Angel Whispers – Holding Space

With the world at a tipping point, many of us are being asked to hold space for others. But what does that mean? Holding is retention. Space is the distance between other people or things that a person needs to remain comfortable. Holding space describes opening my heart for a person experiencing a hardship.

It starts with checking to see if I have any attachment to the circumstances. If I can check that box, then I am better able to express compassion and empathy in some form. To express those attributes free from attachment, I need to let go. For example, I need to let go of the fix-it mentality. The urge to rush in and try changing what is happening is strong in this one, Obi Wan (tee hee). For the most part, I can’t fix the upset from a traumatic event. Trying to fix it means inserting myself in a way that could make things worse.

People need to be heard, so holding space means being a good listener and being present to the needs of another. Being there to support someone without getting in the way is harder than it sounds. It takes practice, awareness, and knowing my place. If I can hone the skill of holding space, a deeper connection is possible. It’s that heart connection which provides the foundation for healing. Holding space, simply put, means there is a place in my heart for another to heal. Let’s work together by listening for the whispers from spirit on the subject.

It means a lot for someone to know you’re thinking about them as they deal with a challenge. Holding another in your heart, in your arms, in your thoughts, or in your spirit is a learned skill. Discernment around ego can help understand judgments, attitudes, or biases. The goal is to help one feel safe from unrest brought by grief, hopelessness, depression, and anger.

True understanding is a type of listening from the heart. Compassionate empathy is an expression of human nature finding center. An extension of pure energy is free from the tension that comes with who you think you should be. Holding space is relaxing into the person you are at the core. Cultivating compassionate empathy leads to freedom from the inner conflict connected to expectations.

Holding space is love without conditions. Such expression of love frees a person to experience a moment of hope and faith that things will improve. Love without ego is an energy without limits. To hold space is to expand light. It’s listening from the soul that soothes the suffering of others. A call to stillness where you can hear another breathe through their moment of pain.

Two hearts gather to form a union of strength and resolve free from any specific call to action. Holding space is the pause between breaths that makes room for divinity to enter the life of another. In that moment, you allow others to feel what they are feeling. Holding space is your heart shining a light on another person’s darkness.


Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
Blessings, Russell


“Respect has nothing to do with who is right and who is wrong. It has to do with allowing space for someone else’s opinion.”
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 Angel Whispers – Holding Space