As we speed headlong through the last weeks of 2012, a collective anxiety is building.
This year it’s not just the shopping, the overeating, the wondering what will need to be returned….there’s this overall feeling of shift, of change.
Many predict the outcome of all this uncomfortable shifting will be a profound and planetary transformation.
It may not be the end of the world, but it’s the end of an era for many of us. A time of moving forward into unknown regions of our psyches and our souls.
My personal belief and wish is that this transformation will lead us all to greater understanding, more open hearts, and deeper relationships with ourselves and our planet.
My friend Carol Hess shared a quote yesterday. To me it spoke right to the feeling of these moments we are living.
It’s from Dr. Christiane Northrup – oh how I love a woman who can both heal me on the outside and help me dive down deep on the inside! (If you’ve been reading here for a while you know I’ve invoked Dr. Northrup’s wisdom often when I write about women’s health and menopause.)
“Are you noticing that your world seems to be in ‘pregnant pause’ mode? Like an egg about to hatch. A bubble about to burst. Are you noticing that all you can do is surrender to cleaning out your mind, your heart, your closets? And invoking Divine Order?” ~ Dr. Christiane Northrup
Maybe you’ve been noticing such a feeling, maybe not.
Regardless of how you view these present times – or even if you believe there’s nothing different about this particular year, you may still be feeling some pressure related to the seasonal holidays.
The incessant external ‘cheer’ can be grating and even painful, especially if you are grieving the loss of loved ones during this season.
Once again I want to share a simple saying that brought me solace during the years I was in frenzied “retail hell” during this week right before Christmas. (Anyone who has ever worked in retail will know what I’m talking about!)
You have enough. You Do Enough. You are Enough.
You’ve planned enough fun times, you’ve enjoyed enough goodies, you’ve bought or made enough gifts. You are having enough fun. Everything. Is. Enough.
I, for one, need to pull this thought around me like a security blanket when I venture out into the streets strung with holiday lights and thronged with shoppers.
When anxiety strikes, that feeling of ‘not-enoughness’, I’ve learned to take a few deep breaths.
And I say it again.
You have Enough. You do Enough. You ARE Enough.
Right now in this present moment. The ground is solid beneath you. You are whole, you are alive, you are individual and you are part of the one.
Love yourself, fully. Love those around you. Love what is.