Finding Peace While Swimming in a Collective Soup of Trauma


We are all living our own unique soup of experiences, while connected and swimming in a collective soup of chaos.

As I continue to sit in the unknown, going through life on a day-by-day basis, still living from our 3 suitcases since we left Canada in August last year, I notice my own inner polarities as I listen to some of my thoughts.

My inner child is yelling at me “We have to find a home! I need certainty! It is too much! I need to know! It is all too overwhelming!”

At these moments, I know to pull my skills out of my toolbox to stay in my body, to ground myself, to remember that I am not a victim but instead I am resourceful and resilient, to hold my inner child.

And while I know this, helping my kids settle in the unknown as well, in a new country, while they are missing their dad, dogs, friends, home and life in Canada can be messy and raw at times.

It requires me to be a safe space for them to co-regulate besides navigating my own emotions.

And this is just a fraction of my own little corner of the world.

We also have global chaos impacting our nervous systems.

Embodied presence is essential to interrupt trauma cycles, individual and global (those are related!!),

vs shutting down, paralyzed by fear.
vs scrolling, eating, or drinking our anxiety away.
vs co-dependency on external circumstances dictating how we feel and how we do life.

Instead focus on self-care to ensure our cup is full or perhaps even get a bigger cup,

so we increase the capacity to hold space for ourselves and others.

We can’t control what is happening in the world but we can take response-ability of our response, behaviors and actions.

Instead of feeding the collective energy field with anxiety, doing our own inner work and a conscious daily commitment to align with your values allow us to raise our consciousness and vibration and take intentional action towards a world of peace from our heart space and with our heart qualities.

The most impactful gift you can give to yourself, your family, your co-workers and clients – frankly anyone you meet on your daily path of life:

Your presence.

The reality is that we are living in a time where so many structures entangled in fear and control are crumbling and pressure and intensity will continue for a while.

I deeply feel that embodied presence is not only possible but essential to disrupt trauma cycles, to ensure that we don’t need to project all our fears onto those around us and to forge a path towards a peaceful world.

To increase your ability to feel and process intense feelings,
To notice when your inner polarities show up and hold space for them,
To put your gaze inward and return “home” so you can make decisions from a place of clarity.

To hold yourself with compassion and love when you do mess up.

To lean into your inner resilience and align with your own truth.

Looking at the state of the world, I don’t think we have another option.

I invite you to pause and notice your feelings …

What needs might those feelings point to?

Honour those feelings and needs.

This is taking response-ability.

From a resourced, empowered and heart-centred place, you can move into intentional action to make this world a better place for all.