We are approaching the winter Solstice, the still point in the year; the time of deepest darkness, when the seeds of next year lie hidden, waiting for their time to emerge.
This has been an enormously challenging year and I doubt there is a single person who has not been impacted by it. For many the future is uncertain and unclear; increased levels of anxiety, confusion and grief abound. We have no idea how this will all pan out, both for ourselves and our families and friends.
So more than ever, this is a time to go within. What does this actually mean….go within? It means taking the time to sit quietly, away from the news on the television and media. Your mind may continue to whirl with all the thoughts buzzing round. Let them. Accept everything.
Notice what’s going on in your body. Scan it, pausing where you notice tension. Breathe into that area, be it your forehead, the shoulders….. Get to know your body. Be kind to it. Your body has supported you all this time. Rest your body when it feels tired. Slow down.
I know I often talk about slowing down our breathing. Few people use the full capacity of their lungs; this may only happen when you take aerobic exercise. Check out my two videos on the subject. Breathing slowly and deeply has a profound calming effect on our body and mind. We need this now more than ever.
If someone is abrupt or a bit off-hand with you, try not to take it personally. It’s probably not personal. Anxiety levels are much higher than usual.
And finally, vitamin D3 will boost our immune systems and held to prevent infections. Combine this with a good quality Vitamin C (1000 mg).
With love, and wishing you stillness and peace as we draw near to Christmas and the new year.