I was reminded of something today, that gave me pause, made me reflect.
In the course of awakening to who we really are, in taking that journey inside, we come to a space where we see reality in a way that we never have before. How our thoughts are all connected. How every whisper or scream, every dream or fear, that we share...resonates. Our thoughts become words, our words become actions, and they affect the whole. Being that we are all connected, by these invisible threads that anchor us to each other, when one of us suffers, we feel it. When one of us sings their song of joy, we feel it. The way that we think and feel, is contagious in nature.
As we come to see, really see this, we can get lost in the ether. We can become fascinated, intrigued by the wonder of the true nature of things. We can spend so much time there, in that fascination, in that realization of how powerful and magical we are, that we miss the point entirely. To find your own voice, in a sea of opinions, thoughts, and dreams of others.
Don't get lost in your wildness. You are awake for a reason, you have a purpose. You have been given a gift, unique to you, and your purpose is to share it. To encourage, to inspire, to breathe light back into where there is darkness.
Come back to your passion. If you find yourself drifting, windsurfing on thoughts, dazzled by wonder, step back. Check in. What do you want? What are you here to do? Let those thoughts of others pass you by, they're not for you. You...are for you. And maybe there isn't one thing deep inside that screams to you. That's okay. Your gift is in your being. Be authentic, be you. Express yourself openly, honestly. Balance kindness and compassion for others with self-love and fearless passion.
My purpose is to empower women. To inspire you to reach inside and find the spark you may have lost, for whatever reason. And there are so many reasons. But it's in there. That thing inside that speaks to you and wants to push you forward. Honor it. Listen. It's a higher version of yourself trying to communicate to you, that you are exquisite. That you can do or be anything that you choose. You have a choice: you can sit and fester in your doubts, fears, lonliness, and stress...or you can explore within. Discover what you want, the world that you want to see, for us, now...and for future generations. What sort of world would you want to leave, if it were up to you? I'm sure it isn't one filled with doubt, fear, and regret. When I think about my little boy and what I want for him: I see a more peaceful world, unconditional love for humanity, passion and vibrancy for life, appreciation for beauty and the arts, and the freedom and opportunity to follow our hearts without fears of rejection and feelings of inadequacy. I want a world beyond the current paradigm of self-loathing, hatred, worry, condescension, and oppression. I want self-love for all people, love for our home, encouragement, hope, uplifting of each other, and freedom to soar.
These are big ideas, to be sure. And we might wonder...what can I do? Well, we can do a lot, individually, that affects the whole. We can wake up each day feeling grateful for another chance to align with our goals. We can feel love and confidence and passion rise up within, and go out into our little worlds to share it. With our co-workers, with strangers that we cross paths with, with our families and friends. We can BE all those things that we want to see. Small steps, subtle changes, can have great impact. Don't focus on changing the world, the whole universe. Focus on your part of that task. We are all inspired with our own visions, and that is for a reason. We all have different parts to play.
If you find yourself lost, floating in mystery, wonder, and the awe of being awake... Or if you find yourself beaten down, confused, and stuck... Know that there is a way out of your mindset. That's all it is. Change your thought patterns. In order to do so, in order to BE that which we want to see, we will be met with challenges, that are meant to strengthen us and give us more insight. Know that it's all connected, and all designed to help YOU reveal the true nature of yourself. If you are on the edge, about to fall apart, then fall apart. Let all the worry and fear and doubt out of you. Look at it, and learn from it. And get back to the core question...
What do you want? And BE that.
If you want respect, walk through your world with your head held high, and have the confidence to show others respect. If you want to feel love in your life, open your heart and let love out. Love up the world, share your glow. What you put out, you get back. If you remain in your cage, your self-made prison, you let your fears and doubts control you and keep you stuck. If you want a change, ask yourself for it. Find your courage, to break open your ideas and whatever thought patterns have led you to that place within your mind. Expect that you will be challenged. Know that you will face behaviors and realizations about your nature. We are all flawed, we are all learning. But want to learn, and you will. Embrace the idea of growing past your old definitions of YOU.
What do you want? You're allowed to want things.
I want to inspire you to awaken to the power of who you really are. I want you to know that you can open your mouth and make whatever changes you need to, to live out your goals and dreams. If the situation doesn't work, change it. If people in your circle refuse to grow with you, and would rather you stay in your cage, then guess what? You have a choice there, too. Know what you want, and focus your energy there.
Embrace your passion, without fear controlling you. You will be met with your fears, there is no doubt. But don't allow them to control you. Choose to be fearless, in becoming. And your daring, your shining brilliance, will be a light to those around you. Wake up, be your passion, and watch how the ripple spreads. Know your purpose, and know what you're working for. What do you want? What kind of world are you creating?
Be fearless. You have it in you. ❤️