Awakening to the truth,
The dreamer inside
lives the dance.
The love of the Self
will always be,
As the art of grace
rekindles the fire.
For a very long time, I felt like something was missing from my life. No matter how many workshops I went to or how much exploring I did of the Self, I could not shake this feeling off that seemed to plague my very existence. I was left with the sense that everyone else around me was doing much better than me and seemed so much more together than I was. It is something that really comes up within me now and again to this day and affects everything I do and how I interact with others. Although I know this is not my truth, it doesn’t always stop it from coming up in my life even in moments where I feel immense joy and appreciation.
I was very fortunate to be amongst some amazing women over the weekend and being able to share with them and dance in the sacredness of the feminine helped to remind me that it is absolutely ok to show up as I am. However I was feeling and whoever I was being in that moment was enough and will always be enough. It’s amazing to me that no matter how much I have learnt over the course of my journey, how easy it is to forget. That is the thing about being on such a path, there is no end. It is a process for sure. It takes us to places that if we are courageous enough to enter, the unknown will speak to us and move us higher and higher. There is a strength there. There is a powerful vulnerability that is revealed.
I have come to realise that I do not need to be fixed or be in a certain place or reach a certain goal to move forward. To be born as human beings is such a miracle in itself and when I think of that, it makes me wonder ‘how can this not be enough’. We are all growing and moving together. Sometimes in different ways since we are all unique with different blueprints of what we came here to do (or rather be). Nevertheless, it is always good to remember that to move forward, the key to it all is to simply be ourselves. We hold that key in our hearts, and we can open up to let that love expand and enrich our lives in every way and with every person we meet.
To love is to give.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
(Clarissa Pinkola Estés)
Do you have a deep yearning for something more in your life? I often think about what it means to have desires and dreams of such magnitude you wonder how you will ever do it. To achieve the impossible may seem impossible at first. It may seem so far away from where you are that you dismiss it many times over. However, if it keeps coming back to you, then it’s time to stand up and take note.
Our soul calls us in different ways and desires and dreams are but invitations to places inside of ourselves we never knew existed. Other situations may be less desirable to you and that is the time to stand up and listen even more. It could be something old that keeps re-appearing or similar patterns that keep emerging through people and events. Whatever you may feel around these situations, always honour how you feel about them. Let it all emerge in its entirety. Let it fill you up to new ways of discovery. They are all but messages back to who we truly are. Underneath those layers and patterns is the Truth of Self. There is a Wildness that needs no name, nor a reason to tame. Only trust.
“To take the world into one’s arms and act towards it in a soul-filled and soul-strengthening manner is a powerful act of wildish spirit.”
(Clarissa Pinkola Estés)
May you Spirit remain Wild.
In love and light,
There is beauty
in so many unrecognised places.
It’s a different beauty than
what you find in magazines,
where the faces all become the same
page after page.
Neither is about shapes or fabrics
or cut or colour.
Beauty is how you invite people
into your life and your heart no matter what;
it’s when you laugh or cry with your whole self
just because that’s how you feel.
Beauty is the way you move
when you think no one is watching
and you forget the shadows
of “should” and “supposed to”.
Beauty is courage, energy, hope, and grace.
Beauty is you –
just the way you are.
– Sue Gillies-Bradley –
I came across this poem and I think it speaks for itself. I wanted to share it with you and follow on from last week’s post in dedication to all women. There are so many facets to a woman that is far greater and richer to what is portrayed in the media. It is a place where there is no competition or rivalry; only support and connection. It is place that exists beyond time and space, where you are able access more of who you are.
When you receive the love of a woman, you allow the Divine mystery to melt your heart. You become open to all there is and life is never the same again. You find strength in places you never thought possible. You find magic in vulnerability and tap into an energy that let’s your true power shine. Centred in the feminine, it is a place of empowerment and YOU shall remain.
In love and light,