|“You can either waltz boldly onto the stage of life and live the way you know your spirit is nudging you to, or you can sit quietly by the wall, receding into the shadows of fear and self-doubt.” ~ from my beautiful friend, gift from God and angel throughout this time in my life, Oprah Winfrey
Our own fears, acquired beliefs and limited self concepts can block us from the most amazing potential and miraculous life that is calling to our hearts. Ancestral imprinting is carried forward into our own lives even if it not longer has relevance. The fear is there to hold us tight and keep us small. It is our glass ceiling. We all know how to sabotage subconsciously and to get in our own way of breaking through the glass ceiling. We remind ourselves how much safer it is to cuddle under a fuzzy blanket than to open our vulnerable hearts to the world. However, angels remind us that he sky is wide open when we align with our soul purpose…. and the sky is safer when we fly.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all deeply for your unwavering support. The past two years have opened up a deeper understanding to the feelings generated by support and by hostility. These are primal archetypes that live in the human collective psyche. The fear of betrayal has been deeply ingrained in our generational state of being. Even though it may not be real in the present, the deep sense can so easily be triggered by present circumstances. The mind goes: “Oh THAT is not safe!”. We know what types of agendas take place in the earth realm, and we hide our light to avoid the danger of shining. If you are sensitive and empathetic you will have an understanding based on the generations of mistreatment that have lead up to our modern lives. Things that shine sometimes attract shadows.
Something in our soul memory perpetuates the awful feeling of being hated, as if an ancestor or loved one from a lifetime ago was burned at the stake, or ostracized for stepping forward into a rigid social milieu with their personal truth. This memory is deeply imprinted in our collective psyche, and has kept people silent and afraid for many generations. Geeeesh and oh my… oh my, I felt it very personally.
What if that paradigm is ending? We are all being supported by the universe, and by each other, to reclaim our voice. We may have allowed our old collective programing to wake us up way too many times in the middle of the night. Yup, that was me. Yet, the new programs have taken root. They are growing stronger every day, bringing support, care, and trust. Thank you , dear God! It is time for us to feel safe in bringing light to others.
Miracles happen when we keep up and align with our purpose at this time of serving humanity. The time has come to take stock of and celebrate those miracles. The new age is about giving and helping the world. And when we do so we experience fulfillment far beyond the old paradigm that congratulated those with power, wealth or status. We are now in the age of Aquarius. Fulfillment today comes from genuine alignment of the inner core of our beings. The inner truth of you, with the outer expression of you!
In my life I have been witnessing these miracles, and I so love it. They are not the motivation. Trust is. They are the result of staying simple, surrendering to the infinite, and trusting that one’s inner grace is divine. As a teenager I was attracted to the bright smiles and beauty of the models on the cover of mainstream magazines. Weren’t we all? The beauty was compelling. As I grew and moved on to teaching I began seeing that beauty in others as a gift to humanity. Sometimes my ego would creep in, but my practice (sometimes a looooong practice) would bring me back to my heart, again and again. Sometimes I felt so invisible, and knew it was because I myself was hiding in my glass box with shutters all around.
How profound it is to shake and shift and then see myself on the cover of a national magazine. Here I am on the cover of Yoga Journal’s September issue. It feels like an absolute miracle.