There was a New Moon earlier this week with some pretty powerful aspects to Chiron and the North and South Nodes, but I don’t feel like hiding behind astrology right now. I want to talk about feelings.⠀
These times are unprecedented, bringing up so much, and the fact that we have social media to see what’s happening all over the world makes it that much more real. Where are you at today... right now?⠀
I’ll tell you where I’m at. After using every one of my coping tools from recovery (and even from childhood) I have finally, thankfully, come into some submission.
I’m letting the grief in.⠀
Grief is a lot of things. It can be about what’s to come, what’s already happened, or what didn't happen. Staying busy keeps it at bay for a while. Having a sense of humor helps soften the blow. But at the end if the day, it’s there. And this morning it woke up next to me.⠀
My grief feels like a loss of innocence- knowing that things will never be quite the same, for better or worse. It’s my proof that the world is ruptured and that the illusion of security is just that... an illusion. That despite all acts of charity and good will, there is going to be loss.
I also grieve the ways of living that we’ve adopted as “normal” and that it’s taken a pandemic to slow most of us (not all) down. And if I’m honest, I’m afraid of things going back... it’s just not sustainable.
Thank you for holding my grief with me. Otherwise it would be too much to bear. And no amount of memes or inspirational jibber jab is gonna make it go away. I just have to be still and let it do it’s job. ⠀
And that’s the astrology this week, as the New Moon in Aries was conjunct Chiron and square the Nodes. A time to stop, listen to the wound, and reflect on how we can take action to be part of this GREAT HEALING.
I believe we all need self care and human connection during times of crisis; after weighing the most current information about the spread of coronavirus, I have decided to discontinue massage therapy services until future notice.
It's a tough call, but I took a vow to always have your best interest at heart, as well as my own.
When I feel that I can work safely and ethically, I can assure you that all surfaces and door handles will be wiped down between sessions, and I will have sanitizer available at the door when you enter. I will also be wearing a mask for both your protection and mine. As always the aromatherapy diffuser will be cranking with Thieves oil and my Hepa Air Filter is running 24/7 to insure clean air.
It goes without saying, cancel and self quarantine if you present any symptom of cold / flu, but especially shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, dizziness, loss of taste / smell, and dry cough. If you've travelled by plane or have been exposed to large groups of people, I ask that you wait 2 weeks before scheduling an appointment even after the shelter in place order is lifted.
Feel free to call with any concerns or questions.
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I sure do appreciate your support, and I trust we will all find our way through these unprecedented and uncertain times. Let's flatten the curve so we can enjoy therapeutic touch again.
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