In moments of upheaval we need support. Realistically understanding that upheaval is a natural part of our lives, planning support for ourselves is essential.
What we say to ourselves when we are upset or despairing has an impact on our choices and outcomes. Those tender whispers can be so powerful: "I can't do this." "It's too much for me." Even when we hardly hear them or quickly brush them aside, they are influencing our thoughts.
Whether we know it or not, this is a form of mantra - the repetition of a word or idea over and over, willing it into reality.
The turmoil I am in is good, needed, an evolution, and nothing to hide from. However, I can handle it best with a positive state of mind that needs support to stay steady. So in preparation for moments of my own creative upheaval I paused recently to write myself reminders; love letters, guideposts, verbal embraces from moments of clarity and perspective to the moments of confusion and doubt. My mantras.
Your words matter. They are the architecture of your truth, inwardly and outwardly. Which words serve you? What would you lay claim to, hold tight to, reach for in the dark? What words were precious but have been forgotten and need to be renewed, dusted, repeated until they are resounding again? What message would you breath life and faith into so as to evolve into the soul you choose to be? Write it now. Pin it down. Put it where you will see it. Make it yours.
My love to you xx m
"i have lost millions and millions
of words to fear.
tell me that is not violence." -- nayyirah.waheed