Last Monday started with the opening of pandora's box. On Monday, the activity across the street at the construction site started at 6:30am in the morning. An endless stream of equipment (trucks, trailers, diggers, cranes) and people (Fire Marshal, EPA, Owner, Construction Crew, etc.) started walking around with maps and digging at 6:30am while the Fire Marshal directed traffic. Over the course of the day, 2 1919 fuel tanks were removed from the site. From what I understand, workers stumbled across the tanks the previous week while digging up the ground to lay new pipes. Needless to say, my Monday started out in total chaos as I tried to work (my office faces the construction site), and host Zoom calls throughout the day as all of the constant noise and activity was taking place across the street. As a highly sensitive empath, these types of unexpected emotional chaotic external events always throw me off balance leaving me ungrounded, unsettled, and anxious. They accidently opened up...
My Pandora's Box
It has taken me years to realize that when I pick up this type of chaotic emotional charged energy that it isn't my job to fix it. I used to believe that I couldn't move forward with my own dreams and passions because the emotional environment around me wasn't stable. Whenever the emotional environment around me became unstable, I would stop and address everyone else's emotions and stabilize the external environment. I would then slip into a cycle of self-pity as my dreams and passions were always out of reach.
Whenever I take 1 step forward with my dreams and passions, something happens in my life that stops me dead in my tracks.
My life was a continual rollercoaster of managing everyone else's emotions and putting my own wants and needs last. So how did I learn to overcome this need to manage others' emotions?
I decided to make different choices.
Whenever external emotionally charged circumstances started to impact me, I would take a deep breath and start to make a mental list of the blessings in my life (Weekly Mini-Sound Bath below). I started to walk away from environments and relationships that felt toxic to my energetic system. I started to study Reiki and Shamanism and other healing modalities as a way to work with my empathic sensitivities. I learned to stop worrying about what other people thought of me or my choices and instead surrendered my fears (Everyday Shamanic Reiki Living - Surrender video).
What's in your Pandora's Box that is currently causing you turmoil, confusion, pain, grief, sadness, despair or some other negative attitude or mindset?
Take another look in your box - can you list 10 reasons why you are so blessed?
WEEKLY MINI-SOUND BATH
MAGICAL THINGS TO CHECK OUT
Whether it's a challenging childhood, a problematic boss, or a failed relationship, we all have our baggage. Unresolved issues can manifest as pain or illness as well as blocks to personal fulfillment and accomplishment. This healing meditation is perfect for you if:
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In between the 2 sessions, additional exercises will be provided so that you can practice and expand on the tools and practices that you have learned.
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