It’s OK to Slow Down

By Rhiannon Griffiths

Yesterday a very beautiful soul in my life said to me:
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“You were so ahead of the curve with your SACRED REST stuff… I totally heard + understood what you said around your retreat last September, I knew it was so needed in the world, but it is only NOW that I can actually do it, action it + FEEL it…”
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And this resonated so deeply with me – it feels incredibly true, like the whole world has now been forced to slow down, when I have been talking about slowing down for many years…
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Like the whole world has been forced to now prioritise their health + healing, when I have been leading the narrative about the importance of this, for well over a decade…
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Like the whole world has been forced to stop + rest, when I have been encouraging + advising my patients to create the space to stop + rest, ever since I started treating in my acupuncture clinics in 2009…
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So for me (+ my poor patients!) this is not new news… but it also isn’t me bragging, or saying “I told you so”, or saying I do this perfectly, because I don’t, none of us do…
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This is me standing right next to you in these times + saying I am here for you, I get this…
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Because I also know how HARD it can be to slow down + rest + prioritise your health, especially when the whole world + society in general has spent years NOT encouraging this… in fact, it has almost looked down on it… (busy + stressed badge of honour anyone?!)
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How many of you feel dreadfully guilty if you’re not “busy” doing ALL the things, ALL of the time? Or think stopping means you’re lazy? Even right now, in the midst of all of this? Are you trying to find “things” to do so you don’t feel restless + “itchy”? Or perhaps you’re overwhelmed with all the things you have to tackle right now, because the world + the way we do things has changed?
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Honestly my loves, it’s ok to rest today, it’s ok to pause, it’s ok to slow down, it’s ok to just be super gentle with yourself today…
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I am putting together some brand new online audio calls (similar to my solstice / equinox ones) about all this, to support you more with this during April, because I know this strange time we are in, this transition into a new way of life, can feel weird + challenging, but I have the magical Chinese Medicine wisdom that can really help… so keep an eye out for the various SACRED REST SESSIONS coming soon…
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And I will repeat again – it IS ok to rest today… it IS ok to pause… it IS ok to slow down… + it IS ok to be SUPER gentle…
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Sending ALL the goodness to you xx
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