Holding Space

for COVID Feelings

Peer Support Virtual Group offered by Marshall of Reiki for Today

with additional rotating professional support

Meeting information

Mondays in April (and potentially beyond)

5:30pm-6:30pm ET

All 18+ welcome (from any location)

Join by phone

‪+1 636-452-0091‬ PIN: ‪580 274 607‬#

Resources

Resource offered by Brit at April 6th's Meeting:

Scheduling each day for self-care:

  • M (Mastery)
  • A (Altruism)
  • P (Pleasure)
  • S (Silence)


Maintaining-Mental-Health-Hygiene.pdf

Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous on 03/16/2020:

VISION QUEST 🔥👁️

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole.

The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal.

Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis, have the eagle aspect, that from above, and see the whole; see more broadly.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning.

You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.

Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples: we have always been and continue to be exterminated. But we still haven't stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire and having fun. Don't feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.

You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.

You need to be well and strong. And, for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties ...

This is what is asked of you:

Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do: serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.

Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith and love. "

Resist - Be reborn

Immune Building Recipes

Contributed generously by Juno Sisoian, Holistic Lifestyle Coach

Immune building mushroom tonic or coffee:

1 tsp medicinal mushroom powder (https://myriadmycology.com/)

2 cups warmed oat or nut milk

1 tsp raw honey

Optional: Add to coffee or espresso!

Sauerkraut:

Tools:

1/2 gallon mason jar, mixing bowl

Ingredients:

2-3 heads of cabbage

Large knob oh ginger

2 carrots

Himalayan or Sea salt

Optional spices: peppercorns, caraway seeds, cardamom seeds, etc

Directions:

Thinly shred or chop cabbage, ginger and carrot (carrot must be shredded). You can shred on a hand shredder, or use a food processor with shred application. If chopping, chop as thinly as possible. Put ample salt in your mixture. It may come out to about 2 tablespoons or so for a half gallon. You want to taste as you go. It should be salty, but not too salty. Massage the mixture with your hands. Keep pressing the vegetables. The salt will help the water in the vegetables to come out. You should be able to get ample brine simply from pressing the vegetables. Keep massaging until veggies are soft and breaking down. Taste for salt levels. Press a handful at a time firmly press down to the bottom of the jar. You don’t want there to be any air holes in the mixture. Keep adding handfuls and pressing down as hard as you can. The brine should surface to the top of the mixture. Fill to the top, making sure your kraut is fully submerged in an inch or two of brine. Cover with some of the Large cabbage leaves you pulled off from the cabbage (these will be discarded later.) Fold two or three large pieces of cabbage and use them to tamper down the mixture. You can also use a clean heavy stone or both. Close your mixture with the lid. (I practice anaerobic fermentation. Some people do it with top loose or open. It’s up to you.) Place a plate below it for fermenting liquid to bills out onto. After 2-3 weeks harvest your kraut. You will discard the cover pieces and any surface pieces that look discolored. Enjoy!


Juno Sisoian Bio:

Juno is a holistic life coach, chef and yoga instructor. Her educational background includes Seven Center Yoga Arts, Holistic Health Mastery certification program, Chi Nei Tsang Taoist Abdominal Massage, and she is currently furthering her education as a student at the Chek Academy, an intensive three year deep dive into Exercise Science and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching. She also has over seven years experience as a holistic chef, and ten years of meditation experience. She works with people of all backgrounds, offering healing support in all facets of life. She specializes in one on one coaching where clients go on a journey of self-discovery and cultivation.


Donation:PayPal: jennifersisoian@gmail.comVenmo: Jennifer.sisoian

Creative Resources

A tiny zine made by Brit, shared in our group on Monday, April 11, 2020:

a self care guide for staying at home.pdf

A poem/prayer shared by a group member after a meeting: