The Guest House

Who Am I:

Hi Loves! I’m Jessicah, the founder and creator of Sound Of H, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner– this blog is about my daily blunders and success stories. My goal is to be open and honest with you while sharing love and encouragement. Life, as I continue to learn again and again, is a nonlinear journey and I’m on it with you. <3

 

What Happened Today:

I was feeling restless most of the day and none of my usual strategies were working. I wasn’t anxious, just a little fidgety and listless. Several online plans cancelled at the last minute, there was miscommunication with a friend, and my computer kept crashing– surprisingly, none of this didn’t ruffle my feathers too much– there’s a lot going on and having extra patience is just the name of the game right now. SO, I decided to take this low energy, almost disappointing day to rest. Since nothing was igniting my inspiration and nothing was going the way I had planned, I took it as a simple message to chill out. I’m beginning to call this chill space “The Guest House”: I’m not on vacation, I’m just hanging in a space that I would ordinarily hold for people I love when they’re around me. A space of empathy, compassion, and stillness.

What I Learned: 

Nothing bad happened. This was the first day since the lockdown that I did NOTHING “productive” and I feel so good about it. (I want to be very clear, there are days of tears, irritation, fighting myself, grieving the death of what was normal, feeling lonely, being not *super productive*–but I forced myself to do at least one thing).  By allowing myself the permission, with no emotion or charge attached, to just kick-it for 13 hours, I’m feeling very excited and positive about starting a kick-ass day tomorrow! Since I have no plans, nothing can go wrong!

How You Can Help You:

In this time of separation, I’m finding that the individual in us is coming out so prominently. Being alone with ourselves, or with a partner, or housemate is bringing up a lot of the feelings, traits, belief systems, and values or priorities which we would otherwise like to keep in the dark. This requires a special attention to self which many of us have neglected to do… talking to yourself when you are experiencing discomfort (could come in the form of anxiety, stress, restlessness, depression, irritability, manic behaviors or thinking, negative self-talk, even a feeling of physical itchiness or aching), that is the key. If we can shift our focus into sitting with and observing the discomfort instead of trying to get rid of it, we may begin to discover that these feelings are coming up to be released– the more we say “NO!” to them, the more they bottle up and cause havoc in our lives. Now is the time to begin that process of releasing. 

 

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor… Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” 

– Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

  

 

 
 

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