Intensity begets intensity, sort of like how action begets action. Then, in that, the two feed off each other. There's a sense of intensity upon intensity, because what action will beget the next action? Emotions and feelings are becoming intense thus the begetting of intensity, and many of us are left wondering, what action we can take to ease the intensity?
Helplessly, I asked that last night, along with asking (somewhat angrily and sarcastically) what tools do I implement for my action, "Do I pray more, meditate more, write more, art more, drum more, speak more, move more, spend more, cry more? What MORE can I do?"
While I believe my life is a prayer, it really isn't effective or affective for me to be in a state of prayer and meditation all the time (even tho I super probably could really dig that state), I have clothes to sell, clients to speak with, everyday life tasks to experience.
During the evening Q&A with myself (short on the A) I was able, thank goodness, to get to a place where I stopped long enough and asked, "Does this 'tension' belong to me? All of it, some of it, none of it?" This was huge, for it allowed me, be it still difficult, to step away from fears and to simply observe. It also allows me to remain open and receptive to know what and when to step into action.
Tucking in after all this last night, my personal mantra began to reverberate, "Hope Remains, Joy Abounds, Love Surrounds." Deep breath in, mmmm, yes, this shall continue to be whispered, vibrated out to simply become medicinal action during this intense time. Feel free to join me in whispering my beloved mantra, allowing it, in some small and simple way, to calm, sooth, relieve a bit of the current intensities.