from the november 5th the unfolding newsletter:
i write this the morning after a day of reciting loving prayers and binge watching The Parkers. every time i felt the pang of election anxiety, fear, anger, or numbness, i hummed, sang, rocked myself, laid on the ground. i gave myself permission to stop watching or trying to understand & to unapologetically be with myself. without consciously realizing, i was doing that resiliency thing people talk about. i leaned into the ancestral practices i know in my body for my nervous system that 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺, 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧.
i invite you to do what you need to feel whole. do what you need to do right now to have access to more of yourself. listen to your nervous system and give it what it needs, whether a scream, an imaginary fist fight with the air, or a soothing rocking. in this moment, lean into resiliency with me.
you will not be destroyed. you will be and live fully, because that is your birthright.
𝘪'𝘮 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥.
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