Where You Live
Where you live has a flavor. Its qualities are reflected in how you feel, how you think, and how you experience your daily life. Be aware of the influence of where you live. Make sure it suits you. Ensure it elates you and reflects the kind of spirit you wish to feel.
Everything must change and move. This natural movement is similar to the rhythm of your breath with ebbs and flows. The rhythm can vary from the shallow exhale of a sweet dream to the persistent, determined pant of a marathon.
Fear and Anticipation
There are many variations of fear. What is similar with any experience of fear is the feeling unsafe. When things are going well yet you feel fear, ask yourself if it’s truly fear, or if it is a feeling of anticipation about to come through. They can feel similar in the body.
A New Dream
You may feel relief or even accomplishment when letting go of a dream that no longer elates you. Instead of feeling anticipation or joy when you think of the dream, you feel you have a task or a chore to do. Let go. Head to what brings you joy. Make room for a new dream.
A New Time
A relationship ending does not negate that love still happened. Your experience of love was real. The shared experience has changed. It doesn’t mean you were misguided or wrong. It doesn’t mean you didn’t love or weren’t loved. It means now is a new time with new potential.
A molecule of water has unlimited iterations until it eventually returns to the ocean, where it may stay, evaporate into the ether, or find its way to land. You’re like that. Continually changing and innately prepared for the next challenge.
You are having this earthly existence to experience. You are not here to have a mission, unless you want one. You do not have to grow, unless you want to. There are no tests, unless you want a test. It’s all up to you. You might as well feel joy on the way.
Everyone you meet, every single being, is on your path or crossing your path for a reason. Even just a face you see in the crowd is dynamic to you on a level the exceeds your conscious mind. A part of you has been waiting to see them. There are no accidents.
Give and Take
There are moments you need to push and make something happen. Other times you need to allow and let what you asked for come to you. This essence of give and take, yin and yang, day and night is necessary to create a balanced and thorough life.
You may hang on to a painful ending because you think at least there is some connection, and the thought of no connection is too final. Yet, if something was created in love and has ended, its energy – love – is pervasive and persistent and will meet you again in a new way.
See yourself through the lens of a new lover; magical, delicious, magnetic. You are flawless. Where you are right now, in this instant, is outrageously beautiful. Reflect. Take it in. Breathe deeply, then gird yourself to move ahead. Appreciating who you are is important.
To be a witness for another is to verify and attest to their experience. To witness requires vulnerability on both sides. As the witness you feel and experience as you observe, but as the observer you can only mark the experience, you cannot act. To witness is an act of giving.
It’s in overcoming fear that you can achieve mastery of it, which is where the truth surfaces that you are always all right. It may take several experiences of being at your bottom, in horror even, before you gain the confidence that you are always ok. You are safe. You are love.
Fear and Pain
Fear is the body’s response to protect your physical being from pain, any kind of pain. Fear manifests in emotions including resentment, anger, deception, shame, and more. Fear does not operate from or within the soul. Fear does not transcend the physical world.
For joy to surface it is essential to be engaged in what you are doing. It’s in being engaged and aware of the moment with its nuances, ironies, energy, sights, sounds…It’s this moment and how you perceive and experience it that makes everything possible.
It is true: If you can dream it, you can be it. “It” refers to the experience and freedom that comes with pursuing your dreams, which is inspiration from your inner self, not from thought. Dreams stop when you resist with negativity and fear. Stay in that place that feels freeing.
All illness has a spiritual spark. It’s your body reaching out to guide you to discovery; and what you are discovering is something your inner truth yearns to know. When in illness or pain, pause, breathe, go to your inner being and trust the answers you hear from deep within.
Lowest Common Denominator
Fear and panic attest to the most basic need of physical existence: to keep the body alive. Fear and panic are humanity’s lowest common denominator. These emotions can invigorate as they put the body on alert, creating a surge of energy, often misinterpreted as power. Fear and panic are frequently at the core of self-deception.
Busy and Stress
Busy and stress are separate experiences. They may happen at the same time however, they are not synonymous. You can be busy attending to your inspirations, which can be exhilarating and pleasing. Stress implies you are out of your flow and not aligned to your inner wisdom.
You think, act, and react with compassion. Yet, there are times you wonder if it “pays off”. As you grow in balance, you realize the payoff is in your inner peace and connection to yourself. Then, magically, your inner world is reflected in the outer world