The moon cycles have a huge impact on our emotions, their cyclical waxing and waning impacting our behaviour and mood. The moon influences the tides, contracting and expanding those huge bodies of water in the same way they influence the expansion and contraction of our hearts. The heart is a fluid, malleable structure in the body and right now there are many hearts struggling with lockdown.
These are turbulent times for relationships and never has there been more reason to go the extra mile to maintain a healthy dynamic between you and your partner.
Forget the libido for a moment, how about the roots of your relationship. How is that going for you? Are you tapping into what you love most about your partner or are the things that annoy you most being highlighted?
You are most likely living together and both working from home, whilst home schooling the kids and unable to get out, socialise or have date nights. This will inevitably put any relationship under strain and cause stress, frustration and a sense of disconnect whilst both of you navigate the new situation.
What tends to happen under these stressful conditions is that communication breaks down, tempers rise and all the difficult areas of your relationship are illuminated, sometimes so lit up its blinding.
In ‘normal’ times, when things get tricky or tense couples go away for a weekend, or go out for some fun, meet friends, do something to shift the stagnated energy between them. But how easy is that in lock-down? Suffice to say not easy at all.
But there are ways to shift things and point the relationship in the direction of re-connection, peace, happiness and dare I say it deep LOVE.
All of this has been on my mind since lock-down. I’ve seen friends’ relationships fall apart, others struggle, and I am not hearing of many who are thriving during this time, some are surviving by the skin of their teeth.
So, I set out to see what I could do to help, and I created a FREE meditation which involves you and your partner physically connecting through gentle touch and a visualisation to feel deep love and gratitude for each other again. Its powerful stuff.