"Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again." ~ Unknown
Remaining tight in a bud, was no longer serving. I was in a chronic space of people pleasing, serving from a place of over-responsibility and stress. I was loosing my compass North, addicted to spinning with confusion and lack of direction. What would it take to lead with my heart instead?
Ah-hem, well...it took heaps of patience and oodles of self-love!!
A larger part of me was super persistent in wanting to measure my worth and lovability from my achievements, the size of my waist, or the perfection of my homestead. From this view point, I was continually exhausted, strung out, and surely not able to hear what meant most to me...finding my peace.
Exhausting ALL external measures to bring happiness into my life, it became painfully clear, time in and time out: it was time for me to invest in healing my inner emotional tornado, it was time to give self-love a go.
Self-love didn't come from the more yoga classes I went to, or the amount of mileage my body endured from running, it came from re-committing over and over that I am worthy of feeling good. It came from believing that I am entirely precious regardless of what I said or did.
When we commit to living a heart-centered life, we simultaneously commit to standing besides ourselves- through thick and thin.
Purposely, finding our true North, is a bold move that summons deep breaths and the Hero within. The truth is, each of us knows exactly what we need to feel good.
Will we listen to the quitter voice within, asking us to slow down and rest? Or, the voice that supports us in taking a step out of our comfort zones, only to bask in the light of new miracles. The voice that encourages us to ask for support, allowing us to experience the reception of goodness?
When we are busy providing, doing, giving, we loose sight of the significance of being. Be bold by taking a stand for what you desire, for what you want for you.
Are you all in?
Are you committed to supporting yourself, no matter what?
To live with courage, is to speak with great authenticity and truth. Courage is not a measure of bravery, or assertiveness, rather it is a representation of strength of heart.
We are constantly making decisions- some are experienced as supportive to our final destination, while others feel hindering. The task is not to determine whether our decisions were "right or wrong," but rather to use our experiences to heal, grow and learn. The truth is, it takes courage to be emotionally responsible, it takes victimhood to blame and judge.
Commit to integrity in a way that supports you in forgoing any desire to apologize for being who you are. Find the very things that feed your spirit and do them every single day, owning that you are filling your own love tank. Then life and those that matter most to us, are charged with the task of over flow, not filling.
Seeing ourselves as worthy of receiving love, compassion and kindness, changes us and our lives forever, because then we give life a chance to conspire in our favor. When we hold onto pain and suffering, we loose our connection to our inner light, loosing sight of ourselves in the foggy mirror.
The truth is, life is about remembering that our oversized endearing hearts are exactly what we need to do exactly what we are called to do.
Carrying the vibration of Love, evoke the vibration of Rose to welcome balance, new beginnings, and inspiration. Let this month be an expression of self-love, self-honor and courage.
What feeds your Spirit?