what's in the flow?
Balance and transformation are the themes of the moment!
Balance is not a compromise position. It is not mixing half of what serves us and half of what doesn’t and hoping that life will somehow work out if we focus on the brightness and high points.
Balance is founded on centering and grounding - bringing our attention and energy inward to our own center while connecting our human with this world which surrounds us.
Balance is becoming centered in the solid ground of wisdom. It requires time and presence to process integrate, release, and rest.
Fear seeks to pull us from our center, to pull us away from the solid guiding strength of wisdom. Fear seeks to pull us into itself and the shadow world where the ground feels unstable and thoughts get lost in circular paths that feed upon themselves.
Transformation is always with us.
Every moment offers a choice. Every moment leads to change. There is no standing still in the river of life. Choosing no movement still results in change because the river moves around us.
There are times when transformation moves beyond the incremental. For an individual, a community, a nation, a world.
We are in such a time as this. We came here for such a time as this.
Life will look different whether we remain in our rut or not. Whether we examine our beliefs or not. Whether we distractify, isolate, or numb. Or not.
We are here to create the future, not to retreat into the past.
We need to use our balance to move with the flow of the waves of change. Allowing change to happen to us. Allow change to happen through us.
We begin with the inner landscape of our heart. We start by examining the stories we tell ourself, the stories we believe. Many are not true. Many are hand-me-downs that no longer fit – if they ever did.
Releasing these old stories is one step. But only one step.
We must unearth our original stories as well as explore new stories. These are the stories of Who are you? and What is your why?
And, most essentially, we must begin to express our stories. We must come alive in our words, our actions, and our experiences. Not a shimmery façade to fit in or please others. But you. The you that lives beyond the mirror in the depth of your soul.
Transformation requires translating that internal landscape into the external world. You must be seen. Your voice must be heard. Your presence must be felt.
And this idea electrifies us. Perhaps with terror. Perhaps with excitement. Perhaps with both. But you wouldn’t still be reading if this wasn’t the pull of your heart.
Because. You came here to be.
Life is never still. Even at rest, our cells and molecules are always moving. Always changing. We are changing whether choose to or not.
So, choose. And choose. And choose again.
Your path will unfold with new stories and different parts of your ‘beingness’ will come alive in new ways.