Surviving Today’s Trauma
This week many people have reached out to me asking HOW we do this. How do we navigate the continued violence, hate, rage, fascism and disconnection that isn’t going away? How do we keep an open heart in the midst of all of this?
It’s a work in progress called How to Survive and Start to Thrive (also working title). And it’s helped a lot of people to reel back, shift the acute perspective we keep being shoved into and remember that there ARE options for how we feel and act, even as hard as things are right now.
A teaching for anyone
In 2017, I created a teaching specifically about this and am going to start recording an online course soon so I can give it to you very practically. In the meantime, I’m happy to give it out to ANYONE. Below you’ll find three links.
The first is an explanation of the five kleshas or the obstacles to happiness according to the yoga and tantra traditions.
The second is the How to Survive and Start to Thrive course. You’ll find four columns: The obstacles to happiness; what we hear in the world; what we think when we hear that message; how else to hear that so we have more freedom to choose happiness.
The third document is a compendium which breaks down 4 or 5 actions to directly uncover our happiness according to the five kleshas.
Stay tuned for an online course coming in early 2019.
While I’m figuring out to how to bulk distribute the file (suggestions welcome), please message me if you’d like me to send it to you.
One thing you can do
One suggestion I have is to practice SILENCE every single day. That’s right. Every. Single. Day. Whether you can take 2 minutes or 20 minutes or 2 hours, turn off everything – including those coping mechanisms and distractions – and let yourself feel, breathe and move through. You’re not alone, and in fact, it can be a sweet relief in moments of silence to feel more connected to the consciousness we’re all swimming in.
I’m here. For you and with you.
Yours in solidarity and in figuring-this-all-out,
Here you go! Try all three in order and reach out with questions or comments.