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Life is Water, flowing us from brook to stream to river to the ocean.
We humans are always together because Life bonds us in Her motion…
How are you fairing in this current escalation of Covid-19 chaos and the ensuing social changes?
These are strong times for sure as more and more folk encounter waves of fear, confusion, shock, restriction, on-the-ground consequences, and varying degrees of emotional and mental overwhelm.
Having had the virus myself at the beginning of March 2020, I’ve also been moving through my own spectrum of feelings and states ranging from lightheadedness to humour to ridicule to frustration to exhaustion, and then into some rolls of fear as the practical consequences began to impact my life and those around me in more weighted ways. Consequently, processing my own fear has allowed me to move into deeper clarity, action and now a kind of strange, engaged readiness for the Unknown.
I’ve been in deep contemplation over the past week regarding what’s happening. It’s been a phase of significant readjustment, and at times I’ve felt a bit out there in the desert as I’ve been challenged (like us all) to assimilate and reorientate.
My discovery has been that it’s one thing to stabilise your own being and nervous system in this current environment of chaos and rapid change but it’s another thing entirely when folk around us are also in great need and are experiencing varying degrees of destabilisation, panic and trauma as they encounter the threshold of the big Unknown – plus some of the very real, gritty, pragmatic challenges.
What I’m learning is that many people are needing a lot of space – to slow down, to express and share, to treat their shock, to address the basic fears being triggered, to access tangible, bodily human support and connection, to ground and soothe their massively frayed nervous systems, to reorientate within their own centre, and to find their basic ground of integration and responsiveness (rather than reaction).
Take A Moment To Remember…
It’s not even so much the rapid movement of the virus itself that’s creating the fear, although that’s valid enough. It’s more that we’re experiencing directly how fragile these human-made systems of social and economic infrastructure are in the face of Mother Nature. Our collective mindset and forward-orientating momentum are having to shift accordingly, whether we like it not.
Many of us have been aware for decades that events like this were coming – although we never quite know what it’s going to look like on-ground until it begins to roll itself out.
I’d say every practitioner and guide worth their salt connected to astrology, human design, living indigenous wisdom, healing, true earth histories and other systems of knowledge have understanding that the old paradigms and oppressive structure that aren’t aligned as nature’s life-thriving principles and universal laws are destined to dismantle as part of the evolutionary tide of what’s leaving – driven by that which is truer and needs to materialise next on this beautiful and beloved planet Earth – and also within the rather fragile, traumatised heart of Humanity.
The good news is that we’re literally made for these times. Because we came here for this great Earth transition. 2020 is our sign, if we still need one – and the activation of the timing-mechanisms that so many of us have been awaiting.
We need to become properly engaged with this: 1. because pragmatically, we have to – everything we know will change over the next 10 years and beyond, and 2. because it’s part of a much bigger process that we all came here to assist and initiate.
Notes From The Field
Welcome, I’m Annu – and I write about embodying Truth, Love, Sovereignty & Liberation as our full-spectrum being; the harmonising of our deep humanity & infinite nature that sprout the seeds of our New Earth living.
ADAPTATION is the word that’s been showing up for me over this last week’s process.
It’s clear that we are being called to responsively adapt, align, shift, open, get creative and become more fluid and malleable on the frontlines of significant change. And Covid-19 aside, this theme of change isn’t going away anytime soon. This is our initiatory step into The Great Transition, which is a 10-year stretch of unprecedented collective and planetary intensification and radical change occurring at every level of experience from 2020-2030 and beyond.
On the one hand, the intelligence of Life is demanding that business-as-usual be stopped in its tracks as the burning of our collective veil regarding the ways in which we are living and acting out of alignment with Life, universal laws and the principles of Nature itself.
And on the other hand, the invitation is to launch ourselves full-heartedly with radical trust and humility into the River of Life and allow Her to be our guiding principle. This in turn so generously offers us deeper and deeper purification, alignment, relaxation, rest, passion, and joy with our own essence and purpose as a fully-inclusive Life – as we’re invited to stand and centre in our own Being within the very eye of the chaos and this storm of crisis. Because this is also our safest place to be.
