Social Distancing or Social Shaming?

Is the concept of social distancing isolating more than we know?


Lately I’ve seen a lot of shaming around who’s doing it right and who’s doing it wrong. There is so much information it’s really hard to know for sure, if this day, what you’re choosing is a socially responsible choice. But, don’t worry. If it’s not, you will find out about it on social media, and not in a kind, concerning way.


The blame and shame game is strong in society right now. Making us lock onto our egos and close up our hearts.


I know people are scared. I am unsure of what’s to come, as well. Some of it seems real, some of it is hard to believe. All of us are seeing this for the first time.


Lead with compassion.

Do your best to support others with information. Do your best not to shame an already fragile mental state.


Befriend your fellow humans.

Speak to them how you want to be talked to. A lot of inside voices are coming out right now. They are the ones that shame, guilt and belittle. Stop talking to yourself this way and see your connection to the world change.


The ego is divisive.

It separates me from you and wants me to remember that I am apart and we are alone in this. A connection to higher consciousness through mindful living - meditation, breath work, being so present with what you’re feeling and why, is the way to love.


Right now, we need all of us pulling together to heal the ego that separates us. To temper it’s presence in society. We’re all being called to this state. We are leveling up, away from separation, ironically enough, through physical distance.


When you see yourself, see your heart. The one that has been through so much pain and acted out in anger and fear. The one that has let people into its walls, some that have hurt it and some that have helped it to heal. The one that keeps trying.


Know that this same story exists in the heart of others and right now you’re being called to heal. Through the compassion, understanding and empathy of your own heart. Stop looking away from it. It has all your answers. If you see something awful or hear something awful, know that there is a tremendous amount of pain and fear within it. Open your heart to compassion. Chose words that will heal your heart and theirs.


There is a great lesson in this moment. We’re only just beginning to see the depths of compassion that we’ll find. Stop operating as separate and lead from a place of love.

You’ll find yourself there.



I stopped seeing clients in person this week. This was an extremely hard decision on my part, I’m in this work to help others (and myself) find clarity, release judgment and live whole heartedly and, I feel more called to this than ever right now. In the face of social distancing, I’ll use these platforms and online connections to bring the light back home. You'll be hearing from as I navigate these unchartered waters and share with you my experiences and my energetic listenings to the collective.


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