Maybe we learn how to walk, to struggle, to survive in order to remember. To have the strength to disconnect from the demands of society and create the space to step into Our Greatness...
We each bring our own magic into this world through our work, our love, how we choose to live and even how we conduct ourselves in a disagreement. It is through these choices that we create the space to listen, filter through what needs our attention and if they support our intentions.
For me, this has been a life-long process of going inward to sort through what was my truth and what was dysfunction or residual trauma. My healing journey has been like wading through a river. Initially, I was overcome by her power until I remembered to breathe and connect with the water, the bedrock, the air and the banks. I realized that I had a vital series of choices to make...I could stay in the space of being afraid and disconnected or I could be vulnerable and say yes to my happiness. This process is continuous...the choices we make all line up to create our reality. We have the choice to turn our struggles and traumas into our strengths.
Slowing down to see how the water's movement is shaped by her environment and how her momentum shapes the environment, we seeing our connections. We see how life is a domino effect; how we have the control over how we react to people and circumstances. We have the ability to shift where our energy is focused and thus taking a different path, creating a different reality for ourselves.
Pausing to learn how to move within the river so that she supports my crossing rather than hindering it, teaches me to follow my energy. This is how I create the space to remember what My Greatness is. It is through my life choices, my practices and my openness that I am able to continue to follow that energy. I allow my Self to focus on what nurtures me and enables me to embody being the best woman, mama and wife that I can.
the image above is from my first adventure in Zion National Park, about 16 years ago. The power of the desert awakened an energy inside of me I had never known and will always be grateful for her medicine...