In case it’s helpful, these are some of the questions I’m asking myself at this time:
In what ways is Life demanding that I adapt and realign?
How is this crisis impacting my relationships, work, well-being, income, inner state, mental health and life choices?
What practices and connections are supporting me to ground, stabilise, and centre deeper in myself?
Where is the creative energy showing up to help break out of the old paradigms and that which needs dismantling?
What does my future-orientated self & deeper purpose bring to the table regarding new inter-connective structures, inter-being relating, and the values & principles that support, collaborate and abide by Life and the well-being of our inter-communities?
Splenic Adaptation Through The Initiation Of Crisis
As part of this powerful call to adapt and align in the face of global crisis, one of the keys available to us is accessing our integral capacity for MUTATION.
Mutation – our innate nature-driven ability to mutate – is all about change and our capacity to adapt. It happens deep in the cellular structures of the body, in our blood and DNA, in how we radically absorb and process information, and in the ways we are instinctively and intuitively guided to respond accordingly through our infinite nature and embodied intelligence.
Mutation is the initiatory response to Life’s demand for evolution – and for all of the complex associations we may have with this word, this evolution is both an expansion & a return to the root of what we are. We are self-perfecting nature that is also returning consciously to the River of Life or Creation in which we belong, as part of this inherent evolutionary impulse.
I’m observing a curious connection with the Covid-19 virus, how it impacts the immune system, and how the information that the virus carries is taken in through our lymphatic system to access, inform and engage the spleen. Whether Mother Nature created this thing or whether it came from elsewhere and was genetically tampered with, the Nature within us (our physical body) is repsonding to it.
The spleen is an organ in the upper far left part of the abdomen, to the left of the stomach.
The splenic centre is the oldest awareness centre in the body and it represents the intelligence aparatus of our biolgical evolution. It’s a core component of our body’s consciousness, which is contained within the Earth-body and the vaster, universal pulse of Creation energy. Full access to our spleen’s intelligence means we have our very own inbuilt survival mechanism and crisis-navigational centre that is programmed to function in the Now.
The splenic system receives and exchanges information with the lymph system and therefore operates throughout the whole body. All of the intuitive and instinctual senses are used to inform the splenic centre. Through this constant influx of data, the spleen’s purpose is to process fear and therefore metabolism potential danger and risk. Through this biological and energetic process, the spleen then informs and directs us as needed in order to navigate imminent said danger and risk.
In other words, if you’re caught in a building on fire, it’s the spleen intelligence that will get you out alive. It can’t explain why – it just knows how. This is how important the spleen is in our relationship with fear.
This is a very good thing, so never ignore the instinct of your splenic centre. This isn’t about being fearful – it’s about assessing and engaging your capacity to process fear so you understand what is possible (not what is already known/reliable) and how best to move forward.
The spleen can also metabolism information and guidance for the Tribe or Clan because it’s also connected to establishing foundational values and principles that bond and hold us together. Shifting our core value-systems so they can be built from the ground up in alignment with universal life principles is exactly what’s being invited within each of us now and as the collective body of humanity.
The spleen has something to say right now, as does the information coming through this virus.
What if it’s here to help guide us in establishing the new values and structures within the communities and collective?
According to our spleen, it’s literally our genetic responsibility to serve and care-take on behalf of the balanced Whole of Life. My sense (along with a growing number of voices) is this is very much in the vein of what’s being asked of us as our splenic adaptation through the initiation of crisis.
Our splenic centre is a potential guardian of what we are moving toward and the change-agent of the real values we need to live by and it’s being activated on a mass level right now. For your information, it’s shadow-form reflects our fear and avoidance around responsibility (repressed), and can also turn into rebelliousness, anarchy and law-breaking when imbalanced (oppressed).
Once I began allowing my spleen to fully activate during the past week of crisis and began taking care of some basics, my fear and shock have begun to process, which has allowed me a lot more space to listen, share, engage, and adapt responsively. So, I hope this can support your own process and integration as well.
