EP: 190 - Our Life in Lockdown

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In this week’s episode, Our Life in Lockdown, Nick and I talk about our life during quarantine.

1:08 Quarantined

I want to start this episode by saying we are not making light of the situation of COVID-19. But, maybe we're going to make a little bit of light about being quarantined.

KISMA

Yeah, it's freaking weird. I mean let's just call it what it is. This is a really weird time.

Nick

I'll just share, my life hasn't changed that much because I work from home or the office anyways. So it's been a full on schedule for me at work and even more so because I've really wanted to make sure all of my clients and students are doing okay and they're just amazing. They're just showing up so beautifully. 

KISMA

2:47 Things aren’t the same

But I think it was this week that I started to notice the things that aren't the same. Like, “Hey, I want to take a drive and get a cup of coffee at Phil's.” Oh, that's not going to happen. 

And it's not like we're feeling sorry for ourselves. It's just noticing all the times where I want the pattern interrupt and it isn't there to take.

KISMA

I went for a drive last week. Oh, it was the best. I don't even know if I'm supposed to do that.

Nick

It was needed for mental health.

KISMA

I think it really was.

Nick

06:29 Being More Present

The cool things are being more present to really simple things that are so easy to brush off like our balconies, just opening the door and walking out, and noticing the moon or the morning or the fresh air, and that makes a difference for me.

Of course you've been cooking so I'm super lucky. Nick is cooking like a mad man. Mostly vegan. But, where are some of the recipes coming from?

KISMA

A lot of them are coming from Thug Kitchen. They're really good. They have two books. I highly recommend them. Their recipes themselves are hilarious to read, and the recipes are really good, so highly recommended.They're all very simple too, very easy. 

Nick

10:11 Intense Energy 

And you know, when you walk in the store, everybody's really focused, they're doing their thing, they're trying to keep their distance. I've noticed that people are trying to honor that. And there’s a kind of intense energy.

Nick

Yeah, it's intense. We like to do our weekly run together and everyone is being so great. Well, well-behaved. Everyone really is, but you can feel the sort of anxiety of, “I gotta get in and get out. Is there going to be enough?” The worry, the fear, it's so strong.

You've heard us all talk about cutting cords, and it's really important to cut cords. When you leave the store, cut cords. On your day of shopping, have a salt bath later. No one's trying to put stuff on you. It's just happening.

KISMA

Yeah, it's just humans being humans.

Nick

12:05 The Way We Approach It

I've said this before and I'll continue to say it, the way that we approach it through prayer, through meditation, through our own light, I just refuse to believe that we won't make a difference. So it's really important to do whatever work you do. Say a prayer for the planet. Say a prayer for our leaders. Say a prayer. Meditate on so much love and light and power going to yourself, your family, your loved ones, medical professionals. Just take time every day to really send that kind of energy because even when one of us does it, it makes a difference, so we can imagine what happens when everyone does it.

KISMA

That's been a big part for me is making sure I'm very diligent with my time for meditations. There's an energetic process behind it that supports it to make it effective and productive.

Nick

17:01 This Too Shall Pass

Well I have an illuminated thought for today. This one we have probably said before, but this too shall pass. It really will. And one of the things I keep checking in with me is don't miss it. As rough as this is for some people, there's a golden nugget. There's something to take hold of and make your own. Maybe some space you've been craving, whatever it is, like grab it, you deserve it.

KISMA

17:39 Part of a Historical Time

Yeah, I don't want to say that I'm enjoying this necessarily. It's very strange, but also, there's a part of me that recognizes it's a very unique point in our history and this is something that not everybody will experience in a lifetime, and I don't want to miss it. I don't want to just get in and do all the same stuff I always do. I want to be a part of it. Like I want to be really present.

Nick

So we'll leave everyone with this. What can you do to really remind yourself you are part of a historical time? 

KISMA

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