Every day I am receiving emails from lovely people offering webinars, classes, workshops, and meditations to help us cope with the hardship, stress, and anxiety that many of us are feeling right now. There is so much available to us should we choose to explore it. That, in itself, can be overwhelming.
How am I feeling? How are you feeling?
I am finding that my mornings are very busy trying to keep up with questions my students may have about the material I have assigned to them. Several mornings a week I’m hosting Google Meetings for each of my classes. Attendance has been sparse, but I have been enjoying catching up with those that show up. One of my 6th grade students was so excited to tell me it was her birthday. She REALLY wanted to hear me sing “Joyeux Anniversaire” as I regularly do for them in the classroom, regardless of how much it embarasses them, I know they love it. Teaching from home has been “interesting”, but I’m missing the daily interaction. Our school put together a lip-sync video to share with our families.
I am spending way too much time on social media. I’m envious of those who have come up with clever “hobbies”. One of my friends is teaching her cat to ring a bell for treats. Another is creating funny videos about snack-rationing and toilet-paper. So far, I have only managed to take pictures and videos of myself using the funny Snapchat filters. I’m not sure how much they would make anyone else laugh, but I’m having a ball!
For me, this is an inconvenience. For others, it is devastating. For all of us, it is a time to at least reflect on what we had, what we currently do have, and how all of this may change things in the future.
I hope that you have discovered a way to “find your peace” through the chaos and uncertainty. But if you’re still struggling to find that “thing” that helps you cope, maybe this will help. The frequency of this music, 396 Hz, brings “peace, well-being and an openness to receive healing.”
Perhaps just listen for a few minutes. Check in with yourself to see how you feel afterward.
I am here to help in any way that I can. Sending love to you all.