Happy Summer Everyone!
Hope this finds you enjoying it in whatever way that is for you.
This morning as I was warming a cup of bone broth and contemplating things, my brain was was doing its usual wrestling with life's little or big ups and downs. I quickly recalled some words I had read earlier this morning that had resonated with me in a deep way. I played with how words can really help to move things we can get stuck on and how I will need to make a mental note to talk about this point tonight at my Art of Allowing Workshop. I thought of how I would share how it resonated with me. My brain immediately was like, "That will make me look vulnerable, like I don't have my crap together."
Ahhhhh. Today's blog. Ready?
I have been doing the Art of Allowing group and heart opening meditations for over a decade now. Do I have the perfect life? No. No I don't. I don't have the picture perfect world we all have stuck in the back of our heads that we try to measure ourselves to. I do, however, have a wonder filled life. It is filled with great friends, family, lifestyle, and more.
Here's my point. Sometimes we get it in our heads, me included apparently, that if we do our meditations, journals, yoga, breathing etc., that our lives will be perfect. Some teachers may even go so far as to say such things. Nothing can be further from the Truth. It is a simple fact that we are here on this planet living our third dimensional lives where stuff happens. It does. The reason I encourage you to find a practice that works for you and to stick with it now when things are good, is because when the crap hits the fan you won't have time to figure it out. It's going to be a lot harder to find your Faith, Trust and Self Love in those moments.
Simply put, you will always have those moments but having done the work before hand will make all the difference in how you handle it. How you let it effect you. And that can kind of make you look and feel like you got the perfect life.
Gwen Peterson is the Mentor of Insights and Illuminations//Helping others to refocus, re-energize and recreate their lives. In addition to this work Gwen is the Founder of Spiritual Communities Network//a global community of Teachers and Seekers of Spiritual growth with classes and events held virtually and locally and leads the Naples FemCity Collective//Supporting business women with that Soul connection. She has been featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine. To learn more about Gwen, her classes or SCN, visit: Insights and Illuminations, Spiritual Communities Network
This is the space where I like to journal the messages that come to me from my meditations and Insight Cards. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.