A Sincere Reflection…

I feel as though something in me has broken open.

I don’t know if it’s my body beginning to heal, my sparkle coming back, an invitation from God to expand my perspective, or all of the above, but whatever it is, I can feel myself breaking open.

And it is invigorating.

This week, I found myself at the beach a lot.

As I strolled up and down my little section of the shore,
I listened to the sounds of the ocean.

I watched how the waves danced along the sand.
I followed the birds as they glided inches above the water, looking for fish.
I looked out to the sky and the clouds and the horizon ~ and somehow, it looked much bigger to me than ever before.

I’ve walked this beach many times before, but the expansiveness had never felt so profound.

And all at once, I was filled with peace, patience, goodness, purpose, wonder…
An assurance of my journey and a rush of faith now felt like a strong river flowing right through my heart.

And I became still. And submissive. And trustworthy.

I breathed it in, and it sort of felt like something in me had just… released.

After feeling so strange and almost flat for so long, once again, my insides filled with wonder.
Life began to feel open and wild and full of opportunities again.

Living with an open and spiritual heart has always been important to me, and I so check in with myself often to see if I’m where I belong.

And for the longest time, I felt different… sort of flat and closed off.
But I never stopped praying and visualizing and setting my intentions to become open once more.

And now, a door has swung open, and I am walking through it.
I feel connected. I feel stronger. I feel light.
And it feels so. good.

And with this, I say to you:

Do not lose hope. Keep setting intentions. Meditate. Pray.

Do whatever it is you do to keep your connection… and keep your perspective beyond just your own little world. It’s okay to fall into seasons where we retreat inward, but don’t get stuck there.

When we refocus our energy upward and outward, as opposed to downward and inward, that’s where the doors open.

That’s where resonance happens.

That’s where the magic lies.

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GROWTH

#growth ~ “Fall in love with becoming the very best version of yourself.” (Unknown)

Every new day, we have an opportunity to work on a super cool project: the project of becoming the very best versions of ourselves. In order to be able to work on that project, we have to allow ourselves to fully open up to every possibility of Growth. Growth can (and should) become our best friend. Sometimes we’ll get mad at Growth because it’ll hurt like all heck. Sometimes, we’ll love and adore Growth because we will immediately see the ways in which it’s our ally. But most of all, we must be patient. It takes a while for Growth to do its thing, and while that’s happening, we have to (genuinely) be willing to accept whatever comes across our path and interpret it as a lesson and a teacher.

Working our way to the very best version of ourselves will take patience, time and lots of revamping. The very best version of myself is not version 1. Or version 2 or 3. But if I allow Growth to be my best friend, and take the time to be my own greatest fan and encourager, the best version of myself can be me, right now: version 2468. And then, I can keep topping myself. Version 2469 will be even stronger.

Take the time to sort through what’s inside of you… and learn to love it because you love yourself, and you love working on your own journey. Take an imaginary machete and clear out what needs to be gone. Make space for new things. Good things. Your interior environment is your reality. Plant ideas, dreams, passions, and principles. Tend to them. Get down and dirty and become one with them. Becoming the very best version of yourself can become your most favorite project ever. 💪

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