With recent events in the USA, there is a wave of emotions rippling world-wide. As an ‘outsider’ I see and hear it via public and social media, friends and family. Some of what I have seen and heard has left me in shock and almost despair. It has also made me step back and ask the serious question. How to react?
It’s very easy to get caught up in an emotional wave of fear, hate and anger – they feed each other – bringing only more of the same. So how do you react when these emotions surface? In any situation? And they do surface. I’m not saying there is no place for them – they exist and are real. Manifesting physically, they will fuel that adrenalin. You know the expression, “I’m so angry I could explode”? I’ve yet to see someone self-combust but that’s exactly how it feels sometimes, yes?
Whatever triggers your blood to boil, there is a way to deal.
- Get Active.
Put that adrenalin to use by doing whatever gets your heart pumping. Jump, run, bike, gym it, dance, swim, stomp. Do whatever you are capable of (without harming anyone or yourself of course) Taking physical action allows your body to use that adrenalin wisely, helping you to ground & neutralise those lower vibrational emotions (yes lower). Violence has no place in moving forward as an individual, family, community or nation.
- Step Into Your Power.
When the proverbial happens, set your boundaries, and hold onto your strength, beliefs and faith. Draw on your innate ability to use compassion and love. This can be a hard one and may come across as sounding airy fairy but at the end of the day it is the essence to make you rise above the rest. It’s a Universal law that what we practice we create more of in our lives. The more you can practice this one the better off you and those around you will be. Set your boundaries firmly and stand tall with your conviction of compassion.
So as challenging as it often is, how you react to any situation will determine your results and the influence you have. Fear, hate and anger will never bring resolution or peace. It’s time to lead by example in a positive, way – for your own sake and that of others.
Remember, this is not about giving in. It’s about purposefully stepping up.