• Erin

Responding from the Heart

We had made the decision to cancel our in-person gatherings for the rest of the month prior to Governor Wolf's decision to close all non-essential businesses.

There will be no in-person CHI gatherings for the foreseeable future, and we will not be promoting any in-person gatherings in the Facebook group at this time.

We are delighted to see the offerings of yoga classes online, the free meditations being sent out to email lists, the support groups happening via Zoom. It is imperative that we continue to support one another as a community, just as we always have. We are challenged to support one another without the comfort of physical presence, and we are up to the challenge.

This is our opportunity to really settle into our heart space and respond from a place of grounded optimism and love. This little virus, this microscopic life form, has united humanity in a way that nothing else ever has. We are one people. We are washing our hands for everyone. We are staying home for all of us. We are protecting ourselves to protect each other.

All of the ways we have been learning to care for ourselves to better care for the people we love are coming into very practical reality. Our health is the health of the world. Our thoughtfulness and diligence is the hope of the vulnerable.

Make a list of five people who you commit to standing with through this challenge. Check in on them. Make sure they have what they need. Send them dank memes. Write them uplifting cards and send them in the mail. Pray for them. Light candles for them. Take responsibility for the lives of the people you love. We are all in this together.

Remembering the truth of our belonging is the gold on the other side of this alchemical process. Help us anchor this truth by committing to care for our community. Care for yourself, stay home, wash your hands, follow quarantine orders if you are sick, and take good care of the people around you by staying calm and heart centered.

We are truly all one people. And we are all in this together.

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