As varying versions of the COVID-19 lockdown continue across the world, fear remains around how we can safely reconnect with those we love. Many are still isolating alone, and for lots of us, isolation is far from over. In such times, the solution focused approach of connecting to our inner strength can be a balm, helping us to build our resilience, so that loneliness doesn’t become overwhelming. You can take the words below as a moment for you to stop, switch off the news, focus on the present, and feel a sense of connection.
Take long deep breath, and release. You’ve got this.
From the moment we are born, We have a primitive need to be held. Soothed. To feel the warmth of touch. To feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. So, in a time when connection is tainted with fear, And touch, with frightening consequences, We can feel lost. Helpless to meet our deep desire to connect.
But something magical happens, When we start to connect with our inner self. To nurse our fear with our own inner strength.
So take a moment to close your eyes, And feel your breath. See light in the centre of your chest, Beating with your heartbeat. Let that light fill your chest cavity. Let it drop down your torso, Down through the water table, the rock and magma. Connecting you right down to the centre of the earth.
Allow yourself to bathe in the warmth, Of that grounding cord of light. Feel its strength, Beaming out to every living thing. You are a part of that beautiful firework. Connected to everything.