The energy is something lately, isn't it? As an empath and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), it can be very difficult to navigate times of intense energy. It can be hard to know what is mine and what belongs to others. It's times like these when it is absolutely crucial to manage your energy. So, what do I mean by “manage your energy”? I mean taking time for extreme self care. Taking time and using your spiritual and physical tools that nurture and nourish your body, mind, and soul.
And here's the thing: This doesn't have to be a long and drawn out process. Nurturing and nourishing can be as long or as quick as you need it to be in any given moment. For example, getting up from your desk and stretching – a simple act that can take less than 5 minutes – can impact your energy in a very positive way in the moment.
Self care is NOT something that you do once per day and then you are done. This is a PRACTICE that you go to throughout the course of your day. Really take that in. Breathe it in. You can take the time to nurture and nourish yourself many times throughout the course of your day. Here is an example from my own experience.
Monday is our grocery shopping day and we like to shop at Wegman's in Lancaster, PA. Both Steve and myself have been feeling anger, frustration, fear, overwhelm, etc. While talking about our feelings is certainly nurturing and healing for us and helps us be able to shift, my sense was that we needed something more. I made the suggestion that we go to Long's Park after shopping and just walk around the pond.
As we drove into the park, I could immediately feel my breath deepening and my heart opening. We parked the car, got out and started walking towards the pond. The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing. It was a truly beautiful day. We walked out on the dock and just stood there, looking at the water and the ducks and breathing. We said hello to the ducks who proceeded to squawk at us.
We held hands and walked to the bridge that takes you to a little island with a gazebo. There is a tree stump that is very flat, near the water, and we sat down. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and I asked the elements for a message. Here is what the elements had to share with me:
Ground into your knowing.
Clear your mental clutter.
Let your emotions flow through you. Don't wallow in them.
Stay connected to your passions. What lights you up is your joy.
Trust. Allow. Have Faith. Breathe.
Overall Message from the Trees:
This is the time to assess what is wanting to fall away. Look to us. Our leaves create this colorful panorama for all to enjoy and then they fall. And we let them go. We don't hold onto them. We just let them go. What do you need to let go? What is ready to fall away? What will you make space for? What is ready to emerge?
Wow, right? How often do we take the time to go out and hear the wisdom of Nature? Oh, and by the way, while sitting on that tree stump, the energy coming into my body was powerful and very healing.
Do you hug a tree? Do you lie on the grass? Do you sit outside in bare feet earthing? Nature is healing. Nature is calming. Nature is soothing. Nature is an excellent place to manage your energy.
Call to Action
My mentor's request to you is to not take my word for this. Conduct your own experiment. Take a walk. Step outside and breathe in fresh air. Lie in the grass. Hug a tree. Again, this doesn't have to take hours out of your day. It can be as simple as stepping out on to your porch for 5 minutes to breathe deeply. And, it can be an hour walk or a two hour picnic or whatever you want it to be. My point here is that it is doable. Every day. Even when it's cold outside. Let Nature be your healer.
As always, I would love to hear what this holds for you. Feel free to share your experiences with me!
Until Next Time...