December Newsletter

October Newsletter

Hello Community,

We meet in this space for our final this time year, and what a year it has been.

Firstly, we write with an abundance of gratitude for your continuous support and for joining us on the virtual journey. We see you and we thank you for allowing to show up for you in this form.

2020 has been a year of grief and hope. Reflecting on this year has magnified one lesson in particular, that as human beings we can hold space for many feelings/ experiences at once …

I am healing and whole

I am grieving and joyful

I experience loss and relief

I am excited and overwhelmed

I am scared and hopeful

How has this year been for you? What might some of your ‘and’ ‘s look like? They may be contradictory and that’s okay, we are complex, multi-layered beings.

When we reflect from a place of self-compassion (rather than judgement), it supports us to honour the whole of our experiences and move forward with grace (rather than shame). Being able to receive compassion and grace from ourselves leads the way to engage with one another this way.

However you are at this time and over Christmas, take moments to pause, check-in and honour how you are.  Whether it is rest…connecting with loved ones…food… sleep…water…moving your body…grieving…feeling your feelings…being in nature.

Ask ‘what do I need?‘ and ‘how can I create space to give this to myself?‘.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter and would love to hear what resonates with you, please feel free to reach out to on social media to share.
We are grateful and excited to continue this journey with you in the New Year.

Love and light friends,

The Dancing Soul

i dive into the well of my body
and end up in another world
everything i need
already exists in me
there’s no need
to look anywhere else
 rupi kaur – home body

 


December Blogs

  Grief and Loss
Deirdre Wynne wrote about the human experience of grief and loss. This may be a supportive read for you or one of your loved ones, especially at this time of year. To read click here.
Are My Emotional Boundaries Healthy?
Olivia Feehan explores emotional boundaries with a curiosity inquiry and what healthy emotional boundaries look like. To read click here.



Journal Prompts
HOW CAN I HONOUR MY JOURNEY THIS YEAR?
WHAT HAVE I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF THIS YEAR?
WHAT ASPECTS OF MYSELF WOULD I LIKE TO LEAVE IN 2020?
WHAT ASPECTS OF MYSELF WOULD I LIKE TO GROW MORE INTO NEXT YEAR?

  Are you struggling with life?

Life was never meant to be a struggle, whereas flow is a natural condition. It comes from accepting yourself and watching your life so that it is reasonably balanced most of the time.
I have discovered that if you spend 5 minutes a day with yourself in meditation, the results are miraculous. We are spiritual beings and as such perfect whole and complete.
Emotional awareness is preventative medicine. “How do I feel” will identify the emotion in you, and this will allow you to clear it and heal. Most of what people do and say are influenced by fear, and as such are not seeing the situation as it is, they see it through fearful eyes. This generates negative energy which will affect you on a physical level as well as on an emotional level.
Awareness is the key to rediscovering the truth about who you really are. I was doing meditation classes in the Dancing Soul and then with the restrictions due to COVID-19 I decided to offer classes on Zoom. Delighted to say this has proved to be very successful, and the feedback is very positive.
I would like to offer a taster session on Zoom on 14th December at 7pm for 40 minutes. If this would be of interest to you, please email me at berniedoyle@live.ie. Also check out my website www.berniedoyle2b.com where you can download my cd free.

Love and Light
Bernie Doyle
0872453947


 

Resonating words to bring into a New Year

“Regardless, of where we are on this continuum, if we want freedom from perfectionism, we have to make the long journey from “What will people think?” to “I am enough.” That journey begins with shame resilience, self-compassion and owning our stories. To claim the truths about who we are, where we come from, what we believe, and the very imperfect nature of our lives, we have to be willing to give ourselves a break and appreciate the beauty of our cracks or imperfections. To be kinder and gentler with ourselves and each other. To talk to ourselves the same way we’d talk to someone we care about.”

Brené Brown – Extract from Daring Greatly, p131

 


Gentle Reminder:

The most important type of self-care is meeting your basic needs. Instead of focusing on what you ‘shouldn’t’ do, focus on what you can add to your day.

Ask: how can I add to my self-care today?

Drink a glass of water? Eat some fruit? Go to bed an hour earlier? Dance to a favourite song? Go for a shower?

An extra one I have added to my basic needs the last few years is ‘phone hygiene’, whether that might be putting my phone on airplane mode for a half hour, turning off notifications, or no screen time the first hour I get up in the morning or last hour before bed at night. Adding free phone time to my day supports my mood, energy levels and motivation.

Getting to know what supports you is a learning process, go gently.

 


Thank you for joining our newsletter journey this year. We hope it offers some sort of support and comfort during these times.

Go gently…
The Dancing Soul

 

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