What “Holding Space” Means.
“Holding space” means to be there for someone, without our
own input or judgement of them. It’s connecting with another person deeply and
allowing them to be exactly who they are, and supporting them in that, without judgment.
We often hold space for our loved ones, families, and
friends. We have set aside time, listened, and given our support. We’ve helped
them through their challenges simply by being there for them, and they have
likely done the same for us from time to time.
Holding Space for Ourselves.
We can also hold space for ourselves. We may be challenged
in a way that we don’t want to share, or there may be no one available to us
when we want someone to hold space for us. It’s in those times that we can
support ourselves by holding space.
We can be there, listening to our inner world, without
judgement. We can hold ourselves when we cry and release. We listen and hold
space for ourselves while we process the many challenges that our lives can
It may be easier for some of us, hello introverts. For
others of us, it may take practice, effort, and even scheduling. No matter how
it comes, holding space for us is always worth the time and energy.
While we know the importance of connecting with others, it’s
not always practical. Every one of us has our own lives and challenges to
navigate. By holding space for ourselves, it creates another means of emotional
support and makes us more emotionally self-sufficient.
As with anything, there is a balance that is needed, a
balance that includes both external and internal support. We don’t want to cut
ourselves off from the emotional support in our lives. We can create a balance
that serves us by including holding space for ourselves.
What Holding Space for Ourselves Looks Like.
Holding space for ourselves can look like many things
depending on our own challenges, how we process our emotions, and how we
conduct our inner world. It can be what we need when we need it because it’s
When we consider holding space as self-care or self-love, it
opens the perspective to include our daily lives. It becomes a beautiful space
for us to be and grow without judgement of ourselves. Journaling, meditating,
and spiritual rituals are all ways we already hold space for ourselves.
It’s likely that we are holding space for ourselves in many
ways. It is even more powerful to do so with intention. By setting the intention
that we are holding space for ourselves, it will enrich the time spent beautifully.
What are ways that you hold space for yourself?
Great! give yourself credit for holding space for yourself
and your personal and spiritual growth.
YouTube Channel Exploring Spirituality.
I invite you to my YouTube channel called Exploring Spirituality.
You can find it by clicking here, or by searching on my name Nikki DeForest in YouTube. The
video topics include how to connect with intuition, light language, channeled
messages, navigating a spiritual awakening, and occasionally breast cancer. New
topics and services are coming soon. I would love to have you join me there.
Today’s picture is mine of my dining table workspace today.
I’m grateful you’re here dear reader.