I know that for many people, they felt like some sense of normality was coming back after Covid and then BAM! Russia invades Ukraine.
And I don’t know about you, but it feels like we have all been battered and bruised with everything that has gone on over the last number of years, even before Covid came along.
It is very easy to feel disempowered and with the ongoing problems with the conflict, it has certainly brought up a lot of emotion in me.
And it just seems to be endless. Each week brings a new set of things to worry about – the threat of nuclear attacks, energy concerns, the possibility of food shortages and now China and Taiwan….it just keeps on going.
It can tap into our fear of lack and are we going to be able to survive all of this.
So, what can we do?
There are things that we can do at a practical level in terms of donating to help out those in need, but it is very hard to deal with the upsetting images, reports and stories that we are seeing and hearing.
Of course, it is good to be informed but if we find that hearing and seeing what is going on is overly distressing, and then reading about the impending doom is making us feel really bad, maybe it is a good idea to limit how much we are exposing ourselves to the news.
It’s not that we don’t care but making ourselves really upset isn’t going to help anyone. We are in a much stronger position to help if we are coming from a calm place.
In terms of the media we consume and the conversations we have, a very simple question to ask yourself is ‘is this making me feel better or worse?’, and if it’s making you feel worse, then you have a choice to do something different.
When we are feeling upset, we can observe what is happening in our body and notice what it’s bringing up in us – whether it’s fear, anger, uncertainty, lack of security and find a way to process and manage this.
I do believe in the power of prayer and in the power of positive purpose and consciousness. With this in mind what we can do is to become spiritual warriors, fiercely maintaining our own sense of self and calm, and from this space, sending out the power of positive intention.
The light is always stronger than the darkness, and we must do what we can to hold on to our light.
Below please see a link to a video I have done on accessing peace within ourselves:
We first tap on the emotions that we are feeling and work to process them. Then if we wish, we can send out a meditation of peace to others who may be seeking it.
If this is resonating with you, please watch, tap along and participate in the meditation at the end. Also, please feel free to share. Above all, remember to be gentle and kind to yourself and keep holding on to the light.