It is our ego that creates limiting stories about why we can’t make enough money doing what we love, or that we’re not worthy of prosperity. As we recognize that these stories are simply thoughts and not the truth, we can gently let them go and return to our natural state of creativity, joy, and abundance. Remember that no matter how deeply you’ve buried your desires, they are a force of evolution and growth that can never be completely denied. You are here to fulfill a unique purpose in the world, and your desires are clues that lead you directly to the expression of your destiny. As you live your love and purpose, you will be held in the arms of abundance. You were born to deeply receive the abundance that is available to you in this universe. All that is required of you is to say “yes” and receive.
In the stillness of meditation, ask yourself: Do you feel connected to your passion? When you wake up in the morning, are you usually excited about your projects and plans for the day, or do you feel lost, bored, or stuck? If you aren’t doing what you love, what thoughts or beliefs are holding you back? What are you afraid of? Are you afraid to sit still? To breathe? To open? To remember who and what you are?
There’s so much love within each of us. Any questions you have about yourself, your purpose, your true passion, or what it is that’s going to feed your soul and set you on fire and light you up and excite you more fervently than anything else ̶ all the answers to these questions are inside you. If you’re willing to work, no one can stop you from healing. If you’re willing to see clearly, to keep your eyes open even when you’re confronted with your deepest pain and darkest shadow, to lean into the vulnerable places you possess and open yourself to them, receive them, embrace them, heal them, and dissolve them so that there is no longer any need for secrets, then no one can stop you.
So what is the door to your happiness, your peace, and your healing?
Awareness is the first step, but action is what’s needed if you want to see a shift happen. People often get stuck at the level of identification or insight, meaning that they can tell you in great detail why they are the way they are, but they can’t take it beyond that. Their past experiences explain and justify their current behavior…except they don’t, because there’s always space for growth and healing, and for free will and choice.
Healing requires courage, openness, honesty, and a willingness to not look away, even when you must stare at the center of your deepest pain. It also demands vigilance, especially when you detect unhealthy patterns in your life. Retraining yourself to feed a loving voice and starve any tendencies that make you feel less than, or unworthy of being, loved. We are always in process. Knowing yourself well is a gift that makes it possible to “catch yourself” sooner, so you can make healthy decisions based on how things are, and not how they once were. The important thing is to move forward with love and trust, even when the road is dark and it seems that you are traveling with no map.
I really hope you find the determination and courage to head toward the door of healing ̶ the door that will help you dissolve those long-held stories about who you should be. I hope you become more intimately reacquainted with who you really are. When you heal yourself and open up to all that love within you, you will shine brightly as the person you were born to be, freely sharing your gifts and spreading your true essence of love with everyone you meet.
Sending you much love and light.