“When you see yourself clearly with eyes full of love and acceptance, you hold space for others to meet you at your highest self.”
As the Founder and Creator of the WeBreathe Wellness Center, I make the commitment to hold space for growth and healing every day. But what does it really mean to hold space? To me, it means being fully present – physically, mentally, and emotionally – for another person or group of people. It means listening without wanting anything back from a place of empathy and compassion. Holding space means to accept someone’s truth, no matter who they are or what they believe, and to simply allow and accept what is. The WeBreathe Wellness Center was mindfully designed to be a safe container where members and guests come to have meaningful experiences. We have created a nourishing environment where people can lean into us for support without fear of judgment. We foster an inclusive community where everyone is welcome to approach their healing journey in their own time and in their own way. We like to believe we are doing our part to raise the collective vibration of the world and encourage all members of our community to do the same.
When we love and accept one another unconditionally, we allow everyone to simply be, and to feel what they need to feel without worrying about how they are being perceived. I realize that the art of holding space is not something that is taught to us and it is not easy to do it without feeling the urge to step in and “fix things”. But I invite you to think of a time when you felt vulnerable. What would have helped you most in that moment? Did you need someone to step in, give you advice, or solve your problem? Or would it have been enough to simply have someone to be there for you, holding the space for you to find your own way? Sitting with someone in loving support and free from judgment can help them feel seen, understood, and less alone.
It is such a gift when we hold space for another person but don’t forget the importance of learning to hold space for yourself and recognizing when you need to ask for support from others. Holding space does not mean allowing people to walk all over you. Nobody likes to feel taken for granted when their intention was to help someone in need. Empaths and healers run the risk of giving out too much of their energy and then feeling drained. That’s why it’s important for all of us to remember to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Treat yourself with the same love, compassion, and empathy that you would treat a client, a friend, or a loved one. It can be challenging to observe your own thoughts and feelings and to release attachment from outcomes. I know from personal experience how unnatural it feels for me to sit with something instead of taking corrective action. This is where a daily mindfulness practice can help us learn to tune in and practice surrendering and loosening the controls. Cheers to the Holiday Season and to holding space for ourselves and for one another with the purest of intentions and for the highest good of all.
High Vibes + Grateful Heart!