Processing Tragedy is Personal-You Do You!

I confess I have been a bit silent over the last week. It has been a difficult time for everyone and as an empath it seems I can feel the waves of anger, sorrow, helplessness, and anxiety wash over me. If we admit it to ourselves or not, we have all been touched in some way with what is going on around us.  The horrific event that happened to George Floyd on May 25th is now another stain on the fabric of our country’s history. I am a practical person with my eyes wide open and I realize these heinous acts have been going on since the beginning of time. They happen whenever somebody believes they have power over another being and that they are somehow a separate entity or an object. The difference between the past and now is that we are seeing these crimes happen in front of us everywhere on social media and television. It is there in color, no denying it and it never seems to stop. The divisiveness is getting deeper in our culture. We are a country that is already on edge with COVID19 and now we are processing this. You might ask, how do we get through this? What will happen if I speak out? It is wrong that I don’t speak out or protest or fight? Is there other ways I can help? I can’t answer these questions for you as I am trying to sort through many of them as well. What I can say is that I continue being gentle with my feelings and have taken time out for self-care. I have also made a commitment to purge my thoughts onto paper whenever they become too much for me to bear. If you need to reach out for help, please give yourself that gift. I wish you all peace, love and light.

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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