As world events are changing daily what are you doing to remain calm and peaceful inside? Are you watching the news and talking about who the latest victims of the virus are? Or are you using this time to take care of yourself by noticing your thoughts, words and actions?
What you think, what you say and how you act are key to keeping your immune system in top shape. If you think fearful thoughts, your whole body starts to shut down. But, if you focus your attention on loving and kind thoughts, your cells open and receive the love you are sending them.
One way I’ve stayed peaceful is by getting out in nature. We have a rocker outside under the patio cover where I sit and marvel at all the weeds in our gardens! Those weeds could care less what’s going on around them. They just know that with the rain, sunshine and dirt, they are happy campers. They don’t worry about tomorrow, if it’s going to rain again or if the sun is going to beam down on them; all they care about is today, this moment.
What can you do to take care of yourself in each moment, to be as carefree as the weeds? Here are some suggestions:
*Stay in contact with the people you love. FaceTime or Skype with others. Look out for each other. I am part of a community of ladies who enjoy playing cards regularly. We continue to get together once a week to hang out, talk and offer each other support. Other times we are texting each other, staying in contact.
*Look around your community and see who is offering classes online. In my area the yoga studios now have online classes that you can participate in while at home. Many churches are also offering classes on Zoom and Sunday services on FB Live.
*Reach out to someone you haven’t been in touch with for awhile. You’ll be happy you did, and so will they. You can call, email or send a letter. Don’t isolate yourself.
*What are you doing to not only love on yourself, but show you care to others? How about asking a friend over for a cup of tea? Even if that friend is not local, you can talk over Skype.
*This is a great time to do some inner work. Who do you need to forgive? What grudges or old beliefs are you holding onto that aren’t serving you? Meditation is a great way to calm your mind and body. Here is an easy one that will benefit you, your community and the world:
Sit with both feet on the ground and hands on your thighs. Or you can lie down on your back. Close your eyes and take 3 slow, deep breaths. Begin to visualize or feel a beautiful, calming white light coming through the top of your head. Allow that light to touch all cells in your head, neck, trunk, all the way down to your toes. Feel the love in the light filling all your cells. Now send that love out into the room you are in. Continue to expand the love into where you live, see it surround your city with love. Continue visualizing that light and love filling the region, the state, the country where you are. Let the beautiful light continue to surround and fill the continents and the world.
When you are ready to come back to where you are, take some deep breaths and know that you just sent love to yourself and everyone else in the world. This is one way to take care of yourself and include every human, animal and plant on the face of the earth.
What other ways can you think of to take care of yourself, your family, your world community? Please leave comments below.
Taking care of yourself starts with paying attention to what’s going through your mind, out of your mouth and what actions you are taking. Make sure they are beneficial to you and those around you and are helping to improve your immune system.
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