Even if “holding space” was a common phrase, its meaning can involve various interpretations. This confusion is less of an issue for those who are consistently clear about their needs and follow-through on them, but for empaths, confusion around what it means to “hold space" for someone is a bit riskier.
Empaths are not only found in helping roles and professions—where we are frequently expressing the gift of "holding space"—but we also tend...
There is a comfort in being with someone who knows you, who gets who you really are. There is a kind of language - a telepathy - that requires no effort. The connection requires nothing from you - to feel, or be, any different.
In this space, it feels safe to let another in - to bond in a way that is needed for these challenging times, to make it through, in an easier way.
These are the kind of times that could make you a hero/heroine for all that you're going...
Healers and coaches get support when they feel stuck, and sometimes that support comes from the invisible realms. Here's a poem I wrote after a shamanic journey where I asked Grandmother Midwife for her guidance on a new event I planned to host, and how I could fill the room.
She appears as a giant
I ask her
what she would like me to know
She lays down in the river
and spreads her legs
The water gushes through,