I feel like I’m ripening for a deep dive inward. I’m not exactly sure what that looks like in every detail. I know it will involve a lot of trust for what unfolds and what my body and spirit call for. It will involve cleansing both internally and externally. I feel a need to get very clean with my diet for a while. My body is asking for fresh, living, vibrant foods and a lot of ferments to replenish my gut. Cleanse and rebuild is the theme here.
There will likely be a lot of yoga and meditation, more than routine. I feel a calling to get in deeper alignment with my business and life mission. I sense a crystal clarity gently and gradually surfacing. I have to fight my impatience to have all the answers drop in at once. Patience is not my strong suit so I know it’s an appropriate lesson for me at this time.
Though I strive to live the lifestyle my mind and body thrive on, it’s not always easy in ‘real’ life. My partner supports my life choices in theory, but he also struggles with a lifetime of less than ideal eating and life habits that aren’t so easy to walk away from.
So much of our lives revolve around food rituals, which in itself is a beautiful thing, but unfortunately, too many of these rituals incorporate foods that aren’t so body supportive. Rewarding good behavior with candies, cookies and other confections is our culture’s language of love. Going to a movie? Need to have popcorn! Someone’s Birthday? Who’s baking/ordering the cake?
You get the picture. I’m living in the same world as you. I know the never ending battles of taking the roads less traveled. But I can usually manage a period of radicle clean and fight off the ceaseless temptations of addiction when I know it’s only temporary.
With all my knowledge, I’m still all too human and fall for the easy path far too frequently. But somehow I feel like I’m stepping into my next evolutionary shift. Like it’s going to get easier to follow and blaze my own trail. I’m finding so many others alongside me now. It’s so important to have community in this journey. No one can do it all alone.
I hope you realize, this is what it’s all about. It’s a progressive evolution. It’s not a destination of excellence we arrive at. It’s a continuous unfolding, a never ending flowering that becomes more beautiful with each new petal revealed. It’s an eternal dance of transformation. Start where you are. Don’t let the illusion of perfection derail you or discourage you from even starting. If you crash and burn, be the Phoenix who rises from the ashes time and again.
It’s in the striving that the true richness of life is experienced. It’s what we do, what we’re here for. Even someone whose life may seem like a total waste has made some kind of progress in this lifetime, no matter how small. They may have contributed to the progression of someone else’s life or to life on the whole. We just can’t know. We don’t see it ‘all’ from our tiny vantage point and limited perceptions.
We are so small and, sometimes, seemingly insignificant and yet we are so profoundly important to everything. This is something I hold in my knowing.
It’s so much more exquisite when you take part in the evolution, consciously choosing your life and living your fullness. I choose to have faith in my next steps. Choose to believe Magic and Love are guiding the way, holding my hands. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be all roses and ease. But it does mean it’s going to be another adventure full of learning and growing and living.