There is a whisper on the wind calling to all of mankind, a battle cry of memories long forgotten and longing for reconnection of the human to the soul. Who have we become and who are we meant to be? We drifted off course for many years, our navigation system taking us farther and farther away from ourselves. A storm has been brewing starting as a light breeze and slowly churning the seas. Will we pay attention and shift, or sail blissfully into the storm and be caught unaware?
Elements presenting in our lives, in this now moment like the wind are picking up blowing harder to gain strength and momentum. The storm is the metaphor for our lives. Things are being churned up within us and we are forced to be still and listen. Truth is forcing its way into the corners of our awareness. We ask ourselves, “Who am I, why am I here and what path shall I take?” As our lives and way of being shift, awareness rises to the surface. The order of things is changing demanding a new way of being.
This time being gifted leaves nowhere to hide. Distractions are gone, forcing presence to our feelings and emotions long suppressed. Like the storm brewing an inner storm is rising longing to be seen and felt. Small cracks are forming in that perfected façade. Three months at home with bored children and a new job as a homeschool teacher can be trying. Living and working with your spouse can create stress, especially with the limitations of the SIP (shelter in place) in effect. Even the strongest will feel tested. Our glossy persona begins to fade into yoga pants and ponytails. Baking and eating becomes the highlight of our day or a trip to the grocery store. Masks are the latest fashion statement. We question everything and wonder if this is who we want to be and what the world is coming to.
Unhealthy coping patterns are right here at home. Maybe people are drinking a bottle or two and losing themselves in the process. There is another way of coping and it involves healing ourselves. The storm travels quickly leaving devastation in its path. The aftermath can be heart breaking but we are resilient, we always clear the debris and rebuild. This is what is being asked of us right now. Tap in and feel what is true for you. Take inventory of what is causing you stress and discomfort. Only you can choose to do something about it. Clear the field, let go of the resistance to truth, and make the hard decisions to change. There may be collateral damage to hearts and minds and a lot judgment from others, but you are not here to please them. You are here to save yourself.
The winds of change are here to rattle the cages and stir things up. They blow hard to clear the path for change, but the experience can be uncomfortable, stressful, and terrifying. This is the discomfort and stress you may be feeling. A sense that something is coming, but a rising anxiety grows with it. Now is the time to ask ourselves the powerful questions around who we want to be and how we want to show up in the world. We can change our minds and open our hearts. Turn inward and get curious around what your values are. Is your behavior and choices aligned with those values? The discomfort is the signpost, the place marker telling you to pivot and change. Do not judge it or fear it, move forward with strength and confidence.
We are programmed and deeply attached to fear. The what if scenario terrifies us however, what if change is bringing a better life? You have the power to weather this storm and rise above it. You are meant to be in this very moment to learn how strong and resilient you are. Now is the time to rise, to find your voice, to find yourself. Change your perspective and see what has been laid out before you, a grand staircase leading you back to your light, a reminder of what a powerful being you are. All that you have known is separation, all that you have known is competition, but what if you were enough all along? What if the goal was to find joy and open our hearts?
Separation is an illusion. We are here to be the fullest and greatest expressions of ourselves and through that we lend our essence to the collective on the planet. Everything we are choosing in this now moment matters. If you want to know the secret to creating impact, it all begins with you. Choose your destination and set sail with the wind at your back. As you continue to travel your path your light will shine, and others will follow. It is in this NOW moment that we hold the greatest power.