How To Make It Through 2020

Conversations from the Heart - August 28th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Healing, Self-Love

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Today’s episode begins with a heart-centered meditation on acknowledging the feelings you are experiencing in this moment.

Human beings are complex emotional creatures with the ability to feel many things at once, but sometimes it is hard to distinguish between them all - unless we really sit with our emotions and bring them to surface.

This meditation is much needed by Rachel as she dives into today’s topic while doing her best to speak from the heart after feeling like she’s lost her voice. In today’s episode she goes into depth around how to figure out where you are meant to be in life, practicing self-care through the most challenging times, making sure we don’t jump to gratitude too quickly and diving deep into the struggles that are playing a role in your life.

We all have our struggles that we are facing, especially this year as many of use are losing our connection with others and replacing it with fear. Through all the difficulties, it can be hard to find the silver lining - but maybe it is not meant to be found yet.

This episode will help you discover what is moving through you (and what is really beneath the surface!), find perspective, acceptance and purpose with where you are right now on your journey, and face your challenges by learning from them. Maybe you won’t be met with a silver lining or ray of gratitude just yet, but you can take care of yourself until you reach the other side.

Tune in to lean into trust and accept that healing is complex, messy and confusing - but it still offers many insights.

Key Takeaways

  • Anchoring into a practice of self-care through the good times is what will keep you afloat when bad times come your way. We cannot easily introduce self-care practices into our lives when we are in a bad place, unless those practices are already rooted within ourselves.
  • Don’t be too quick to jump to gratitude! If you do not feel grateful for something, allow that. We put pressures on ourselves to find the silver lining through all challenges, but that may cause us to bypass the true experience.
  • Don’t rush yourself through the process of healing. If you could have moved on already, you would have.
  • We have a glorified and distorted view of healing. Whenever we are on the cusp of big change, that change is oftentimes not pretty. It brings up difficult emotions of anger, fear, and shame - but working through those is what will bring you to the other side.
  • Ultimately, all we can do is lean into trust and allow the answers we are seeking to unfold with time.