I was listening to Russell Brand talking about this recent election, and he described us as "disenchanted," saying that in part, it explained why people chose Donald Trump. And that's something I can help with, even if I can't fix everything else that's broken.
In fact, helping women create a life that tells an enchanted story, rich with comfort, is part of my purpose.
Now that we are in real trouble, with a president most of us didn't want and culture that may now support racism, homophobia, xenophobia and sexism more openly than it has in the recent past, I want to help.
For those who are feeling scared because of acts of hatred that are already happening or who are still grieving the loss & disappointment, I want to help you take comfort breaks and rest for a while in enchantment.
(1) Clear Your Energy Field Often
And I believe that grief has to be moved through & released. You can't just wish it away or decide it's over. So give yourself time, but clear your energy field so it can stay clear & healthy and help support you during this time.
(2) Take Comfort Breaks & Seek Enchantment
"In order to not exhaust ourselves, we need to notice moment to moment, those tiny islands of safety where we are okay. In a biologically based model that tracks our nervous system and fight/ flight, this helps build our ability to respond to danger quickly and appropriately when it appears. We are tender flesh and blood creatures wired with a sensing nervous system and flickering brain that will short out and dive if we don't consciously cultivate moments of repose. Your lovely plants, a quilt, the smile on a child's face when they are able to spell a new word." --Ellen Byrne
And when you can, gift yourself moments of enchantment. As I've mentioned, I'll be talking more about that in the next few weeks, but here's a start that might distract & enchant you, at least for a second or two.
Love you, beloveds!