How can you feel safe in a world that seems to be so out of balance? How can you feel safe if you lost your home in a natural disaster or due to other circumstances this year?
I invite you to investigate the meaning of safety and security with me? What does it mean to you? How would you answer this question to a friend?
I recently spend some time in Los Angeles, a city where I lived and worked for 22 years. I remember ‘fire or the threat of a natural disaster’ never crossed my mind whilst living in the hills and a canyon of Mt Washington.
One morning I woke up with the bedroom filled with ‘that kind of a smoke’ – not from a barbecue or fire-place, it was clearly the smoke of a wildfire. I experienced a moment of panic. The Napa/Sonoma/Santa Rosa Fire had just swept through Northern California and destroyed thousands of homes. And I realized it can happen anywhere. With winds so strong, no rain for months on end, the earth completely dried up in California, we need to start preparing ourselves to let go and learn to be safe no matter what the circumstances are.
Then I heard this morning about the fires in LA and my heart hurt.
I pulled the car over to the side and stopped. Closed my eyes. I asked: “How can I be safe in this world of uncertainty?”
I received 2 very simple answers that I’d like to share.
#1 – We need to be grounded in the earth. In the next blog posts, I will share some simple grounding exercises.
#2 – The only refuge for feeling safe and secure, is our heart. No external source – a home, a car, belongings can offer that to us. Our heart is the organ that connects the ‘heavens’ with the ‘earth’.
The heart connects our spiritual essence, the soul with our physical existence, the body. When we live from the heart, love flows. When love is present, fear melts. When fear is seen, felt and acknowledged, it transforms and we can return back to love. When love flows in and out of our bodies, we are naturally protected and feel safe.
Notice what makes you feel unsafe. Know what makes you feel safe. Any experience can be used to discover ‘am I connected to my heart, to love – or do I dwell in fear’?
Let me know if this post was helpful to you? How do you handle situations around feeling unsafe? Please share your findings.
Sending tons of love, Joya
©Text by Joya P Gallasch/thegiftsofchange.org