ANNOUNCEMENT: My Own Personal Adaptation
You all know how Coronavirus is impacting small and micro-businesses. Well, I’m one of those people and the consequences for me is that I need to close my contract with the Edinburgh studio where I’ve been offering Holistic Bodywork and 1-1 sessions – and move all my in-person work to my studio at Cove. As a response, I’ve also chosen to reduce my prices so this work can be more accessible (updates will be on the website very soon).
Instead of offering Bodywork each Wednesday, I’m using this time to offer a free weekly drop-in online group for support, sharing & community care called FINDING GROUND. You’re welcome to attend!
I’m also moving the majority of my in-person work back online as we gain a better sense of how we can all move forward. This is something I’ve been really hearing a call to do for some time – but I’ve been waiting for the green light. This is it – clear to go!
I’m launching FROM THE GROUND UP – a monthly membership circle for rooting, reorientation and realignment in times of change. Our first live event is on Saturday 28th March 2020. I’d love to welcome you there, so take a peek…
I’ve also added a section on GROUNDING PRACTICES to support taking care of some basics.
I’m hoping that any or all of this can be a source of support and benefit during these wild and awe-filled times.
Stay grounded and connected, beautiful humans!
With love & care…
a FREE weekly drop-in online group for support, sharing & community care
FROM THE GROUND UP
a monthly membership circle for rooting, reorientation & realignment in times of change
take care of some basics
The below is some of the direct daily stuff that’s helping me, and maybe can for you too:
I recommend you contact your herbalist, vibrational essence & homoeopathy friends or practitioners and receive some medicinal support for shock and, in general, the nervous system, spleen and immunity. Get it straight into the biochemical and vibrational body. A few rounds of Aconite and Vitamin D have helped me massively during my shock phase. Rescue Remedy is also a general winner.
Spend as much time in nature as possible and root your body with the Earth-body – with the rhythm, the pulse, the vibration, the consciousness of this planet and the vastness that it’s in alignment with. Stay as close as you can and allow the patterns & symbols of Life to speak with and inform you.
This is possibly hard to do if your location is currently on lock-down. But you can connect with the elements of water, fire, air and earth in your home, do visualisation and energy body practices such as Qi Gong or Tai Chi to connect with the Earth-body – and you can even access Nature online through video, sound and images. It’s about your focus and what you choose to hold in mind, heart and body. Energy follows awareness.
Unplug. Turn it all off. Give yourself an evening or a day (or days!) to rest in deep silence and non-doing. LET IT ALL GO if you need to reset your nervous system. You’ll come back stronger, clearer, more rooted within yourself and with greater capacity.
If you’re experiencing SARS‑CoV‑2 viral symptoms or any other kind of symptomatic illnesses right now, I hope that you are supported in getting as much rest and sleep as you possibly can. Seek support with this, and take care to cover your basics – and those of your family if you need a break from being the regular care-taker. Then let this virus – and more importantly your body’s natural purifying response – to teach you what you need to know. It activates a lot of information within the body-consciousness and this needs integration. Sleep will also help frayed and stressed nervous systems.
Drink plenty of fresh tepid or warm water and be well-hydrated to support the healthy flow of your lymphatic system. Warm fluids are best in my experience! Gentle movement helps too, such as stretching with regulating breath-work, as does dry-skin brushing. My other two integration go-to’s are eating small finger-dabs of natural sea salt, which helps the brain integrate – and organic butter (and other healthy oils), which bring more light and integration into the body. All taken in an appropriate moderation.
These are wild times. We’re waking up to truly some of the worst of what humanity has created and enacts – but we’re also waking up to the beauty, care, genius, connection and inter-community that is born out of crisis, pain and hardship. The Covid-19 pandemic is a cracking open of the apathy and stagnation of our status quo, and is the initiating energy that will break down and dismantle the old, expired structures and paradigms of harm. Let’s be honest, we’ve essentially been praying for this for a very very long time!
As the crustations of the old fall away, what will be left is something much, much simpler, direct and purer. Our connection is a powerful key in discovering this together from a deeply sincere place of actually not-knowing – we need each other in this process more than we can currently understand. So, start now and take the risk to reach out and connect with others who are on your bandwidth.
And there are also people like me available to help with those connections because it’s part of what we’re here to do…
Welcome to share & comment below – and let me know your discoveries.