Over the last few weeks, the challenges that my executive coaching clients have experienced due to corona, fall into two equally high priority buckets.
How can we, as leaders, navigate the above challenges?
While recently coaching a client, I shared my observations of Corona. My client found the information so powerful that she encouraged me to share this experience with others. While I didn’t intend to do a shamanic journey to corona, I couldn’t ignore the call to do so and those that I shared this experience with, found it valuable. They are incorporating what I learned into their personal and professional lives with profound insight and results. Thank you for the opportunity to share this journey with you.
Corona is a system buster. It’s here to disrupt the old ways that don’t work anymore. It feeds on fear, so the more fear people spread, the more the virus is fed. It does have consciousness and it wants to be respected. Those not respecting it, not taking the shelter in place seriously etc. are putting themselves at risk. Those with tremendous fear are drawing it to them. Corona has a purpose. It simply wants to accomplish its purpose and move on. Let’s look at the progression of how we got here. Thank you to John Holland for your card deck that helped me to articulate some of the insights below.
All of our earthly issues contributed to this situation. These include:
How many people do you know that operate day to day from a place of lack and fear? How many people do you know that don’t honor their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health? A lot! How do we navigate and shift this experience? Corona has put a mirror in front of our face and told us to stop doing what we have always done because what we were doing is not healthy and it’s not sustainable. That is a gift.
A period of rest/rejuvenation and recuperation is necessary. Now is the time to heal and to create a new foundation. Now is the time to be with your soul and to continue moving steadily forward, allowing space for reflection that is both needed and long overdue. Now is the time to view life with clarity and renewed appreciation and see what changes need to be made to create a healthier and stronger foundation, empowering you to take your next step. Corona has given us the gift of time and space – the things that almost all of us complain we don’t have enough of. Have you accepted this gift? How will you successfully navigate through this situation?
It’s time to start feeling what it’s like to be ourselves and to evaluate our relationships that involve an emotional bond. These include friends, families, business associates and team members. Now is the perfect time to realize that all relationships are really about you. Take a moment to evaluate the relationships that are in your life. Do they give or take energy away from you? Is there an even exchange? There should be an equal balance between giving and receiving energy. Relationships are a mirror image of your own life. They reflect how you feel and how you treat yourself. Each and every union is an opportunity for growth. Corona has given us the gift of evaluating which relationships we need to keep and which ones we need to release.
Wow! We have been given the gift of a journey that will lead us from fear to actual feeling.
Fear -> Mind/Intellect -> Actual Feeling = Healthy Reset/ Navigating Corona
What Do We Do Now?
Start to think about how many of us are relentless “do-ers”, how can we be “be-ers”? Who would you like to be? How would you like to feel? Get present to the primary emotions you want to feel most often. Maybe you want to feel peaceful, cheerful, hopeful? See what’s true for you.
Notice when you are stuck emotionally, and where you’re stuck. Are you stuck in fear? Go through these four steps, each step takes approximately 3 minutes each and have your Emotion Wheel handy. Through this exercise, you will find that you can shift your state very quickly. Reality is what you say it is. You get to choose your own reality. Regardless of what’s happening outside, you can be peaceful inside. Once you’ve cleared the decks with Maneuvers Of Consciousness, it’s time to create your Desired State.
Take 15 minutes to create a desired state that is super compelling to you. This time amount is key so that your brain has time to step deeply into this state and test drive it. Fully answer the 6 questions on the infographic with as much detail as possible. How does this new state feel? Take the actions you laid out to create it.
Watch me walk through the experiences above HERE.