I had to say a sacred no this week. It was a no for me, simply because of energy. I have become very protective of the energy that I allow in my space over the last few years, and it has completely expanded my life in so many beautiful ways. In the past, I would say yes to things that felt off. I would force myself to do it anyway, and it would always end badly. In the past, I had to figure out what exactly was wrong with the energy before I said no (which was an epic waste of brain real estate) but I no longer have to do this. I simply trust myself, and my intuition. Saying no, with grace, is a very important detail of self-care. When you say no, you create space. Space for the sacred yes.
Archives for April 2017
Personal growth is not linear. Sometimes it’s several steps forward, and then a few steps back. Sometimes it’s so many steps forward that you think “I’ve got it!” until you find yourself crashing back. Sliding into old ways of thinking. They can be sneaky, you can think that it’s reality, but it’s not. It’s simply your ego trying to keep you safe. Ego isn’t a huge fan of personal growth. It has been your trusted servant for so long, convincing you not to take the leap, not finish the song, not write the book, not to start the business, because it’s not safe! You will be ridiculed! People will say mean things! You’re not smart enough dammit! The ego wants you to be safe. But the soul. The soul wants you to grow, expand, take risks and evolve. Be who you were meant to be in this world. Shine. Allow. Expand. Honor the ego, thank it deeply for it’s service to you over the years. Then, simply choose something new. Slowly, your ego will mellow out, see that you mean business, protect you when you need it, even if it means not getting in your way, so you can grow through some of the hurt that will present itself. Keep going.