It's been a stressful few weeks. I'm Maid of Honor in my best friend's wedding this weekend, and there have been tons of activities leading up to the big event that I've had to plan or attend. Add work stress and general life to the mix and you have one overwhelmed Su!
In the past, I probably would have had a teary meltdown at some point. But this time, I just surrendered to the feeling of being underwater. I knew there wasn't much I could do about the long list of things I had to do, and I knew it would all be over on Sunday.
Wait Just a Stinkin' Minute!
I told myself there was nothing I could do but surrender...but then I remembered that I've spent the last few decades developing my spiritual "practice." What is the point of practicing something if you don't use it when you need it??
I meditate daily for usually 10 minutes. I decided to step that up (it was a state of emergency, after all!). I rolled out my yoga mat and did a gentle flow.
And best of all, I gave myself permission to do less. I'm actually supposed to be watching an online business conference right now, but the idea fills my third chakra with cement, so ya know what? I'm not watching it.
What Are Your Underutilized Spiritual Tools?
Are you guilty of this too? Forgetting all the spiritual tools you've developed over the years when you need them most?
I invite you to remember them and put them to good use. You don't have to have a full-blown ritual. Try something simple like:
Lighting sage and spreading the smoke throughout your house to clear out the negative energy
Put a calming crystal in your pocket (I like amethyst)
Take a long, hot bath by candlelight
Meditate even just five minutes
Pull a tarot or oracle card to get a message from the Universe
We call it a "spiritual practice" because we're learning these tools when everything is hunky dory so that when shit goes down, we can implement these spiritual tools to lift ourselves out of a difficult time.