Tending to the soul requires patience and compassion towards self, in ways we are quick to dismiss. It is a movement of ‘down and in’.
To struggle or find oneself in perpetual states of drama is a doorway into greater awareness. Yet we slam the door and remain in the perceived ‘stuckness’ of the moment; sometimes, this deepens the cavern of feeling we find ourselves held in.
There might be a tendency to retreat or to avoid being with the sensations, thoughts, or feelings arising, and yet this is the exact point of power we must reclaim. It is in these very moments that weave the greater tapestry of our lives.
The choices made while in the depth point us to recognize a personal level of responsibility for the conditions of our lives. To be clear, this is NOT the same as law of attraction thinking and “what have we created in this” it is here we are, and what will we make of this going forward?
Shame does not propel or inspire, it restricts, confines, and harms.
It is healthy to look within and ask, what do I wish to create from this? Because perhaps if I could experience this, then maybe there are more desirable results I could also move toward.
Intentionality and presence are the ingredients that work wonders- though they are not magic, from the outside, they appear to be when someone practices them with determination.
This becomes the medicine of the hero, the ‘boon’ to share with others.
The gifts of the boon are powerfully inspiring to those who witness this reclamation of power- they will ask you to show them the way, which is always…..in.