The metaphor of being a lobster seems almost universal to the human spirit. We encounter moments of growth and then when life gets uncomfortable, we go into story, dissociate, or number ourselves out. Sound familiar? Uma helped me recognize today that my method of choice is dissociating from my body. I notice a feeling and in a moment of terror, I'm down the rabbit hole with the worst case scenario. As Uma continued working with me this morning she helped me to notice that terror, stress, fear, and disillusionment are constant companions on this journey, it is our job to notice our reaction to our perceptions and move through them. What is your reaction to fear, to stress, to terror? And when you notice it can you notice it with kindness?
Do you retreat to a rock, a bowl of ice cream, a mindless TV show, or any other distraction that helps you to dissociate? Or on the other hand are you able to stop yourself and say, "Hmmm...here's a limit in my life." (Wisdom from my teacher Uma!) What will I do with this limit?
In times of stress, can we look at stress as a chance to grow? We truly are all in this together. As we encourage one another to grow beyond the limits of the mind, we become infinite creators. We begin to call ourselves out and invest in the notion that stress is simply informing us of our capacity to grow. Pretty amazing if you ask me!
May you be encouraged to grow through these periods of stress as you notice your limits and expand into opportunity!
Namaste my friends!
May You Sweetly Seek:)