Last night I was an emotional mess as I struggled and succumbed to all my human emotions of feeling like I am not doing enough as a healer during these challenging times.
In my meditations I have been searching for more, praying for a bigger calling, a way to make an impact and help others. But yet no matter how hard I search there is no great quest assigned, no brilliant flashes of light or increased access to knowledge, there is just the gentle reminder to keep “holding space.”
Holding space is a reminder that we cannot fix or save anyone or anything. It is an act of being calm, to be still, breathe and allow life to flow in and out without getting caught up in the emotions or drama. It’s an act of connecting with one’s heart to send out a vibration of love, support and healing, while trusting and having faith in a higher power to do the work and pull us through.
Why is it so hard to seemingly do nothing? To hold space is actually a very difficult state to achieve, especially with the world in a current state of fear, adjusting to physical distancing, and instinctively turning to the old survival method of fight or flight brain. To “just” hold space in the midst of energy that is starting to feel as dense as pea soup kind of shines a different light on the truth of holding space.
This job becomes increasingly important, and asks that we not allow our personal energy to feed the collective with more fear and anxiety, but rather to counter attack with the vibration of calm, healing, and love. To clear a way through the dense pea soup and remind others that there is always hope and we will get through this together.
We are asked to ride through the storm as a casual observer, to send out through our energy vibration, support and trust that the knowledge exists within humanity and has been entrusted to those dedicated to study its cause and effect, and destined to find a cure. It’s pausing as a collective to hold space and send encouragement, trust and support to allow those meant to do such incredible work the boost to keep trying, to share knowledge with each other, and listen for the clarity of thought.
It’s our job to hold space for our family, friends, neighbours, and communities. To take time to breathe, to share resources, reach out and lend a hand. It’s a gift of time to perhaps work on a household project, decrease the amount of clutter, read a good book, tackle an item on that to-do list, and to allow ourselves to really focus on what matters. Take what you need in terms of resources, and only what you need. Get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Pause and listen to the sounds of life out in nature. Feel the breeze and sun on your skin. Be still and savour a sunrise or sunset.
My perspective has changed in the clarity of a new day, and I am honored to be asked to hold space. I lift up my heart and hands in gratitude to be of service, and vow to try my best to remain calm and centered. I place my trust and faith in a higher power to pull us all through, and add the rhythm of my own heart beat to pulse out love into the world. I commit to taking time to focus on my own health and well-being, and to reach out and lend a hand to another during this time.
We all have this ability to hold space. An important job and one that truly makes a difference in creating a ripple effect of love, trust and faith. I hope you answer the call as well, as we all join together spiritually to form a circle around the world.
We are all in this together, and together we shall pull through.
Lots of love,