I really want to share 2 core mantras that have been with me for some time, I have found myself sharing these often over the years and using them alot of the time in my parenting. They have been so highlighted to me now because I have become acutely aware of how much I have needed to use them during the entirety of my Covid-19 experiences thus far.
For me the main theme of my experiences has been that of openness, allowing, trust in the universe and very very grateful for all I have, for the time and space gifted and for the earth and the people on it to be able to take a deep breath so to speak (even though the irony of covid taking the breath away is not lost on me). I really feel as though this has been a time to stop - look - feel - breathe and really take stock on every level wether that is a pleasant or unpleasant experience.
What I have found though is that even with such a calm and grateful approach I have felt many of the energies around me and I have read posts on FB and I have watched the news and I have been responding to it all in some way or another. Mostly from a point of interest and observation and caring but occasionally from a point of anger or wtf or incredulousness or despair and every time this has happened of course it has impacted me. For me this has meant either feeling drained or carrying an emotion that isn't mine that feels yuck, even though I get to choose what I observe or what I soak up sometimes you just get drawn in or feel it anyway. So hence I am bringing out the mantra's often and with awareness of really needing them because I do not want to carry something that feels yuck or isn't mine to carry.