Up On Nourishing
Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Immersion Coaching
Life wouldn’t be possible without nourishment, and we are provided with it by someone else right from the get-go. It starts off when we are still in our mother’s womb, and she sustains us with everything she takes in herself, which remains this way until we are ready to have food ourselves.
As we mature it more and more becomes our own responsibility to provide nutrition for ourselves on all levels, meaning not only food and shelter, but also emotional as well as spiritual nourishment.
In last week’s Immersion Coaching Call the visual of plugging into nourishment the way we would an electrical device showed up. Do we know what actions plug us in so we personally get all the sustenance we need? A tell-tale sign is when things bring us joy or when they make us light up inside.
As a collective, we are in a special situation right now that has immense potential to be a teacher for every single one of us. I feel one of the most prevalent lessons is how important self-care is, specifically in a potentially uncertain and stressful time like this. At the same time, our self-care habits might not work the same way they used to; especially when they involve other people or institutions that we are unable to access at this point in time. We have to become creative as well as self-reliant in providing the needed nourishment for ourselves.
Here are just a few examples of the resourceful ways I have seen people making that happen in recent weeks:
- A social distancing safe picnic with two girlfriends sitting on each of their own blankets in the park chatting away in the sun
- Writing a song or a poem about current feelings and experiences and sharing it online
- Painting rainbows on windows for children passing by on their daily walks
- Experimenting with growing a garden from kitchen scraps together with an online group
- Dropping off cake at each family member’s house in order to have an online birthday celebration later that day
- And so much more…
So what gives you sustenance and makes your heart sing in this day and age?