As we approach the end of what for so many of us has been a year to remember, I can’t help but to think that the collective experience of 2020 has been “Vulnerability”.
The covid-19 pandemic’s impact has been insidious and felt in so many parts of our daily lives. It has brought to the forefront concerns about our health, the health of loved ones, finances, domestic life and careers. Some countries shut down whilst others remained defiantly “normal” mimicing the variety of individual choice. I don’t need to explain it to you, you’ve experienced it and continue to.
With racial tension and misinformation trying to out do their cousin covid, it’s no surprise we feel fatigued. It’s been a mental and emotional rollercoaster; we have felt raw, exposed and dare I say it again, vulnerable.
I’ll be presumptious and say that most of us have a complex relationship with vulnerability, I certainly do. Interestingly (to me at least) it’s not because I believe vulnerability is disempowering; it’s not that it’s uncomfortable to share my pain, my embarrassment, or suffering. Its the opposite in my case, I am uncomfortable displaying the fullness of my hopes, my dreams, my joy, love and excitement. I have a tendency to mute these things, perhaps its a fear of failure, a fear they won’t be everlasting, who knows, I’m sure my therapist and I will get to the bottom of it soon!
With so much uncertainty laying ahead of us, with us experiencing distrust in our politicians, healthcare and all the other smarty pants, how is your vulnerability showing up? How are you engaging with it? Is it holding you back or motivating you? In March of this year I threw my hands up and sat on my vision for several months but as happens when we practice awareness, when we tap into a higher state of consciousness, we gain clarity. I’m confronting my resistance to vulnerability, this full moon I surrendered to my worthiness to be vulnerable and simultaneously empowered, I implore you all to do the same.
"Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open.” — Stephen Russell
Over the next few weeks I want to introduce you to some amazing healers and coaches, first up will be my beautiful soul sister Aine Zyon, the creator of Spinning Chakras, I wont spill all the tea now, go find her on instagram.