Staying Soul-Centered During Chaos

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Staying soul-centered during chaos

In recent years, we’ve all encountered waves of chaos and uncertainty, from global health concerns to societal upheaval. It’s in these times we often find ourselves questioning, “What do we do when we don’t know what to do?” 

This blog post aims to offer guidance on how to take care of each other and ourselves during these challenging times. It’s essential to foster resilience and maintain our spiritual focus, helping us to not only survive but thrive, even when the future feels particularly uncertain.

Remembering Who You Are

Despite the dramatic changes in our world, remember that your core self remains unchanged. You’re still driven by the same soul that seeks understanding, love, and connection. When uncertainty makes it difficult to see the path ahead, reconnect with your inner self. 

This grounding principle helps you navigate through times when even basic needs seem hard to meet. Reflect on what defines you, not just as a participant in this world but as a contributor to the energies around you, reinforcing your sense of self amidst external chaos.

Slowing Down to Connect with Your Soul

It’s easy to lose touch with your deeper self amid turmoil. Feelings of confusion, exhaustion, and fear are normal but remember that they also present an opportunity to rediscover who you are at your core. Activities like meditation, journaling, and prioritizing self-care are not just beneficial; they’re necessary. They help you connect with your soul and illuminate strengths you may not even realize you have. This process of slowing down isn’t an act of withdrawal but an active, purposeful engagement with your inner world, enabling you to emerge more centered and clear minded.

"The act of slowing down isn't merely a retreat from chaos but an advance into your own deeper understanding. It’s where you find the peace and strength that lie dormant within you, waiting to be rediscovered in moments of silence."

Acceptance and Presence

One of the most powerful practices during uncertain times is acceptance. Believe it or not, accepting that there is an opportunity for some kind of growth in every situation can help you transform your perspective of it. This moment, right now, holds immense potential to influence who we become tomorrow. 

By staying present, you honor your journey and maintain clarity in seeing and hearing both yourself and others. Embrace the present as a source of power, where acceptance is not passivity but a proactive stance that fuels your ability to respond with wisdom and compassion.

Choosing yOur Response

Faced with challenges, there are two distinct paths: React out of fear or Respond with love. Reaction often leads you to temporary solutions that don’t address the root of your problems. On the other hand, responding thoughtfully allows you to explore creative and compassionate solutions, fostering growth and understanding in the process. This conscious choice between reaction and response defines your path forward, shaping not only your personal experiences but also your interactions with others and our collective future.

Here are four examples of reacting versus responding, illustrating how different approaches can affect the outcome in various triggered situations:

  1. Event: Receiving Critical Feedback at Work
    • Reaction: You immediately feel defensive and argue to justify your actions, potentially escalating the situation.
    • Response: You take a deep breath, listen actively, and ask clarifying questions. You consider the feedback as an opportunity to learn and grow, discussing potential solutions or improvements.
  2. Event: Facing a Financial Setback
    • Reaction: Panic sets in and you impulsively start cutting out all non-essential spending, like canceling streaming services or avoiding social outings, which can lead to stress and isolation.
    • Response: You take a moment to calmly assess your finances, looking at where you can realistically save money without drastically altering your lifestyle. You might plan a more affordable grocery list, set a stricter but manageable budget, or consult with a financial savvy friend for advice.
  3. Event: A Family Argument
    • Reaction: You raise your voice and let anger dictate the conversation, which can hurt relationships and prevent resolution.
    • Response: You strive to remain composed, actively listen to all perspectives, and express your feelings without blame. You collaborate to find a compromise or a solution that respects everyone’s needs.
  4. Event: Discovering You Weren’t Invited to a Social Gathering
    • Reaction: You feel hurt and immediately conclude that you’re disliked or unwelcome, possibly leading to resentful comments or withdrawing from your social circle.
    • Response: You acknowledge your feelings of disappointment but give yourself some time to process them calmly. Later, you might choose to discuss your feelings with the host to understand the situation better, or you decide to focus on spending time with friends who appreciate and include you.

Define, Value, and Align

In these tumultuous times, defining who you are and what you stand for is more crucial than ever. Know your values and live in alignment with them. This clarity empowers you, free from judgment and full of potential for positive impact. Whether it’s caring for your family, advocating for causes you believe in, or finding moments of stillness, do so with confidence and compassion. Aligning your actions with your values creates a ripple effect, influencing others and fostering a community of mutual support and understanding.
a drop of water creating a ripple effect


As we all navigate this changing world, remember that each soul is on a unique journey. By focusing on your inner growth and responding with intention, you can face the unpredictable with a sense of peace and empowerment.

Take this time to reflect on your fears and how they may be influencing your reactions. Managing your fears allows you to respond thoughtfully and constructively. This is a step towards personal peace as well as a stride towards collective well-being.

Here’s to moving forward together, with every step taken in love and awareness.

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Lima Bergmann, PsyD

A Spiritual Mentor and Intuitive Medium with a Doctorate in Psychology, Lima helps people live by the guidance of their soul instead of the limitations of their mind. She is the creator of The Soulability System, a step-by step-journey from ego to soul.