Have you been feeling a little overwhelmed lately? It seems to be a theme that so many friends have mentioned to me.
I was recently attending a meeting of several spiritual thought leaders. We were all sharing some of the deep things of our hearts. We were surprised at how all of us have been experiencing the same thing!
It fascinates me how connected we all are. It seems that the past few weeks have been really challenging for a lot of us.
How about you? When you feel overwhelmed, how do you handle it?
One big lesson that I have been learning is how important it is, when I am feeling tired or off my ‘A-game’ — to take *time* for reflection and meditation. I tend to overdo it, working to the point of exhaustion. So after traveling to Wales, coming back and teaching a 3-day workshop, then spending a week in Phoenix at a conference, and then coming home to teach some more… I needed a break. And I tend to make poor choices when I am in
So we loaded up our dogs, George and Molly (whom I refer to as the ‘Pucci’s’ — pronounced "poochies" ) and headed down the road. We ended up near a gorgeous lake in Colorado, surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks.
Even amid the natural beauty, I found it difficult to unwind and relax. To just let go.
Sometimes, we need help letting go and relaxing. Time is essential to the process. We need to take time and breathe. But when even that doesn’t work, I find listening to a guided meditation really helps. Some of my favorites are Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day meditations. They have quite a few of them out now, and they are all really relaxing and
great for creating a shift in thinking.
Most of us get caught on that darned hamster wheel of thought — you know, when your thoughts go ‘round and ‘round, obsessively thinking about the same thing over and over. I just *hate* it when I get caught in that. (Yes, it happens to me, too!)
Even though I teach remote viewing and have so many advantages through this amazing skill, as a natural empath, I find the challenges of this world to be overwhelming at times. So many people all over the planet suffer from anxiety and worry. And many sensitive people just absorb these emotions.
When I am trapped by emotion, I’ve learned that it is vital to honor the emotion, allow myself to feel it, and then to think of all the people on the planet who may be feeling exactly the same way right now. Then I send them love and comfort and encouragement — because I know that is what I need, too. It is amazing how just shifting to think about others really
helps to pull me out of a slump.
I got this idea from a Buddhist practice called "Tonglen." This technique is explained in one of my favorite books, "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times" by Pema Chodron. I highly recommend this book,
as we need all the help we can get!
If you’ve been feeling it too, I hope this email helps you. We are living in tough times, so we have to stay vigilant and determined to keep our heads above the water line. You can do it — whatever it is you dream of. You have what it takes.
And if you have been wanting to take a remote viewing class, but haven’t had the funds for it — I have some really good news! "Boundless: Your How-To Guide to Practical Remote Viewing — Phase One " will be available very soon on Kindle… and in a couple of months, a paperback version should be out! This book will be a great way to get started. And I will be working fast and furiously to get out How-To books for Phases 2 through 6 in the coming months. Thanks for hanging in there with me!