I had a really good day that ended in chaos. Without going into extreme detail, let's just say that an elderly family member now lives on our property and she has issues, major ones. Life can go from pretty good to extremely horrible in a moment. Tonight was one of those times.
Rather than engage in the situation, I did what the counselors recommended and removed myself from the situation. It was not a safety issue and I was told it was okay to just leave and walk away, that is what I did. She is my husband's kin and his responsibility.
I also took a few moments and did a mindful, guided meditation.
During the meditation, I saw all of my past animals. They stood on logs and floated by as if they were saying hello and showing solidarity, that there were with me, that they loved me and were there to support me. It was wonderful and made me tear up big time. It was just what I needed.
If you've not done a meditation, let me know. Guided meditation in particular is amazing. Wow., wow, wow.
Without the skills to know when you walk away, meditation, and other self care modalities, I think I'd die or have to move away. Life is hard right now but livable if I concentrate on self-care.
Talk care of yourselves, it is necessary and important - something I often forget. I am great at caring for others, just not myself.
The image is my yoga frog, a treasure on the farm. :)
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Michelle Young is a horse lover, animal advocate, Reiki Master Teacher, holistic healer, Parelli Savvy Club Gold Member and Level 3 Student, academic library director, professor, and more. Contact Michelle.
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