Hello my dears!
The past year (or two) for me has been a time of major shi(f)t. Again and again I feel like I'm being asked to release who I once was, or masks that I once wore in order to shine my authentic self as it is right now. Some of that happened gracefully, and at other times I had intense resistance to letting go. But at the end of the day, those old ways of being were not really available to me except by choosing to live in intense pain.
As the seasons in the North East shift once more, I feel that even deeper parts of me are being called forward. As each mask, or old identity is released I experience fear that comes from a new level of vulnerability and open heartedness. In the world we live in, being your true self can be scary. But it doesn't always have to be.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” --my main man Jesus
In these changes we always have the option to choose grace over suffering: to release what no longer serves us and become who we truly are. It is up to us to be aware of when we are being asked to grow and to respond to that request.
Discontent, anger, apathy, depression and pain are all indicators from our true selves that there is something amiss. Even if something was once ideal and perfect for us, things have changed and we must adapt or else continue suffering. Once we realize how we feel and are honest about why we feel that way, choices will present themselves to us.
Here perfectionism can slow us down and block us with lies about a "right choice" and a "wrong choice." But as we continue to choose our directions and our behavior, we become wiser and learn from our experiences. This makes the choosing easier and helps us connect to our inner wisdom. The body is an amazing source of inner wisdom. Listening to your feelings, which are very often related to your emotions, is an excellent strategy to begin an inner dialogue that will allow you to make more graceful shifts and transitions in your life.
For my last 8 week program I recorded weekly meditations to help clients navigate their lives. here's a FREE link to the "Body Wisdom" meditation to help get you started.
If you're going through a massive transition right now and would like support, structure, and a way to connect more deeply to your own inner wisdom check out my program Renew. Or consider a Life Activation.
Much love and here's to some smooth sailing,