Here we are… in the throes of a big shift in our daily lives with more uncertainty than ever.
What’s showing up for you?
I’ve noticed a slight buzzing and shaking in my nervous system warning me that I’d better be vigilant to keep myself and others safe. I’m a little more on edge and certainly more emotional right now. I am fighting the urge to stuff the deep fears down with potato chips and dip and a jumbo-sized glass of wine.
I go back and forth between appreciating and enjoying a slower pace and frantically looking for ways to get more control back into my life and into the familiar routines that bring me comfort.
We are all being confronted with the patterns we drop into in times of crisis or uncertainty. Be proud and own the ones that serve you and explore the ways to let go of the ones that don’t.
There is a major opportunity for you to release and recalibrate yourself right now – to give yourself full permission to live in faith rather than fear, to focus on what you want rather than what you think others expect of you, to believe in yourself and your wisdom as the way forward.
Heed the call within you to get still and listen. Empty your mind and breathe. Hold yourself accountable to lovingkindness and positive inner talk so that the true lessons for you in all of this are revealed.
You are at a choice point- rise to the highest version of yourself to help to heal the planet or stick to the familiar habits that hold you in fear.
What’s it gonna be?
It’s time to take the next step to find understanding beyond your thinking mind. Reach down into your heart and let it feel what intellect understands.
When you do this, you are aligning with your core values and coming from a deeper place of generosity and connection.
The small, consistent, incremental actions you lovingly take for yourself each moment you find yourself slipping back into fear will change the wiring in your brain and open you up to your deeper purpose.
Beth Nelson is an inspiration and leader for women who are ready to awaken into the fullest version of themselves at midlife and leave a meaningful impact on the world. As a Women’s Midlife Mentor, confused and disengaged women in their 50s and 60s hire her to build the necessary confidence to reinvent themselves and create a life full of passion, purpose and authenticity.