When in turmoil, what is your best tool? The same as it is at any time, dear one:  awareness. “But I am always aware!” you declare, and there you err. You may be aware of frightening sensations, and you reach for the nearest sedative, be it in pill form, liquid, or something edible and delectable. This is understandable when you are not committed to awareness. With the latter, you focus on breathing like the ocean—wave after wave without pause, and suddenly you feel more peaceful. With awareness you begin to pay attention to the thoughts and actively choose those that more effectively support yourself instead of tearing yourself down. And with awareness, you begin to identify more with the part of you that neither tears down nor builds up, but is strong and courageous in the awareness that it is an eternal soul, here for the adventure.

You are so very loved.