Lockdown 2 is upon us!
Hang on in there again, but while you do, take the weight off, the frustration out and bring the light in and free up your lockdown blues!
The sighs were palpable when a new lockdown was announced last week...
The last lockdown had an air of camaraderie as we applauded the health professionals and the kids painted their rainbows from behind closed doors. We were the other side of Christmas and the hope of a summer and a decline in cases was enough to keep us motivated.
I imagine that there will continue to be solidarity during lockdown 2, but maybe the lap blankets will feel a little heavier and the loneliness that little bit more suffocating as we pine for our ‘normal’ Christmas festivities that have created the rhythm of our yearly cycles since we were born. The hope of being able to control the rise of cases before Christmas is getting everybody singing from the same hymn sheet.
Yes, the lockdown blues could definitely become the genre of music that defines these times, but we don’t need to be dominated by this particular 12 bar repetitive structure. We are able to break free of the sultry dominant seventh blues notes and lighten the way by changing our rhythm!
Freeing-up the lockdown blues means being responsive to change. It means saying yes to what isn’t ‘normal’ and stepping into a new rhythm as a pioneer of commitment and courage. It means being humble enough to know that you’re not in control of everything and feeling the liberation of surrendering to what is playing out whilst keeping connection with yourself.
Freeing up the lockdown blues means freeing-up yourself from the so called 'normal' that we think is the only way and realizing that there is something deeper within you that can never be locked down. Understanding that there is a source of energy that has nothing to do with ideals such as Christmas, which is continuously communicating when we are still, present and open to the rhythm and song that is offered.
What do we take as normal?
Is this the only 'normal' we really want?
You may think I’m being a killjoy, but I’ll let you into a secret...
I love Christmas. I love the Christmas lunch that I share with my gorgeous family and I know that I probably won’t be doing that this year as I live in another country.
But I also want to be free from the expectations, the attachment to that particular day or time of year. Instead I'm emphasizing the love I have in my heart for them and for others at any time of year.
Love cannot be bound up or locked down inside one family - it can be concentrated or emphasized on certain people who you have a purpose to be with, but it doesn’t mean your love is contained to those people.
Your love is the observation and not the judgement, it's the all encompassing expression of who you are in a present moment that is constantly changing..
Let’s change the rhythm of the lockdown blues and get celebrating!
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Sharon is a transformational expression coach. Her work focuses on supporting the process of letting go of the blocks that hold back authentic expression and using the voice as a way to balance body, mind, spirit and soul. She works with business owners to help their visibility online and volunteers with young adults to develop confidence