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Monday, September 29, 2014

Honoring Your Energy

The spiritual journey is filled with real challenges - lots of real life. It is doesn't bring you into the middle of where you live, where you love, where you fear, and where you most need to grow, then you're just side-stepping the real journey, and going along on some romantic notion of a spiritual journey.

Because the real journey is messy and full of unexpected twists and turns, and you can't possibly plan for all of it. You just can't have a contingency plan for what life might bring your way, and you're not supposed to. What you're supposed to do on the spiritual journey is pay attention.

  • What pulls you toward peace and contentment? 
  • What pulls you into chaos and struggle. 
  • Who do you feel energetic alignment with? 
  • What nourishes you and what drains you?
  • Who sees you as you really are, and encourages the best in you?
  • Where can you learn and grow?
Pay attention to how your energy resonates with the people and circumstances around you, because it's all about you use it, how you let others use (or misuse) it, if you connect it with G*d and elevate everything.

Because if you're in a situation or relationship that troubles you, then it's time to take a clear look around and see what needs to be done, what needs to shift, what needs to expand or contract or break apart or come together. It's not about finding one right answer, but it IS about finding yourself in the middle of all of it, and loving who you are so much that you don't get confused by the other stuff.

Love who you are so much that you can accept the mistakes and imperfections and all the places you don't yet know about yourself, but are working your way into, with patience and generosity, for yourself and everyone. Stay in that loving place even when it's hard, when it's ugly, when it's the hardest thing, because it pays off - loving yourself that much. Because ultimately it means you recognize the gift of who you are, what you've been entrusted with, and what you have to share.