Before we created Willow, we each spent decades immersed in personal and community development work. We’ve been friends for over 20 years and we would often meet to talk about creative ways to affect positive, transformative change between, among and for people, communities and the planet.
In this time of a global pandemic, along with all the physical preparations and precautions, such as washing your hands, sanitizing your environment, and stocking your pantry, we want to help you prepare yourselves inwardly. Peter Russell, an author and teacher focusing on consciousness and contemporary spirituality, recently wrote, “Trees provide a good lesson. If a tree is to withstand a storm it must be flexible, able to bend with the winds. And it must have strong roots and be stably anchored in the ground.”
There’s a lot of talk out there about having a grounding or calming practice to soothe our fears and anxiety. If you already have a practice, you may have ramped it up. Perhaps you’re doing more journaling, singing, meditation or yoga.
We also urge you to consider—whether or not you already have a practice—that contemplating the reality of your mortality will make you far less wobbly. Now more than ever we need to feel rooted. Do what you need to do to feel rooted.
What about you?
What helps you feel rooted when the world is untethered?