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Yoga Girl Daily - April 16th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Healing, Gratitude, Business for Change, Being of Service, Thankful Thursday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Today’s gratitude practice is dedicated to our healthcare workers across the globe.

As we are at home, our nurses and doctors are working every single day on the front lines of this pandemic through double shifts, limited staff and missed meals - and they are doing it all for us.

If they can go to work for us, we can stay home for them.

Tune in to give thanks and learn ways you can be of service to our medical community.


[00:32] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Thursday! It is Thankful Thursday today and of course it's time for us to anchor into our gratitude practice of the week. Now today I have a very specific gratitude practice in mind that many of us are already practicing, but I would like to take a moment right now to do it collectively together. Now, there are people out there who are living a very different reality in the midst of this pandemic than most of us listening to this podcast right now. So while many of us are stuck inside of our homes, forced to socially isolate, of course having a hard time being home alone with our kids, not being able to go outside. All of this is of course a big struggle, but there are people out there who are living a completely different reality, who are not able to, even though they probably would like to, who are not able to socially isolate, to distance, and who are forced to or of course willingly going out there and going to work every single day.

[01:41] The people I'm talking about right now is of course our healthcare workers across the globe. I would like to dedicate this podcast episode, dedicate this gratitude practice to every healthcare practitioner and healthcare worker across the world currently fighting on the front lines of this pandemic. Now it's very hard for us to envision or even imagine the day to day realities of the people who are currently working in hospitals in different countries across the globe right now. Whether or not you are in a country that's been very harshly affected by Corona virus or if you're in a country that's been a little more spared, working in any kind of healthcare facility or hospital right now is not a calm, enjoyable place to be. Of course there is a huge level of fear, of tension happening across all of the hospitals across the world right now and also knowing that healthcare workers are working gruesome hours, tirelessly getting up every morning or in the middle of the night working double shifts, not being able to take regularly scheduled time off, not being able to have a day or even to have regular lunches with time scheduled to take a breath, to take a break, to take a moment.

[02:55] So while we are at home trying to not complain about being stuck at home with our kids, take a moment to acknowledge the many nurses and nurse practitioners and doctors out there who would do anything for a week at home with their kids right now. And we should all be on our knees thanking the medical community for the work that they are doing now and every day of course, but especially right now and knowing of course the power of intention, the power of energy, if we can take a moment right now to acknowledge the work that these people are doing, to honor this life saving work that these people are doing every day. And if there's some way we can take this gratitude and turn it into action today, I would love for us all to get out there and do something of service for the medical community.

[03:48] If you have someone in your life that you know works in a hospital, how can you help them right now? Maybe just checking in, asking them if they need something. Can you grocery shop for them? Can you do something kind for them? Can you send them a note every day reminding them of the importance of what they're doing right now? Can we try to take some kind, loving, beautiful action for these people who are working on the front lines every day of this pandemic. And right now just closing our eyes, feeling into our hearts, the fact that, knock on wood, if we would get sick, hopefully that won't happen, but also every day, regular day to day illness and injury, knowing that we have that ability to go to a local hospital and receive help and how much we have taken that for granted. Of course the situation is different depending on where in the world you are.

[04:38] Some places have universal healthcare and its free. Other places, it's not. Regardless of where you are in the world, knowing that these people are fighting so hard to take care of your wellbeing, to take care of this society, to take care of so many people who have fallen ill right now, risking their own lives to be of service. I mean, this is a miracle that deserves, I I hope, I don't know if we have that kind of faith in our government, but that at the end of this pandemic, if you are a healthcare worker and you're listening to this right now, you deserve the longest vacation, the longest paid for vacation. You deserve a parade in your name. You deserve to ask the world, to be able to ask the world of anything and receive that in return. So let's take a deep breath right now.

[05:26] Holding every healthcare worker, nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, anyone in the medical field, EMTs, everyone out there doing this work. Just holding them in our hearts right now, honoring the work that they are doing every day and sending them the biggest wave of gratitude in this moment. You can repeat to yourself silently or out loud. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Praying that we will all make our way through this pandemic as sane as we could possibly be. Keeping our feet on the ground that we make it through on the other side, healthy and whole. And if there's any way we can take this gratitude and turn it into action for the people in the medical field right now, make sure that you do that today. So turning gratitude into service and any way we can. Again, to anyone in the medical field, thank you for the work that you are doing. We appreciate you so, so, so much. Thank you all. Thank you for listening into this practice today. Yoga Girl Daily will be back tomorrow.

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