The currents of life are moving intensely.
Much is stirring and evolving in ways most of us have never experienced before.
Much wants to be birthed and stripped bare and this is terrifying. But so much is also changing for the better.
There is fear and beauty, both coexisting at the same time. Life is both wondrous and challenging at the same time. It always is. This is a universal principle and cannot be defied – by anyone ever. It’s only a matter of whether we’re willing to see both.
In the interaction between the two, we find something else wants to emerge. That something else calls for our very presence. In presence we create space to hear, feel, sense, notice and intuit.
Previously sturdy and solid boundaries and structures are being pushed, shaken and broken across board including government, corporations, health system, education, communities, families and relationships.
I feel this at the core of who I am. I see it with my clients and friends. It feels like something from within is pushing us to a new edge which we are afraid of. At other times, it feels like ‘unscrewing’ – to borrow my husband’s analogy. It feels raw, both from within and from outside.
In order for our new edge to emerge it requires tremendous trust. This new edge will only come out if we can let go of the traces of the old.
If we don’t, these ‘old’ traces hang about in our energy field. We have to be incredibly mindful of this because whatever is in our energy field, will be reflected back to us in our day to day life.
We’re being invited to reset, clear and ground. What some of us used to do on a weekly basis to ground or energise we’re needing to do daily.
I find myself doing daily practices to help clear emotionally, mentally and spiritually. From morning meditation, chi-gong, journaling, walking to art journaling in the evenings. I honestly don’t know where I would be without these practices to stay connected and even that sometimes isn’t enough!
But I’ll do whatever it takes because when I attend to Myself in this way, I attend to the core of who I am.
I am then more discerning about filtering the outside world. In my communication with others, my words carry clarity, firmness and truth.
When I speak from my truth, I guide others to their truth. This is my purpose after all.
When I do that my impact is greater. My thoughts, behaviours and emotions are more contained, solid and grounded. There is less background noise.
We’re each being invited to be more conscious of who we are, who we are being and who we are not. Except it’s not an invitation we can decline.
Yes, it feels raw. It feels like dropping the outer crust.
Growth happens in so many mysterious ways we don’t know. But the more we can stay in the ‘not knowing’ about what is happening the more we can receive the ‘knowing’ that is right for us.
Over the last few months I have immersed myself in intense personal growth confronting many of my own behaviours, stories, beliefs and even denials. All of it is being challenged.
I’ve been blinded by many of the roles that I have become accustomed to: wife, mother, daughter, psychologist, business owner. Hiding from my actual Self.
What about Me, the Soul that I’ve come to be in this life here? We each need to put that part of first, not the role that we’ve become so accustomed to.
I invite you to put this part of your first – the Core of who you really are.
Here is how. Over the next few days ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I actually ready to hear my own truth about what I really want? Be radically honest with yourself.
- What is really important to me? Notice if there’s a gap between your answers and you day to day life.
- How is this serving me and others?
Be willing to stay in these questions. Meditate on them and even journal on them. Take you time and trust the answers that come.
The more we ask ourselves these growth questions, the more we can hear our deepest truth.