Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao Tzu
I’ve Got Rocks!
It’s been a tough few weeks for me professionally. As a result it’s been rocky emotionally!
Within one week I got turned down for three different speaking opportunities for which I had put in proposals. And, I did a TedX audition, for which was not chosen. Talk about disappointed – actually more like devastated!
I worked hard on all these presentations. I put some of my best, most creative stuff out there. And still, I was not chosen! It hit me like a ton of rocks – right in the second chakra. Energetically, the second chakra is about passions, emotions, creativity and connection with others.
I began to seriously doubt my business passion, my creativity, and my professional relationships. I was mad at the Universe. Why is this happening to me?! I was riding the emotional rapids of a turbulent river, feeling like I was going to go under at any moment. But, I didn’t!
Even while I felt rocks obstructing my business progress, my second chakra energy was finding new ways to flow around the blocks. A big part of this was working through the emotions that were paralyzing me. How did I do this?
First, I spent time allowing myself to really feel the emotions – the anger, the doubt, the disappointment, and the fear. I have a tendency to squash my feelings, so this was important for me. Second, I investigated where they stemmed from – many of them came from an inner mob of voices telling me I was not good enough, and nobody wanted what I have to offer. Third, I journaled about what I was experiencing.
And finally, I directed some care and compassion towards myself. I took meditative walks in nature; I spent time with family, friends and my horse; I took a long cleansing bath with orange oil, Himalayan salt and volcanic ash to help me clear energetically. I wore orange somewhere in my clothing daily for awhile (even if it was just my socks or underwear) and I inhaled and applied orange oil or another citrus oil. Why orange? Orange is the second chakra color, and oranges are a second chakra food, therefore things orange helps me rebalance my second chakra.
As of yesterday, I feel my flow returning. Emotionally, I am more neutral. I am clear about how to move forward. I signed up for training to help me create online courses. Teaching is a passion for me, but I’ve been scared of doing the videos needed to create online courses. Sometimes it takes a little (or big) push from the Universe to get me flowing in the right direction. I guess it’s time to trust and go with the Universal flow!
I know there are times when you’ve got rocks in your professional stream too! Here are a few tips to get your flow back when feeling stuck and emotionally turbulent:
- Use Tara Brach’s RAIN technique to help you work through your feelings. Here is one of her free guided meditations.
- Journal about all your feelings – no filter!
- Eat second chakra foods – fruit, especially orange colored fruit.
- Use your creativity planting a garden, doing artwork, dancing, making music, or writing.
- Play like a child.
I just looked out my office window and there is an orange Baltimore Oriole sitting among the pink blossoms of our apple tree. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quick enough to take my own picture, but here’s a stock photo. They are stunning …. and very orange. A positive message from the Universe, no doubt! Yes! I definitely have my flow back<3
With flow and feeling,
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