Hurricane Florence

My Dear Readers

I live in central North Carolina and so will feel the effects of hurricane Florence very soon. That means I may lose power for a week or longer. If this happens, I won’t be doing a post on Sunday. This will be the first time that I haven’t done a weekly post since the inception of this blog in September 2011. But in the event that I cannot get a post out, I wanted to give you two different tools to use in times of chaos. These are not my tools, but ones I learned from elsewhere and forgive me for not having the sources at hand to share with you.

First, if you are feeling stressed or anxious, you can do this exercise which will help calm you. This is from the tapping community.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably.
  2. Cross your left ankle over your right ankle.
  3. Extend your arms out in front of you and place the backs of your hands together.
  4. Cross your right hand over your left hand so that you can now clasp your hands together. If done correctly, you now have your right wrist laying on top of your left wrist.
  5. Now rotate your clasped hands under and up to your chest. Elbows are down and your clasped hands are close to your heart area.
  6. Gently allow your tongue to rest on the roof of your mouth.
  7. Now just breathe and enjoy the hug that you are giving yourself.

A dear friend showed me this and I do it often especially if I cannot fall asleep at night due to a racing mind. It works with the energetic meridians in your body.

Second, this is a meditation to help you overcome your fears.

  1. Close your eyes and think about a fear that you have.
  2. See it in your mind’s eye and answer these questions:
  3. What does your fear look like?
  4. What shape is it?
  5. How tall or wide is it?
  6. Does it have a texture?
  7. What color is it?
  8. Does it have a smell?
  9. Take a good look at it.
  10. Then wipe the slate clear and start this process all over again, once again seeing your fear and answering the same questions. Then wipe the slate clear.
  11. Repeat this process at least 6 times or until your fear has transformed or disappeared.

The point of this exercise is to see your fear. Because once you really look at your fear, you will realize that it is not as powerful as you once thought. This exercise came from one of my shaman friends and again, I apologize that I don’t have the source at hand.

I hope that one or both of these will help you in the coming days. We all can do our part to counteract the fear in this world with love. But it begins with each of us working on our own stuff. And the more balanced each of us can be, the better we can serve the world.

Many blessings to you all and I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Generator and gas, water, food that doesn’t require refrigeration, batteries, flashlights and candles. I think I’m as prepared as I can be.

Please send loving energy out to all those in the world who are experiencing trauma and challenges. We will get through the hard times together with love.

And remember chaos precedes calm and change.

Sending much love to you all.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dymoon
    Sep 12, 2018 @ 08:43:31

    will pray for your safety and well being _/\_

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  2. mochateaoh
    Sep 12, 2018 @ 12:40:16

    Sending positive energy your way. Be safe!

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  3. insearchofitall
    Sep 12, 2018 @ 23:19:48

    Wishing all affected the very best. Stay safe and well and I’ll keep good thoughts for you all..

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  4. flymeawaycreations
    Sep 13, 2018 @ 22:25:09

    Prayers to you for your safety! I live in Hubert, NC the path of the Hurricane which has now taken over most of my little town. My family and I did evacuate, but I had to leave my Etsy shop Flymeawaycreations and all our belongings behind. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your safety!– Angela

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    • the_tovarysh_connection
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 08:24:20

      Oh dear, thank you for your prayers. I’m further inland and won’t get the brunt of the storm. I hold you close to my heart as I pray for all those affected by this hurricane. I’m glad you evacuated. Please be safe.

      Reply

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