You are ready for this
Check your reactivity. They are counting on that. (It’s why they’re moving so fast – and acting so suddenly. To stimulate your reaction.)
Check your terror. They are manufacturing that. (It’s why they are acting like every bully you’ve ever met, triggering you, uncentering you.)
They know exactly what they are doing. They’ve been studying this – studying you/me/us for a while now. They know what frightens and upsets us. They know how to get emotions to rise.
The thing is: you know what they’re doing too. You’ve been studying them and yourself, too.
Now is the time to use all that you’ve learned about your own trigger response, your own trauma, your own sensitivity.
Do your work. Reach out to the people and support circles that can hold you. Reach out to get the help that you need.
Breathe. Use your tools to center into the core of who and what you really are. Unplug for a while. Turn it off for a while.
When you return, act from the truth of your own clarified light.
You know who you are. You know what this is and is not.
This is not the end of the world.
It’s the beginning.
There are organizations already in place – experienced and ready and made for these times. The ACLU, for example, which has already litigated a stay on the ban on Muslim immigration.
Support them. Help them do their brilliant and good work as you hold to your own core values.
Watch and listen as these times of churning and change unfold. Do the part you can do. Supporting others in doing the parts you’re not able to do.
A revolution is afoot. It begins inside of your own heart.
It begins with the breath.
You are ready for this.
We all are.
That’s why it’s here.