily cancel all impending plans, obligations, and ideas of succeeding so we can just be with ourselves, our loved ones, and live much slower and simpler.
For others, we fear that our bodies cannot maintain health during something this severe. We are either experiencing, or fearing, the stress of an aggressive virus on a very weakened system. We feel vulnerable & alone.
And then there are those of us who have lost our jobs. We've lived paycheck to paycheck and had no backup plan. We are without the security we have come to know, rely on, and work hard for. We don't know what to do next and every memory of scarcity and/or every imagination of failure enters our minds.
The brilliance of this moment is that all of these states are shared. The relief, the fear, the loss of money, the triggers, the stillness. These are shared across all countries, classes, races, genders, peoples. I am reminded of how human we all are. How tender we are. How interdependent we are.
This is what brings me comfort during this time.
I have no interest in promoting my online class right now. In fact, I cancelled it until later in the year. I am more interested in joining the global stillness, doing less, and offering my services during a time they're very needed in a way that's affordable and easy.
I'm still sitting with what that looks like, but I write this as a request: how can I help you? I mean this. I want you to tell me how I could help you, your community, your family, your business, your organization, etc. Inspire me with your need and I will feel what resonates and offer what I can.
For now, I leave you with two beautiful offerings from two beautiful people and they cost absolutely nothing. But do follow them, comment, and thank them for their services.