Have you ever felt like your life was crumbling around you and you didn’t quite notice yourself in that moment? I had an experience similar to that recently. Honestly, it wasn’t pretty. I share this with you because I am certain that I am NOT alone.
Life can become challenging, overwhelming and just plain difficult at times. Although I have healed myself in body, mind and soul, and have developed an array of techniques to prevent me from falling into the abyss – once in a while – it happens and I find myself in the depths of my lower self.
So, what did I do in that moment? I reached out to a dear friend of mine for support. She’s a coach like me and of course, she knew exactly what I needed. She held space for me and guided me back to my essence – the truth of who I am. Ahhhh…it feels so much better to be in this place of grace and ease.
The next day, my friend checked in on me to see how I was doing and she wanted to let me know that she had had a vision of me holding a rock or sitting on one. Immediately, I knew what she saw. I have this semi heart-shaped rock that I keep on my altar that came from a sacred place while I was on retreat last year.
I hadn’t paid much attention to it lately, but when I picked it up I could immediately feel the energy it holds radiate throughout my entire body. Truly, it was an incredibly powerful moment. It took me back to the place where I found the rock and exactly what it represents for me – strength, courage, fierceness, power, love, light and wholeness – the true ME.
I have since moved the rock to my bedside table and have been holding it when I feel the need to reconnect and redirect my focus within. It seems so simple, yet I can’t tell you how empowering it is to utilize this symbolic rock to help me stay grounded.
What is YOUR rock? Where can you turn when you’re feeling the downward spiral begin? Is there a special object, piece of jewelry, book or song that makes you feel like…well YOU – the whole and complete version of YOU?
If you don’t have anything like that, create it for yourself. Visit your local alternative bookstore and peruse the gemstones, statues, jewelry and anything else that calls you to find your special “rock”. Once you’ve determined what that is, keep it nearby and visible so in those moments when you’re feeling pulled down, you won’t have to go far to bring yourself back to center.
AND, in those moments when you need more than your “rock”, reach out for support to a friend, a loved one or a coach and allow yourself to be held and nurtured as you feel yourself return from the abyss.