Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? ~ Lao Tzu
You're OVERWHELMED. The only response you can muster is curling up in a fetal position.
Afraid this means you're weak? Do it anyway. It's perfectly normal and healthy to curl up into yourself. It's not weak, but rather your Bio-intelligence cueing you to what it needs. 🐬🧡
I have grown to love the fetal position. When I'm lost it's like GPS, leading me to the very resources I find myself deplete in; deep rest, connection and surrender.
By dropping below the scary thinking that's causing the scary feelings that my body bristles to -- I slip into the rhythmic pulse of my Felt Sense THAT IS is the state of deep rest, connection and surrender...ahhhh!
My fetal-shaped body, feeling itself now, as one resounding beat...moving muddy water with her breath and pulse.
Sinking down, I feel held and supported by something much bigger than me.
Maybe it's the Universal Mother...I dunno, but I do understand -- in this moment, I can let go and that with each breath, I AM the PATIENCE I need...
As I lie here, I become instantly aware of the places inside -- the very tissue that needs to feel itself.
Sans effort, I sink more...slowly giving way to the "MUDDY WATER" aka the symptom that my mind calls OVERWHELM, but my body knows is her medicine.
Tracking her now, my FELT SENSE, she melts into the OVERWHELM, allowing it to have it's way with her. ahhh!
It’s edgy. I’m in new territory now as a thrust of life-giving resources rush into me. I drink in the reverberating awe, wonder, tenderness, strength, curiosity, renewed vigor; they permeate sensorily, converting the sense of overwhelm to something useful.
CLEAR WATER arriving...restoring pathways to intelligent thinking, emotional states that heal and the quality of energy it takes to find my way through. 🙏💜