You may have noticed a little fiery Erica on this blog and socials recently and I am still inclined to get angry and its fine. My intention is never to hurt anyone and if it does, my hope is that we’re self-actualized and confident enough to address it with me. Always intend to speak, write and live with an open heart and pure sharing.
We’re going up this glorious map as I write this. As the world unravels and the systems we trusted collapse, our feelings and emotions are all over the place. Understandably. When you’re riding along on a nice, cozy path, comfortable and safe, familiar and easy no real concerns about much then all of the sudden a deer stops in the middle of the road so you brake and fall down skidding your knee and arms, then a javelina runs over and starts licking your face, then a turkey vulture swoops in and digs its claws into your cheeks and you think “Damn! I never expected that to happen!”.
Maybe you go from guilt or shame and it feels like humiliation and blame. Maybe you go from apathy to fear and feel despair and anxiety. Maybe you go to straight to pissed off and angry and look around wanting to get back at those dangerous creatures. Or maybe you feel your face, your limbs and start laughing at the comedy skit you just performed, brush yourself off and go about your way.
Whatever you’re feeling right now is perfect. As long as you are willing to change and shift with the times as they change and shift, you’re golden. That’s the only criteria to move forward on this new paradigm, a willingness to change.
I’ve been writing about the shift from the Sympathetic Society to the Parasympathetic Paradigm for years. I saw it as I practiced medicine, I felt it through my dark night of the soul, I felt when I finally changed my story and accepted goodness and love as my birthright, I felt it when I married my husbands on an empty beach with two other humans and a thousand spirits all around. And I sure as heck felt the magnificent earthquake when the Bean was born. All of these stages in my life and many monumental and tiny ones in between, took me through all of the stages of the Levels of Consciousness seen below:
Now, we’re going through as a collective. I don’t know where you are, but I know you’re somewhere on there. And I am too.
We’re all in this ascent up the most amazing ladder. And if you don’t feel it, let me provide some tools and techniques to get there. Mindful medicine mamas got you, lovey. Please know that I’m here for you in person (if you’re in Austin), on the phone and in written messages. For now, here you go:
I’ll add as they come up, but for now choose one and go with it. I love you. Thank you for reading.