There is no need to manipulate the people or circumstances in your life to get what you want or require for the next step in your unfoldment. Your only need is to consciously enter your co-creative relationship with the Universe. Surrender, trust, and open yourself to the intuitive guidance right within you and all around you — and watch your destiny unfold.
Michael Bernard Beckwith
There is vitality and peace in owning our life stories. I’ve done this on a deeper level the last 2 months. I continue to be called to celebrate my unique life. Not the one that I think I “should” be living but the one that is happening right here in this moment.
My destiny is unfolding (now…today) and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to rise up because I think it should/could be happening differently. These so called “challenges” are a part of my life’s work….my purpose. This excites me!
One of the big lessons I’m integrating more is seeing my challenges as stepping stones supporting my expansion rather than diminishing my Goddess life. We can either experience stress or growth. I am choosing GROWTH!
Lately, I’ve been keenly aware that I’m swimming in the unknown. Of course everyone is always swimming in the unknown but I’ve felt the ever-changing multifaceted layers of life in a more visceral way. There have been moments of hope, love, inspiration and also fear, fatigue and doubt.
And, now…from where I stand with some distance from the experience I chuckle because it’s the classic heroine’s journey. I’ve clearly been called to an adventure. Sometimes the call doesn’t feel like an adventure when you’re working with something like trauma, a loss or a health issue, but it is.
We can either choose to go on the adventure and trust it’s leading us towards our bliss or resist the call. Part of following our bliss is going into the storm…the dark night of the soul. When we willing go in and be with it all we realize it’s actually invigorating and not as scary as we might’ve thought. This doesn’t mean it’s always sunshine and unicorns. We all have to navigate the dark phases and battle our inner dragons and this takes grit and power.
We will be tested. Will we have the courage and the strength to stay on the path and answer the call? How can we choose joy as we navigate the terrain of transformation? Can we see it as a rebirth and call back the parts of our essence that may have been disowned?
We go through this cycle over and over throughout our lives. Each time we answer the call, do the work, deconstruct our fears we receive a gift to share with the world. We then, gain more fortitude to share our light because we’ve made the trek into the depths of our soul.
Even through the uncomfortable places I am finding so much to celebrate and honor…my power, resilience and love. The gratitude seems more poignant. Tears of joy and tenderness seem to fall more easily from my eyes. The dark is needed as much as the light. Dark doesn’t mean it’s bad it just means it’s dark. Just as the sun shines light during the day the moon shines in the darkness of the night. Embracing the totality of it all is the way of the Goddess.
Can we trust that it’s all happening as it should? Can we embody this quote from Byron Katie: Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.
What does it look like to breathe into our heart and know that we are worthy and cared for no matter what? Fully embracing the powerful journey as we move from a caterpillar to butterfly…a snake shedding it’s skin in order to continually grow…to start anew. Can we hold space for ourselves through it all? YES, I know we can! 🙂
I smiled this morning when I woke up and danced while singing: I am exactly where I need be!! Destiny she blesses me. This is the good stuff. This is where the magic and miracles happen. I must honor all phases as I integrate my whole self.
Sending much love to you on your heroine’s (hero’s) journey. May you continue to unfold, blossom and thrive as you rejoice in the fullness of your life!
P.S. Finding Joe is an awesome movie about the hero’s journey if you’re interested. 🙂