Yikes! It’s wild out there. You are tied to news feeds and social media. You are overwhelmed. You have been bombarded by massive amounts of incoming. It’s confusing. It’s painful. It’s scary. You often groan before you’re even dressed for the day. You have been walloped by a tidal wave of distressing energies.
Let’s consider these energies to be flying monkeys. They are an assault on the senses — noisy, smelly, scary, possibly dangerous, very distracting and with no sense of personal space. Their aim is to discombobulate you, encircle you with smoke and mirrors, fear and rage. The flying monkeys want to disorient you until you curl into a teeny, tiny ball and all but disappear.
The flying monkeys are in constant motion; they are full of shocks and surprises. Their energies move you out of your center and push you off-balance. The goal is not to be distracted or to get caught up in the chaotic whirlwinds. The key is to plug fully into yourself.
There are so many variables and so much reactivity; it can be hard to find your footing. Let’s talk a few coping strategies so you can ride out the flying monkey energies and not find yourself in a heap:
1. Perspective, i.e., looking at life through the lenses of the big viewfinder.
We human beings have a remarkable capacity for resilience and our bodies resonate with doing good. We have survived and endured; there are millennia of history before us.
Currently, we need to remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. It is time for perspective and the long view. It is time to keep the faith in our abilities to mend and heal all that we hold dear and cherish.
Ironically, these flying monkey energies can serve as a catalyst that lead to a more defined unity consciousness where in working together for the betterment of all, we become stronger than ever.
2. Discharge excess energy.
Do not simmer, sit, stew, obsess, ruminate, nit-pick, worry, fret, agonize or perseverate. In those internal twists and turns, you create a head full of excess energy, as well as a body contracted and knotted with tension.
You’re a mess. Your sleep is disturbed; your eating is off or very on. Your temper is short; your fear is long. You are unraveling and feel like you might snap at any given moment. You are on sensory overload.
A practical approach is called for here. May I suggest you discharge this excess energy? It is serving no real purpose save to make you tight, taut, tense and cranky.
There are two ways to discharge excess energy: the physical and the expressive. The physical, as you could well guess, includes any kind of movement, exercise, walking, dancing, sex and the like. The expressive, as the name suggests, is about releasing via expression, be it a heart-to-heart talk, writing, singing and any another creative endeavor that funnels the energy out of your system.
Like an overcharged battery, once your excess energy has been drained, you become more effective and better balanced.
It sounds so basic. You do it every day without thinking. A regular practice of a dozen deep breaths, a few times a day, can re-ground you, help you reconnect with your physical self and decrease stress.
It’s simple, a no-brainer and easy to do. You oxygenate your body and re-inhabit yourself. You become more clear-headed, less frazzled and able to deal a bit better.
It can’t hurt, and it works.
4.Follow Gandhi’s advice: “Be the change you want to see.”
If you accept that everything is energy, wouldn’t it follow that every one of your actions is also a kind of energetic input that impacts not only your existence, but that of the world as well. Think of the influence of the flying monkeys.
Every action makes a difference. Quantum physics has proved this. Therefore, consider being your Highest Self and act with integrity; treat every one like your brother/sister, work for peaceful and respectful resolutions and offer a hand to help those in need. In doing same, you become a powerful change agent that helps create the shift towards a more responsible, conscious, interconnected and caring world.
So, dear ones, don’t let the energies of the flying monkeys frighten or dishearten you. You can weather their antics. You can maintain your wholeness. And, even, more importantly, you can soar above the monkeys’ flight patterns and take it all in with your Big View Finder as you ride the currents with your high-octane compassion.
May your ride be easy in the coming days.