Spiraling inward to a deeper state of inner listening is the best thing we can do when we feel confused, scared, overwhelmed, or unsure of something or if we need to to move forward.
Spiraling inward ourselves is less about preventing a physical pandemic, and more about skillfully navigating the emotional and energetic impacts of a fear pandemic. From this place of anchored self-connection, we can try spiraling inward to the resonance of our inner truth and slow down to interpret our next most aligned action.
The more activated and stressed we allow ourselves to become, the greater the impact is on our physiology. When we’re experiencing prolonged stress and overwhelm, this not only taxes our nervous system but our immune system as well.
Heightened levels of cortisol, causes less resilience and capacity to fight off infection and disease. We’re unable to access deeper states of nervous system rest, reset, and repair.In flight or flight, we lose access to higher executive functioning and literally can’t think or reason as clearly.
What spiraling inward means:
1. Being Self-Care Savvy:
Our bodies can only access deeper levels of repair when we give ourselves the time we need to turn off and reset. Sleep well and deeply as much as possible. Drink lots of water and allow yourself to eat slower than you usually do. Let your body guide you to foods that will nurture and revitalize you. Nutritional supplements specific for nervous system support, can greatly help during times of amplified stress. If you’re not sure about the supplements to take, consult your doctor or natural healthcare practitioner.
2. Spiraling Inward and Tuning In:
Meditation, binaural/bilateral stimulation music, sound healing, breath-work practice, Yoga (I especially like Yin or slower, more alignment focused flow practices during times of high stress), non-linear movement practice, energy mastery practices and visualizations, spending time in nature, are practices that nurture our internal ecosystem. As our internal ecosystem gets nourished, we experience an increased connection to our inner guidance system. From this place of deep self-connection, we easily stay in contact with our core sense of self, inner-home, and highest truth, no matter what may be occurring in our external environment.
3. Igniting the Movement Within Our Creative Spirit:
Creation of any kind gives an outlet for expression and ability to keep the energy flowing and moving, so it doesn’t turn to stress and depletion of energy, emotion, mental, and physical health. Find your most aligned outlet of expression for your energy level, whether you like to write, paint, beat-box, sing, dance, read, sing, play music, woodwork, hike, knit, garden, or work out.
4. Attune and Honor Your Pace:
Lastly, go at the exact pace that feels good for you. Trust that you and your body know exactly how you need to take care of yourself at any given moment. If you move through the world from a deeper state of inner listening, you can’t go wrong. If you’re confused, spiraling inward will help you find your internal ground again and open into connection with the true source of all that you are.
With greater systemic regulation, we gain access to a wider threshold of discernment, so we are only taking in the information necessary to stay informed and allow all other energies, programming, and beliefs that are not constructive to pass through. The practice of spiraling inward increases our bodies’ and nervous system’s ability to self-regulate, but it doesn’t mean allowing ourselves to become disconnected and uninformed about what’s occurring globally, or prevent ourselves from taking conscious and precautionary steps to take care of ourselves, loved ones, friends, and communities.