Sometimes it’s hard to give yourself a break-play with the Dolphins!
These times we’re in can be really challenging. I want to share some of my personal challenges, insights and some tools I find useful.
I was walking with a friend and she said, “I had an ‘ahah’! last night. As I was trying to relax, I realized just how tightly wrapped I am. The only thing that saves me is remembering that under it all, I’m really a laid-back, relaxed person. I need to learn to relax again.”
And my story: I tend to be a little more type A, but over the years, as a Highly Sensitive Empath, I’ve learned many ways to channel my energy. I meditate, walk in nature, take salt baths. I journal, play crystal bowls, and I do my best to focus my attention on what I want more of. Generally, I have perfected the path of excellent self-care. I even teach classes and write blogs about how to do this!
But as we approached the year mark of the pandemic, I realized that I had “lost it”. It became so much harder to stay positive and focused. Each bit of “bad news” seemed to have a greater impact on me. It took more and more determination to stay positive and connected.
I was so determined not to be deterred by world events that I missed the impact it was all having on me. I ignored my own angst and pushing. A good friend told me, “Stop pushing”! I knew I needed to trust the Universe. But….I am a stubborn Airies. I think if I just keep ramming my head into that wall ahead, it’ll open up. Never mind that 6 feet to the right is a big opening..
In spite of this outer world negativity moving into my inner world, I was still holding myself to the same standard of perfection, even though our world has been turned on its head. And my human self…OMGoddess! She’s taken a hit.
What it’s really hard for me to do is to give myself a break. Even the talk show hosts are wearing hoodies these days, not suits. But I’m going to keep a guise of perfection if it’s the last thing I do…News flash: Not working!
I’m so good at making lemonade out of lemons, but some days I can’t even FIND the lemons!
Can you resonate with this?
So I’m gonna give myself a break.
I’m gonna let the tears fall, I’m gonna tell people I miss them, I’m gonna admit how much I miss hugs and visiting loved ones as we journey in “Serendipity”, our van. I’m gonna go play with the dolphins in the Higher Realms instead of cleaning my studio. I’m gonna listen to my body and my inner child a little more. And I’m gonna put more energy into “silly” diversions: like dancing and playing mermaid.
Wanna join me? Ready to give YourSelf a break?
Take a moment to feel into your body, mind, spirit. Take a moment to imagine playing with the dolphins. If you like, tune into this clip from the dolphins channeling their love through me:
What do you feel? Journal about your experience. Share it in our community: Cosmic Tea Room.
Here is my personal dolphin friend. His name is “Shark!”. (Shhh, we all can see he’s a dolphin, and he knows that, but he is a fierce protector!). You’re welcome to call him to join you as you play with the dolphins!
Every time I go through a big shift or expansion, I feel wobbly. It seems to be a natural part of the re-calibration process as we move into higher vibrational levels. As I recover my balance and my authenticity, my desire to work becomes more intense. From this year’s experience, my passion to share these tools with other Highly Sensitive Empaths continues to grow. My deep desire is to share with other journeyers what I learn about working with my energy. In order to be a clear and open channel for the Light, and to be of service, it takes more self-care than I ever imagined.
The Spirit World is steady, there to support, guide and love. Right now it seems we’re all anxious and immobile, but my own experience during this time has made me even more passionate about sharing the tools I’ve figured out over the years.
As we refine and expand our online course offerings, we are discovering fun new ways to teach and share these fun experiences. Just this morning, the Guides offered the beginnings of a new meditation: “The Sacred Dolphin Healing Chamber”, which will be rolled out for you soon.
If you are resonating with these musings, we invite you to join in. Our HigherSelf~Spirit Guides Courses (link: https://elainageltner.com/higherself-1-course/) offer a safe and sacred space to be yourself and transform your life into one that fits you perfectly!