Gentle reminder to remember during this time to make an effort to move your emotions. We are feeling beings. When we repress, ignore, or avoid emotions they compound in our bodies and affect our total wellbeing. The body is a system. ⠀

When we collectively repress, ignore, or avoid emotions, it becomes a collective pain in our collective system. As individuals, we can focus on healing within ourselves and bringing that to our greater world. This is a time of unprecedented pain and fear, but also unprecedented opportunity. ⠀

Life is hard on the nervous system, revolution is hard on the nervous system, and there is endless work to be done. it needs to be approached in a sustainable way so we can stay with the work day after day after day. ⠀

This is not a forceful activity, it is simply being present with what comes to the surface and allowing it to exist. It is a practice in patience, in trust, in awareness, in becoming moving water. ⠀

Some things I've discovered so far...⠀
x. Meditation is absolutely magical but you kind of have to discover it for yourself ⠀
x. Dance, even if it’s just to dumb music at night in nature with your friend ⠀
x.Walks in the morning to ground into the wide web of things⠀
x. There’s lots of science behind writing, even if it’s just stream-of-consciousness, it helps slow down the brain and process cyclical thoughts or unidentified feelings ⠀
x. Saying it out loud. Say it in a safe space with humans you trust. You don’t have to reason with it, just acknowledge it’s existence. ⠀

If we live in fight-or-flight mode, we are living in fear. So, I cannot emphasize how important it is to regularly get into parasympathetic mode, or ‘rest and digest’. This is where the body does its healing and finds equilibrium. It is from here we tune into ourselves and our connection to the world around us, it is from here we have the energy and capacity to continue to push forward and break down barriers.⠀

It is powerful to know that even just one intentional inhale and exhale is a meditation. ⠀

On moving emotions

"Bring balance within yourself first"

1st Chakra - Earth Chakra
Location - Base of spine
Dealing - It deals with survival and is blocked by fear
Ask yourself - What are you most afraid of? Let the fears become clear to you.
To do - Surrender your fears. Let your fears flow down the creek

2nd Chakra - Water Chakra
Location -
Dealing - Deals with pleasure and is blocked by guilt
Ask yourself - Look at all the guilt which burdens your soul, what you blame yourself for
To do - Accept the reality that this thing happened. Don't let them cloud and poison your energy. If you are to be a positive influence in the world, you need to forgive yourself!
Release all the blame & guilt within you, forgive yourself.

3rd Chakra - Fire Chakra
Location - Stomach
Dealing - Deals with willpower and is blocked by shame
Ask yourself - What are you ashamed of, what are your biggest disappointments in yourself
To do - Accept and love all aspects of who you are, even your mistakes.
Release all your letdowns and disappointments; Accept and love all aspects of who you are even your mistakes.

4th Chakra - Love Chakra
Location - Heart
Dealing - Deals with love and is blocked by grief
Ask yourself -
To do - Let all your grief out in front of you. Love is a form of energy and it swirls all around us. Let the pain flow. Release all your sadness and loss.

5th Chakra - Sound Chakra or Chakra of Truth
Location - Throat
Dealing - Deals with truth and is blocked by lies, the ones we tell ourselves.
Ask yourself -
To do - You cannot lie about your own nature, you must accept who you are.
Release the denials and the lies you tell yourself.

6th Chakra - Light Chakra
Location - Center of the forehead
Dealing - Deals with insight and is blocked by illusion
Ask yourself - The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation, things you think are separate and different, are actually the one and the same. We are one people but live divided.
To do - Release all illusion within yourself, everything is connected, collective. Open your mind, you will see that all the elements are one. It is just our consciousness.

7th Chakra - Thought Chakra
Location - Crown of head
Dealing - It deals with pure cosmic energy and is blocked by earthly attachments. You will have complete control of your awareness, actions, and thoughts.
Ask yourself - What attaches you to this world?
To do - Let all of the attachments go. Let them flow down the river forgotten.
Release all your earthly attachments and let go of all you learned to love
Surrender yourself and release all the earthly attachments.

Realize letting go does not mean it truly disappears. You are then able to connect to your perfect - or ‘’higher’’ self.