Life can take us on a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows and twists and turns. Many of us try to control the flow rather than going with it – this is cause of much disruption and sorrow in our lives. This desire for control comes from fear.
Our fears may come for an abundance of sources from physical safety, particularly if we are not feeling well, living under difficult circumstances, or doing work that exposes us to hazardous conditions. Or, we may be experiencing financial woes that are causing us to be fearful about making ends meet. Regular things we all go through. Know that you are not alone! It may be comforting to know that everyone gets fearful at times and it is perfectly OK. Sometimes just acknowledging our fears is enough to make us feel better. When the grip of fear envelops you could consider some course work to assist both Bindu Chakra and Anjali Mudra are two short courses that are great balms for our psyche – drawing deep into the core of who we truly are, And while it sometimes takes a lot of convincing to ease our mind, we can console ourselves with the knowledge that life can be like that at times. Giving ourselves permission to be worried lets us move through and release our fears. Relief can be had by sharing with others. Sharing our apprehensions with other people can make our fears less overwhelming because we are not letting them grow inside of us as pent up emotions. Sharing our fears also can lighten our burden because we are not carrying our worries all by ourselves. Remember that you are not alone. Above all when you feel burdened go into nature – for she provides a potent natural salve for the soul.
Where trees breathe
New life is born
Where each branch reaches out to me
I know myself held in the arms of purest generosity
Where the leaves fall I am blessed with a giving back
that nourishes the roots of my soul
For the trees reflect who and how I can be
Standing tall, true, honest and undeniably me
Unafraid to love, to give, to share and to bend
So I bless the forests
As I learn from them
~ Clare Dubois, TreeSisters founder
p.s The TreeSisters are one of the many organisations I donate money to on a monthly basis.