When I was a little girl my mother used to say "make the time for it". Usually that meant making the time for chores I did not want to do. Lately I have been working on making the time for things I want to do. Things that make me happy, nurture me, things that make me laugh or help me heal.
But what about making space? We can make space in our home when we reorganize furniture. We can create more space in our closets by getting rid of old things we no longer use or by adding a double hanging rack. But how can we create space for ourselves to process our emotions? This is a concept and practice I have been working with a lot over the past couple weeks.
My Husband and I said goodbye to our beloved 14 year old dog Roxy July 1st. This has brought up much grief and sadness for me. I realized that this letting go was a trigger for all the grief I have experienced my entire life and had not been able to process thoroughly to come up for revisitation and release. Not only have feelings come up from this lifetime but from past lifetimes and indeed some of the unprocessed emotions from humanity's collective subconscious. This process has felt a bit overwhelming at times. So just like making time, I have had to make and hold the space for unconditional love in my heart to be able to feel and process the emotions as they flow through. I have needed to let go of self judgment and really be kind to myself as I realize this is a process that takes time and space.
As humanity clears all the difficult emotional debris from the collective dark closet you may find yourself feeling unexpected anger, hurt, sadness, grief, guilt, shame or fear. It is ok to feel it. It is ok to love it. Be kind and compassionate with yourself and allow the waters of emotion to flow over and through you - without judgement. Try to be loving towards yourself during this process. For truly it always comes back to Love.
Love heals all..
With an open loving heart,