I am self-sovereign, as are you.
I acknowledge the ancestors, mine and yours, past and present.
You are all my relations. All is One.
The energies in mid to late May brought a level of difficulty and dissonance. This was to show us where we need to ‘pull up our socks’, and, to learn lessons in giving space and letting go.
Ultimately, the purpose for our existence is love. When we embody love and go about our day in a state of tenderness, the world changes – we change. In June, practice doing routine tasks in a physical-mental-emotional-state of tenderness. Rake the leaves, apply your moisturiser, prepare dinner, be at work, drive somewhere, eat and drink, be with your children, be with your partner, be with yourself – tenderly.
Tenderness is defined as ‘gentleness and kindness’. Other words for tenderness include: affection, fondness, love, devotion, warmth, kind-heartedness etc.
Choosing to embody a state of tenderness will not necessary change what you do each day, however, it will absolutely change HOW you experience what you do, and, how you feel. The road we take each day, matters. How we get there, matters. Remember the saying ‘It’s the journey not the destination’? During June, apply your efforts toward being tender with your thoughts, yourself, and your other interactions.
Our conscious efforts to embody tenderness, supports us to understand ourselves more deeply, including our unique and important gifts. This in turn, will invite an unprecedented opportunity for cooperation. Being in a state of tenderness will transform the vibrations that reverberate throughout the interconnected web of life. When we as a People can sustain individual states of tenderness, this will be the time where self-governance can prosper. This is because self-governance requires each member to know, and accept, their place and vital role, which in turn, creates high-levels of cooperation, and less ego-response. The reality of self-governance is closer that you think. Practice tenderness, it is the way forward.
Practice stillness and meditation as part of your daily routine. I was reading the results of a recent study where a protein in the blood that indicates stress, was significantly reduced in participants that practiced a singing meditation (Kirtan Kriya) for 12 minutes daily. The point I’m making here, is 12 minutes a day of focused meditation – whatever form works for you – can make a real difference in reducing mental-physical-emotional stress, which will absolutely support your tenderness practice.
If you are unfamiliar with meditation, find a class, learn from a friend, or read a book/website to get you started. There are countless ways to meditate, so it may also involve trying a few techniques before you find the right one for you.
So in June, combine meditation with tenderness, and enjoy the magic you create.
Helene Collard has a Bachelor of Trauma & Healing and is a Reiki Master Teacher. She lives in the NSW Northern Rivers area with her life partner, Mirek and their two young children. Helene is currently offering workshops for professionals and carers in the area of Secondary Trauma & Self-care. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org