My road to this point in my life has been “unconventional” to say the least. At the tender age of almost 40, I am figuring out life lessons that most 20 and 30 year old have gotten. And that’s okay. It is okay for one reason and one reason only, and I think that Andrew Solomon said it perfectly in his Ted Talk, “People Are Supposed To Engage In The Life That They Were Meant To Live.” Which means, a person’s road to their career, relationships, finances, faith, health issues, is personally and uniquely theirs. When I heard that line, it had a profound affect on me. Yes, that is it! We are meant to engage in the life that is meant for US which means in order to be fully engaged and connected in our life we must cultivate the power, energy, and intuition that is unique to us.
Seems simple when hearing it in a TED talk but how do we put it in practice when the expectation, opinions, and concerns of others are in our space? When our history has shown us pain and suffering from taking a risk trusting our intuition? How do we follow our intuition when we feel so far removed from it? What we do is- we hold space for ourselves. Connecting to our intuition, feeling solid in our power, using our power not to harm others but in a way that benefits you and those around you takes a commitment to developing a balance of the mind-body-spirit. I often say that staying balanced within your faith while having emotional/physical balance is like training a muscle, it takes daily work. The good news the work is accessible to you at every moment.
- Five minutes of daily meditation and deep breathing will create a stronger connection to your intuition.
- Doing a round of forgiveness daily? (What I do is set an intention of forgiveness for those I am holding resentment and anger toward)
- Boundaries: For those who create shame, criticism and judgement in your life bless them and have a safe boundary with them.
- Gratitude: Having a gratitude practice helps affirms that you are exactly where you needed to be in your life’s journey.
- Lean in to Vulnerability: Brene Brown’s book “Daring Greatly” beautifully talks about engaging in your life while feeling vulnerable. Fantastic Read!
Let your light shine!!!