The theme this week has been coming up strong. This week has asked you to sit, connect with spirit, and listen. There have been two major elements for people to address this week.
The first is avoidance, particularly in regards to fear and shadow side work. We don't always intend to avoid the shadow side and its associated fear but it's natural when something is scary and intimidating that our instinct is to want to bypass it. Part of the reason you are being asked to sit with spirit is the need to face your fears rather than trying to skirt them. As long as you suppress or deny fear it maintains its grip on you and it will increase over time. As soon as you sit and face it, the grip can release. The saying I teach in my workshop is: Entertain the worst to have the best. You can't break through into your best case scenario if you aren't first willing to acknowledge the worst case scenario. It's completely liberating, as once you state your biggest fear out loud, it's no longer something to avoid but to embrace. What are you afraid of? Speak aloud the worst case scenario you've been trying to avoid, thereby taking the power away from fear, and reclaiming it in faith. Then move into your best case scenario. Life is most often going to land you somewhere in the middle. If something isn't right for you then why would you want it to drag on? Be willing to release your judgment that there is a good or bad way for things to play out and trust in what the universe delivers. Remember the eternal truth: If it's not this, it's something greater.
The other aspect this week has asked you to acknowledge any lack of initiative. One of the things I've always loved about Elliott is that he has so much general knowledge. I joke that he's my walking encyclopedia. When we first met, I'd always ask: How do you know that? And he'd say: I was just curious so I looked it up and learned about it. So simple yet so profound. It's that one small step between being curious about something and then taking the initiative to look it up and learn it. After recognizing this in him I would catch myself wondering about something and realizing how often I would just remain in wonder. So I changed that, and even if I'm busy I now make note of my question or curiosity so I can remember to research it later. Let's say you're a parent and your kid asks you a question, and like so many things in life you might not know. What a great opportunity to instil a good habit of sitting down and learning together. People's unwillingness to learn is most often attributed to a laziness or stemming from a disempowerment and a lack of self-trust: the belief that someone has information you don't, that someone else has your answers, or you just aren't that invested. This is why my work is aimed at increasing self-connection, trust, awareness, and empowerment. I want to help people break the habit of constantly reaching outside of themselves, and to redirect them so that going within is always their first instinct.
Moving forward, pay attention to what you wonder about and then make a note so you can take initiative and further explore as opposed to just forgetting about it. And where you resist, persist! Embrace that fear and show it who's boss. Fear can become your friend and work for you instead of against you. You will be surprised at how quickly you can find peace. And you will be grateful for how the smallest bit of initiative will develop your confidence and self-connection.
Sharing current energy themes to give you insight and guidance for the week.
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