COVID-19: HOW DO I REMAIN CENTERED AND BALANCED WHEN I AM RESTRICTED FROM SEEING MY AGING PARENTS.
The threat that this unexpected global health crisis, COVID-19, has brought upon everyone is of major concern. Especially, when it comes to our elderly sick parents living in nursing homes. Visitors restrictions imposed back in March, have left us uneasy and distressed. As humans, we immediately jump to conclusions and try to rationalize restrictions. However, trying to rationalize the unknown, only ends up backfiring on us in the end.
The CDC has a checklist to implement for all nursing facilities to ensure the health of both the residents and health care providers. It makes total sense then that we implement methods to remain balanced and centered during this quarantine time. This requires a giant adjustment in attitude. Whether you think these restrictions are necessary or not, we must remain centered and balanced in order to support our well-being and our community.
I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THESE TWO TIPS TO REMAIN BALANCED AND CENTERED DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE.
1- MER for getting centered and balanced.
MER, is a clinically researched approached to help release stress, fear and negative emotions, thus, helping us remain centered and balance during uncertain times.
First of all, these restrictions can cause us to feel future based fear. Fear of things turning out in a negative way. My mentor, Dr. Matt, says “if you put things in your future ending negatively, you increase the chances of things ending negatively.” Consequently, if you put things in your future ending positively, you increase the chances of things ending in a positive way.
Surely, at the end of the day, why wouldn’t I choose having things that are positive in my future? You may ask, what if things do not end the way we want? Well, that is okay, we will deal with them in the moment but not before. By reviewing the event and the future outcome that brings me anxiety and instead watching it unfold in the most positive outcome, I connect with a balanced energy.
2- Ho’oponopono for getting centered and balanced.
As you know, after reading my book, A Warrior of Light, A guide of Inner Wisdom For Challenging Times, I practice Ho’oponopono. Known as the Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness, it is a healing process use to align and clean up our relationships with other people and circumstances in our lives. When we forgive others and circumstances, we forgive ourselves! And when we forgive, we become centered and balanced.
I like to start my Ho’oponopono practice with the “HA” Meditation and then I proceed to build my forgiving practice. The beauty of Ho’oponopono is that “HA” Meditation itself has the incredible power to bring profound balance and healing into our lives.
When you consider the duration of the restrictions to avoid visiting or seeing your loved ones in person, your anxiety is most definitely not unfounded. Methods and techniques to help you getting centered and balanced is the best thing we can do to remain healthy. It is my hope these two techniques resonate with you, remember we are all in this together.