The last two years have been exhausting in a lot of different ways. The outside world is experiencing a major reset and we are simultaneously experiencing internal resets too. With so much going on within and without, it's very easy to become overwhelmed. Shift your focus to be in flow with the changes happening on our planet and within yourself, and you will feel much lighter. Trust me, I know.
born in a rush.
I was born December 28th, although my official due date was January 28th. My mother went into labor with me on the 26th of December, and was in the hospital for three days, until I was finally born at 8:18 pm on the 28th. I like to joke that my soul remembered my mission here, and simply couldn't wait to be born so I could get to work.
What's funny though is that I was in a rush to be born, yet took three days to actually arrive. Funny for me, maybe - not my mother. Sorry, mom!
All this time, I thought that maybe I was in a rush to get to work, but then felt anxious as the time actually approached for me to make my entrance. Maybe I was worried about the state of the world. Maybe I was getting cold feet because I knew what I would be dealing with. Who knows, really?
My birthday was just three days ago, and I had a big old "Tower Moment," on the eve of my birthday. I was sitting on my patio the other day, talking with Spirit about why I struggle being in the present moment, and why for as long as I can remember, have I always wanted to get to the Next Thing.
Spirit answered by reminding me how I came into this world. They pointed out to me that even prior to my birth in the physical realm, I couldn't wait to get to the Next Thing, and they have been trying to teach me ever since the value of surrendering and moving with the flow of life.
I was blown away by the realization that this is something I have struggled with since the moment I chose to reincarnate here. I knew it was challenging for me to stay present; I just didn't realize how long I have been learning this lesson. This is the year where I will master flowing with life.
flow with me.
I figured if this is something I am struggling with, it may be something you are struggling with too. Our minds want to know all the answers and figure everything out. The mind is searching for security, and it thinks by knowing all the answers it will obtain that. But the truth is, even if you had your entire life's itinerary in your hand, would you believe that things were going to play out exactly like that? No, probably not.
The heart is always encouraging us to move into love and lean into surrender. The heart trusts us and more importantly, trusts Spirit. The heart's main goal is to experience love in all its forms. It knows that everything will always work out in the best way possible; the way it's meant to. The heart doesn't care about the details - it only cares that we are giving and receiving love, and experiencing joy and peace often.
This is where challenges arise. The heart wishes only to love, the mind is trying to figure things out. The heart knows the answer is love and trust, the mind is desperately seeking answers. The heart is secure by choosing love and trust, the mind is after a false-sense of security. When these two energies clash, we can end up making choices based on fear, saying things we don't mean, or never being fully immersed in our present moment.
finding your flow.
I know it sounds too simple, but all you have to do to flow with life is make the decision to do so. The rational mind wants specific steps and an outline of what flowing looks like, but it's really just a conscious choice to move into trust and surrender, dropping resistance and staying present.
When you find yourself feeling anxious or can't seem to stop the chaotic thoughts circling around and around in your head, drop into your heart space. Remind yourself that love is always the answer. Know that Spirit has a plan, and to be in alignment with your destiny, you only have to get out of your head and into your heart.
It may feel challenging to begin surrendering and moving into your heart as you first get started. You are accustomed to overthinking and trying to figure everything out. But the more you move into your heart and choose to trust the process and timing of your life, the more you will feel a sense of inner peace. Soon, you will find it easier and easier to get into that state of alignment, surrender, and peace, because you know you will feel a lot better if you just drop the anxious thoughts and ground yourself in your present moment.
You may be thinking, "Well that's great and all, but what about when I really do have to make a pressing decision right now and I don't feel like I have time to surrender and trust?" Great question.
Listen, the Universe/Spirit is always working to bring you your desires. When you know your heart, and know your authentic self, it becomes easier to make quick decisions, too. So, begin the practice of centering yourself in your heart space now. That way, when you do have to make a quick choice, you can easily discern between what your heart (love) is telling you and what your head (fear) is telling you.
That being said, the head is not a bad place. We just need to reprogram ourselves to be more heart-based, as opposed to letting anxiety and fear make decisions for us. There is value in anxiety and fear, as they show us what isn't working for us. We need to find balance between taking into consideration what our head is telling us and listening to our heart. Only then will we be able to make the absolute best decisions for us.
"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu
ring in the new year.
I hope this post has brought you some comfort as we begin the new year. 2022 is going to be very powerful and it is bringing a lot of new energy into our lives. There may be shifts and changes, but it is all meant to be. When you find yourself feeling worried, remember what we discussed here.
You truly have no reason to fear. Choose to believe that everything is working out to serve your highest good and lean into love and surrender. You have the power to thrive, no matter where you are or what you are experiencing. I believe in you.
Have a blessed and beautiful 2022.
Love and light,
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