Got outside on this beautiful summer day and went to the forest. There, I hugged a Redwood Tree. There was something peaceful and calming about touching it. I went so far as to hug it, as you can see of this photo of me from this afternoon. Last night I watched a movie, and in it, a young woman was gifted a meteorite fragment ring. While I can’t get my hands on one of those at the moment, I knew I could get to a tree that has been here for hundreds of years and touch that. I could feel grounded and secure in its presence.
So, how did I use Opposite Action in this case? Due to the emotions I was experiencing in connection with irritability, I didn’t want to leave the house. I felt like lounging in my pajamas all day feeling sorry for myself. I suppose there’s a time and place for lounging in your pajamas, but I knew on some level that I needed to get out into the sun in order to feel better, so I acted opposite to the urge of retreating and sleeping and got dressed and headed out.
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