As you begin to emerge from your pandemic cocoon, you may feel overwhelmed, even anxious about re-entering a post-quarantine world. You may be concerned about things returning to “normal” when you’ve transformed your life into a new, more conscious and enlightened normal. Most of all, you may want to stay in your safe and secure bubble.
If you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone. You’ve just come through an especially intense, challenging, and for some of you, traumatic time. Just the thought of shifting back to the way it was can be anxiety-provoking.
I’ve been calling this, “Reentry Anxiety.”
This time of spiritual quarantine has challenged you to let go and become clear of what’s truly important in your life. It may have shown you the unhealthy habits, endless distractions, and self-sabotaging behaviors that have kept you stuck and held you back from living your best life. This transition time has given you the opportunity to create a new “normal.” What’s it going to be? And how will you sustain it?
Here are 3 Sacred Strategies to Navigate this Transition with Ease and Grace:
Keep It Simple: Simplicity of the present moment originates in the heart, not the mind. It’s grounded in your present awareness in connection with your divine source. When you see life and make choices from this spiritual perspective, life flows easily, naturally, and simply. Living simply doesn’t mean you have no problems, less demands, or experience less conflict, or confusion. But, when you lead from your heart rather than your head, you stop trying to figure things out and trust the inner knowing of your soul self. Make being awake, aware, and attentive a priority. When you have mixed feelings or self-doubt, pause, center yourself, and listen deeply to your simple truth.
Do Less Be More: Give yourself permission to “just be.” When you feel overwhelmed, or exhausted by the endless tasks demanding your time and attention, take time out to let yourself be. Engage in the things that make your heart sing and your being come alive. Accomplishments are wonderful, but, it’s the light of your being, not the work of your hands that is the basis for your soul’s expression. For the last few weeks, life has slowed down, plans have been canceled and the universe of possibility has opened up to you. So, focus on your inner self, play with those possibilities, and fully express who you are. Yield to this freedom of spirit knowing that nothing else matters except your core being.
Live Intentionally: Let the energy of intention guide your every breath, thought, word, and choice. When you live intentionally, you consciously co-create what you want rather than unconsciously allow life to happen to you. The intention you bring to every situation ultimately determines the outcome of that situation. Therefore, your intentions are even more powerful when you become an intentional being, co-creating a conscious relationship with your life. It’s the surest path to a life lived with heart and soul. Be more intentional of every moment in your day and how you will spend it. Make each day count by living it to the fullest especially now when there’s no place to go or less to distract you.
From this new space, my intention is that we don’t become complacent and return to our pre-virus habits. My hope is that we make the changes that are necessary for ours and our planet’s evolution.