What grounds you in your center? At this time of year, practices that ground you in your center are more important than ever.
This time of year tends to bring with it a rollercoaster of emotion including joy, connection, gratitude, excitement, frustration, sadness, disappointment and grief.
There are plenty of opportunities to get knocked off your center and sucked into the drama, chaos and intensity of diverse opinions and expectations. (check out next week's how to “bless the messenger” and selfishly use these juicy exchanges as opportunities for your own growth, healing and evolution!)
The more grounded, centered and at peace you are, the more loving, kind and compassionate you can be — both toward yourself and others. And who doesn’t want to be seen as the Zen Master in their family?
With all of the stress, overwhelm, and pressure around the holiday season, practices that ground you deeply are key to keeping the peace and staying with you. Let me repeat that to emphasize the importance of what I just said…
These practices are key to keeping the peace and STAYING WITH YOU.
If you ever find yourself in the role of the Fixer, Caretaker, Mediator, Rescuer, Victim or Martyr, this grounding and boundary work is even more important! 🙋🏼♀️
Here is a simple yet powerful question to ask if you find yourself rushing to the rescue ... Whose business am I in? My own, yours or God’s? — most likely, it’s not “yours” to solve so stay with you!
The more grounded you are, the less likely you are to get triggered by life.
One of my first birthdays after I moved back to the United States I had dinner with a new group of friends, my now husband and my sister. At some point they shared what they appreciate about and see in me (best birthday gift EVER for this words of affirmation lady!).
Many shared how much they loved being around my calming, grounded energy… that being around me helped them breathe a little deeper.
My sister piped up and declared “she wasn’t always like this!”. We both laughed and then with tears in her eyes she said how inspiring I was to her as she had witnessed firsthand the power of inner work and of practices that ground you in your center.
I was no longer that fiery, easily triggered young woman, I was grounded in my sense of self and rooted so deeply that it would take a hurricane to knock me down.Things don’t upset me like they used to. I don’t take things personally like I used to and if I do, I know how to get myself back to a place of peace.
I want this for you too… I want you be stuck in traffic and be at peace, to deal with your politically incorrect family member with love, to not get triggered by the changes in your family, the unmet expectations you have or those placed upon you.
I want you to realize there is more to life then the little triggers, annoyances or even big upsets and when you invest in yourself, making self-care a priority and get grounded deeply, there isn’t much that can throw you off.
If I find myself in a funk and feeling “off”, I know I alone have the power to shift it and always keep in mind, inner peace is just a thought/choice away.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get and stay grounded in your center…
When I move my physical body stuck energy flows, which helps me to raise up out of the funk. I also really benefit from hot packs, baths, high vibrational foods, cuddling, quiet time, meditation, and journaling.
How do you move through tough times or handle difficult situations or people? What keeps you centered when you are feeling off? What can you do today to feel more centered and at peace? Hit reply and let me know!
Remember to take care of yourself.
Self-care is a sacred act, a gift you give yourself that says, “Yes, I matter.”
Always remember, if you do not fill your cup first, what you give is counterproductive to you and the person receiving. Give from a full cup!
Self-care is NOT SELFISH.
Be the person who LEADS BY EXAMPLE in your family. Make yourself and your wellbeing a priority this holiday season.
Use the practices above to reconnect to your center, and move through this season with love, ease, and grace. If you do, I promise, you will be less likely to be stressed out, triggered or overwhelmed.
I want to hear from you... what do you struggle with during this season and what could you use some extra guidance or support around in general? If you could learn ANYTHING from ME, what would it be? Leave a comment and let me know!
Sending you all my love & high vibes to lift you up,
Spiritual Breakthrough Coach
Enlighten Your Mind - Embody Your Soul - Empower Your Life