Even though I know that I am exactly where I need to be, that the universe has my back and that I am grateful for all that is…. I still have days, hours, moments where I AM NOT OK. Where I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders or like someone is sitting on my chest… possibly even a baby elephant to be quite honest.
Instead of worrying and beating myself up about it, I’ve decided to acknowledge whatever it is I am feeling, explore the fears or grief behind it and then simply let it be; because I can’t ‘fix’ it. Acknowledging and accepting that is is there, really feeling into how it makes me feel and then letting it be brings the power back to me.
It’s ok to be vulnerable, in fact there is so much beauty and power that comes with it. It brings about truth and connection, rather than fear and detachment. Think about it for a moment… as a simple example say you’re feeling vulnerable about your financial position. You tell your friend everything is ok and that life is fabulous, you go out for dinner and all you can think about is the fact that you can’t afford to split the bill (you’d rather just pay for what you ordered because times are difficult). Your mind is so preoccupied over dinner that your conversation is strained and you are disconnected, you’re laced with negativity and are basically seeping negative energy… you’re vibing low. How do you think your friend is going to feel?
Now, let’s say you opened up to your friend and you told her how you were feeling and that things are a little tough right now. Maybe you’ve even had a cry and let it all out. Letting it out releases the power it holds over you, the fear, and starts your time together from a place of honesty and connection. The dinner would be far more relaxed because there are no shadows pulling the energy down.
That’s not to say you you need to walk around telling everyone what’s going on. Start with having the honest conversation with yourself, and then anyone else you feel you need to as time moves on. Whatever it is that you need to acknowledge… if might be finances, your marriage, your partner, your job, or how you’re feeling about life.
Acknowledging, accepting and feeling into whatever it is that is getting you down removes the fear, the dark, the stories… and brings in the light, the truth and your empowerment.
With Infinite Love and Gratitude,