What are you carrying?
As we prepare to shift from spring, the season of planting new seeds and nurturing new growth, into summer, the season where you get to have a bit more fun and lighten up, it’s a good time to notice if there is anything still weighing you down.
I say this all the time - as we plant new seeds of intention, anything that doesn’t align with the life you want to create for yourself will come up for healing.
Take a moment today to tune into yourself.
But before you do, take three big breaths and make this promise to yourself:
“I will check in with the spirit of curiosity and the heart of compassion.”
There is no need for judgement. Only observation.
When we judge ourselves, shame ourselves or guilt ourselves for our felt experiences, we actually block the path forward for healing.
Healing occurs when we turn towards ourselves with kindness, love and grace.
OK, now that you are in the right space, let’s give this a try!
Is there anything that is burdening you right now?
Tune into your thoughts - what is playing on repeat?
Tune into your emotions - how are you feeling?
Tune into your body - where are you holding tension?
Tune into your Soul - are you carrying anything that does not belong to you?
Take note of what you are carrying. Are these things lifting you up or weighing you down?
If they are lifting you up that is great! Hang on to that. Cultivating more of those thoughts, emotions and sensations in the body are integral to finding your spark again.
If they are weighing you down, it might seem strange to hear, but that is great too. Great that you are able to bring into your awareness what is weighing you down. This is your Soul communicating to you either what isn’t in alignment with her OR lessons she came here to learn that will help her grow.
I am not going to tell you to “just do x, y and z” and magically everything will be better.
For example, you may read a social media post that says - just change your thoughts, or just have gratitude, or just forgive, or just put down that baggage and move on. As if it is that easy.
Maybe sometimes it works that way. But other times, maybe more often than not, there is a whole lot more to unpack!
I prefer to take the pressure off. To give myself some grace and to take my time. I’d like to give you permission to take this approach as well if that feels comforting to you.
The trick is in figuring out what the lessons are.
And lessons take time to learn.
Welcome to being human!
It is often a matter of learning a new skill, a new way of thinking or a new way of loving that is unfamiliar to us.
When we learn these new skills, THEN it is a heck of a lot easier to unload what you no longer need to carry with you.
The first step to finding your spark again is this - awareness.
We first need to be aware of what exactly it is that is asking to be unloaded.
What are you carrying?