There is a whisper on the wind calling to all of mankind, the battle cry of memories long forgotten and longing for reconnection of the human to their inner being. Who have we become and who are we meant to be? Mankind has spent so much energy on the pursuits of riches and power, drifting off course, their navigation system taking them farther and farther from core values of connection, collaboration, and unity. Somehow power and separation are prized more than humanity. It seems we’ve been sailing blissfully away from ourselves and a storm is brewing. It started as a light breeze and slowly churned the seas.
Responding to the elements the wind picked up blowing harder gaining strength and momentum. The storm is the metaphor of our lives. Things are being churned up within us and we are forced to be still and listen. Truth is forcing its way into our awareness, truth about what we are doing, does it add value to our lives, what is important? The question begs to be answered around who we are, why we are here and what the path forward looks like. As People’s lives and way of life shift, awareness rises to the surface. All of us adapt and align now with 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 form in that perfect façade. Months at home with bored children and 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.
We can no longer hide from our unhealthy coping patterns because they are right here at home with us 24/7. Maybe they are losing their appeal. Perhaps there’s another way to be, but what does that look like? As the storm travels it moves quickly leaving devastation in its path. The aftermath can be heart breaking but we are so resilient we 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 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 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. It blows 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 who you are. The discomfort is the signpost for you, the place marker telling you to pivot and change. Do not judge it or fear it. The emotions are doing their job.
We are programmed and deeply attached to fear. The what if scenario terrifies us. What if change is bringing you a better life? What if you have the power to weather this storm and rise above it? What if you are meant to be in this very moment to learn how strong and resilient you are? Now is not the hour to give up, nor is it the time for fear. This is the time to rise, to find your voice, to find yourself. Flip the perspective and see what is being 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. There is no competition or separation, that is an illusion. We are here to be the fullest and greatest expressions of ourselves. We somehow lost our way believing hurtful comments and attaching to feelings of shame or being less than. Don’t you see, this is all an experience for soul growth and it has brought us to this now moment? The veils are thinning, the truth is easier to see even if we choose not to see it. It’s there, right in front of us. We are being asked to cleave everything from our existence that no longer resonates with our core values and beliefs, everything that doesn’t support our inner being must go. People, jobs, things we’ve long been attached to that have not been in alignment must be released to set us free to go higher. Will you continue to sacrifice yourself and live a life at your own expense? It’s not sustainable. Be bold, be daring, and find courage to be the person you were born to be.