When we struggle, when that sensation is being experienced; what are we not seeing? What are we choosing not to look at? Or what are we choosing to cling to and not shed? Fear arises, the sense of loss or pain, a lack of trust towards our internal knowing. You know what you need to do to be free, to be bliss. This catalyst is no longer meant for you. It is just that, a catalyst. Your time with it has come to its end. Cut your chords. Allow what is waiting to finally enter. When you trust that the Universe has your back, you can rest easy knowing that life will flow more fluid, clear and effortlessly. Stop standing in your own way. Surrender, and become in union with your power. Pull your awareness to that which you really love and let it guide you. Keep pulling the mind, body, and spirit into that place of love, your highest calling, your highest truth.
“I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as a gift to other people so that one doesn't create more suffering. I help people as I work on myself and I work on myself to help people.”
― Ram Dass
Have you noticed when we try too hard, there is a resistance that builds? As if you are standing in your own way. When we can trust the flow of life and our inner guidance, the layers peel away and we can gracefully maneuver. We can see ourselves clearly through the reflection that is always there. Chakras can innately align and our world offers itself to us.
Each day you are actually given the choice to shift a pattern if you so choose. If it does not serve you and feels as if it pulls you under the tide, you can bring a hint of awareness towards it, like when a glimpse of sunlight hits the bottom of a well. That little glimpse, that fragment of mindfulness can shift your reality completely. Maybe you reflect one day and see that each day for a long time you have felt angry or distracted. You ask yourself, "Why have I continued to fall into that pattern of thought day after day? Like a record with only one track." Well, now you see it. You now have access to take that repetitive action and transform it into a thought that uplifts and shifts. It can be subtle. Choose to make the conscious effort to shift dark into light, non-serving into self-serving, lack into growth.
Melt into your heart and remember who you are. Nurture, nourish and care for yourself first. The only true way we can show up for others fully, is by showing up for ourselves. Self-compassion, knowing when to turn away from that which harms your spirit and turning towards that which supports and fills you on your journey. The love you give yourself is the fuel of love you give to those that surround. This is the place of ultimate healing.
When you experience yourself dancing through this life. Seeing yourself from the outside and from the inside. Observing the quality of your mind, body and spirit in a given moment. Watching it and feeling it change and transform. Watch and listen closely. When are you happy? When are you down? What pulled you off your feet and brought you fumbling to the ground? You may ask yourself, "Am I making the wrong choice? Am I inviting the wrong people into my world?" No, you are not. They have been sent to you for a very specific reason. Maybe that reason entails you to be able to build discernment and become stronger and more unwavering within your truth. They are just simply a challenge and truly a gift to show you the beauty of yourself, even if within their presence, you don't feel very good. It makes you ask the deeper questions and find the hidden meanings of why you do what it is that you do. And why you are who you are. When they give you this fine gift, then maybe the time has come to set them free. They were only meant for you briefly. They were a butterfly you saw that one day on your hike and when you were heading back, you saw that same butterfly dead on the ground. Release. Let go. Be free. Be you.
We've been gathering information for centuries. Inspiring ourselves through others and our own insights. It's time to let our own creative genius explode. Dig it out. Spit it out. No fear. The world needs it. Yes.
The path to the higher self does not have to be filled with daily woes and struggle. We can surrender and trust while maintaining awareness. Dancing and playing within the fine lines of balance while laughing hard.