Written by Veronica Very - Excerpt from "Spiritual Healing Homework during COVID19"
Hush... Hush... somebody’s calling your name! Turn off the inner chatter. Be QUIET. Be still. Breathe. Listen. Listen. Listen. Many of us are preaching sermons to someone else that we need to be preaching to ourselves. I'm not suggesting that you throw out what calibrates you. I'm suggesting that you allow yourself to be comforted without unhealthy guilt. I'm offering that practicing GRACE... COMPASSION... LOVE... and TRUTH... can provide balance and calm.
Some of us will live THROUGH this pandemic. Some of us won't. The question becomes— how will we make this historical pandemic and window of time count!? What do we need to tell ourselves the truth about?
When your quiet time and stillness says it’s ok... Here is a spiritual healing assignment for your journal. Don't rush through this assignment. Take your time. Ponder each question for at least one full day. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (with a piece of your favorite cake! lol) and answer these questions truthfully:
1. How do I feel? Why? (Name it!)
2. What area of my life requires my attention? (Jot down columns and fill them in)
3. What is this moment teaching me? (Without over intellectualizing or making your answer too deep. Just tell the truth!)
4. How can I innovate and what will I create in this season?
5. Where can I shift and/or pivot for healthy change?
Imagine the feeling of peace and power you could feel in the middle of a forest. When it becomes quiet all around, imagine the proud stature, aging wisdom and calming presence of the trees talking to you. Or the placidity of peace across a beautiful river surrounded by mountains that offer you a song... Employ your imagination to summon a message to your soul.
INHERENT in every disaster is opportunity and DESTINY for us to choose. The TRUTH will make you FREE to practice GRACE, LOVE and COMPASSION all the way through. The answers will come when we allow SILENCE and STILLNESS to have our attention. When we QUIET OUR MINDS and DETOX from all the distractions and unreasonable pace and expectations we’ve allowed to run the show in our lives.
Hush! Hush! Somebody’s calling my name! Oh my Lord, oh my Lord, what shall I do? Be still. Be quiet. Listen. Practice grace, truth, love and compassion. We will get through this! If we're intentional--- we'll be better.