There is a lot going on in the world right now and I feel like I haven’t had much to say. With everything happening in Ukraine it feels weird to do my normal daily tasks when there is an invasion happening just a few countries away. On top of that, yesterday was international women’s day, which didn’t feel like a celebration. Instead it feels like a fight for a better future for our sisters, daughters, and friends. Below is a pic from the protest I attended, and one of my favorite chants from last night was “si tocan a una, nos tocan a todas” which roughly translates to “an injury to one is an injury to all”.
So with all of these things swirling in my head and heart, I have been sitting with and reflecting on emotions. I once heard someone refer to emotions as energy in motion. So that’s how I have been relating to all of mine. The anger, the anxiety, the sadness, and the joy that has all happened this past week. I’ve been trying to feel all of the feelings and not take preference to any. Rage is rightful, anxiety is protective, and joy is impermanent. In addition I’ve been questioning my beliefs around emotions and why some have been deemed as “bad” or as something that I am supposed to hide. These are all just my thoughts for the moment that I wanted to share with you. So as I end this email, I want to know how are you feeling? What are your thoughts as we move through these times? Sending love, compassion and support to wherever you are. -Nikki