Putting the U back in Universe
This is an extraordinary time. I was thinking about how over the last few decades as a therapist, people have come to see me one by one for an individual issue. It could be emotional, like a relationship breakdown or a death, or a physical accident. But these things only happen to that person. Their journey of healing is also individual. They keep on going to work, carrying out family duties and interacting socially while they reconstruct themselves. They are being extraordinary while the ordinary world continues around them.
But it struck me that right now we have, maybe for the first time ever, a situation in which huge numbers of people are simultaneously going through a traumatic, painful or life-changing experience with massive social disruption happening all around us.
We are all in an extraordinary (not gone back to normal) world. It’s the perfect time to make change. If I was running the place, I’d be making therapy free for all right now because remembering who we really are, and doing it as a movement (cue my health revolution concept), would transform the future.
We can start self-growth any time via online meditation, mindfulness, therapeutic movement, chi practices and more. But we also have to let go of vengeance, retribution, cynicism and turn to creativity and love. Following the chi cycle, which can be done at home for free, gets this transition automatically underway because it enables our organs to carry out their full range of physical and metaphysical duties.
We can support each other because we are all going through a similar experience. There is a U in universe, and finding your place, or a new place, in the universe is up for grabs now. Follow your heart because it is a partnership between you and the universe!