Fear is contagious. Having been back in the US for less than 48 hours, I’m shocked at how intense the fear and panic is running through the collective. The grocery stores are packed and the shelves are barren. Today people were congregating in the corner of the pharmacy talking about all their fears around what’s happening. As an empath, I feel it deeply - which has been for me physically feeling headaches, nausea, lightheadedness and dizziness. It’s taken me some work to get stabilized in my body, clearing out the fear and grounding in my own being again.
All fear is an emotion. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the undetermined future. Fear of death. Fear of the death of loved ones. Fear of survival. The energy of fear is heavy, dense, constricting and easily passed /resonated from one person to another. While we can get caught in the cycle of fear, we can also take a step back and recognize it’s not real. It’s an emotion. We can choose not to give our power away to endless cycles of fear, which clouds our thinking and ability to act. I know some of us are caught in trauma responses, and getting out of the fear is not possible without support. Please, reach out for support. Now is the time to see what’s at the core.
The best thing we can all do right now is to cultivate our own spiritual and energetic practices. These can be for grounding, getting out of the head, clearing and moving energy, and connecting to higher consciousness. Go on a walk. Sit in nature. Meditate. Pray. Play music. Dance. Cook nourishing food. Take a bath. Do yoga. Make art. Talk to people who are supportive (not caught in the cycle of fear). Get support from a counselor/ healer /mentor /trusted friend. Take a break from the media. Use this time in relative isolation for deepening into who you are.
Keeping your energy clean is NOT about being in denial. You will better be able to handle what ever happens if you are not caught in an emotion of fear. Those who are grounded and clear are holding the space for the frantic energy. I thank the grocery store clerk today who was surprisingly in good spirits, patient and in service. And just like fear, being grounded and clear is also contagious. Let’s spread more of that please.
Protectress of Mother Earth, Energy Healing, Plant Medicine Integration, Coach, Writer