This is a moment in which we are called back into our homes. "Quarantine," is another word for embody. We are forced to embody our homes in order to live, to survive. And, in order to take care of one another.
And, as we have seen in the news, when we retreat and embody our homes, the earth heals. The earth recovers so quickly when we cease to live unsustainably on it.
When we embody our homes, we live more sustainably, and that heals the planet.
For some of us, more deeply embodying the home also brings the external unsustainability and disease and chaos inside there, too.
If this is the case for you, this is a calling to an even deeper level, to more fully embody the physical body.
Our first home is the body, and it is also our souls home. We must live sustainably here, too. Here, first.
In a similar contraction, we will see tremendous healing within the home when we more fully embody our bodies.
This is new for us. As a culture we have largely abandoned our bodies in favor of our heads, and have made living in our heads the default mode, to the point where we almost don't remember how to embody our bodies any more.
And when things upset us, we immediately leave our bodies.
We have an opportunity to heal even more deeply through regularly and intentionally embodying our bodies. To begin to live sustainably within *these* homes.
We do not currently have robust models for intentionally living from our bodies. This is permission to change that.
The key to this is listening to our bodies, to never abandoning ourselves again.
And then, when the energy cycles, the disturbed peace begins, listening to the cycling energy, watching it, honoring it, and releasing it. Healing it.
Norma Van Horn