The universe is showing you you're ready and you've been showing the universe you are too. What if it didn't have to be so hard though? What if this was just the little nudge you needed? One day you wake up and life as you know it is going to change. When at a crossroads, we have a choice: Surrender and lean in with trust, courage and faith or retract and resist the changes that are happening.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." -Maya Angelou
We can choose to resist these shifts and realignments or gracefully accept that the universe has greater plans for our lives. Plans to get you unstuck. Plans to ruffle your feathers. Plans to get you playing a bigger game. Because you're awesome, and you were never meant to be skirting around the edges of your dream life.
Instead of feeling threatened and scared, imagine seeing this situation as an opportunity for growth. Imagine if life was actually rearranging itself for your benefit. I wholeheartedly understand that the space between where you are and where you want to be is scary and overwhelming. And all too often this is why we choose the 'safe' path.
"When you embrace change with an open heart and mind, you take your power back from the fear."
I always thought I needed to believe in myself and THEN the stars would align and I would rise up and take my stage. What I really needed was to trust that I was enough. That soulful intuitive 'knowing' that I am on the right path. I needed to drop out of my head and into my heart.
Trusting yourself will take you places.
Trusting yourself will set you free from being a victim of your circumstances.
Fear will be there... and maybe, that's okay.
Connecting with your soul purpose will crack you open. Once you're on the path it's hard to go back to old paradigms. You don't want to-and so you let life shake you up + become the witness instead of becoming a victim to old ways of being.
You shed skin.
You rise up.
You take flight.
You are supported.
Even when you don't feel like it.
Even when you feel like your foundations are crumbling.
The universe is constantly working FOR you, not against you.
Right now, in this very moment, all your needs are met.
You will feel vulnerable.
You can choose the old fear based way of approaching a crossroads or the most expansive loving one- The one that is going to move you forward in the direction of your dream life.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ~ Brené Brown
Decision making need not be such a painstaking ordeal when we trust our internal compass. Create mental space for the answers to come. Stop trying to figure it all out now. Be gentle on yourself. At any given moment, you are doing the best you can.
Here are some potent questions to ask yourself when at a crossroads between old and new paradigms.
Is this decision:
Supportive of my future?
Enhancing /Energizing / Enlightening?
EXPANSIVE or CONSTRICTIVE?
EMPOWERING or DISEMPOWERING?
How do I want to FEEL?
What am I afraid of happening if I take the leap?
What are my priorities?
Are they in alignment with my values?
What would I do if I trusted myself and knew I could not fail?
Is this decision in alignment with my short term/long term goals?
"Change is not easy, but neither is staying stuck in a place you don't belong."
Faith is taking steps forward in uncertainty. It's knowing that you're still on the right path even though you may feel a little lost in the wilderness.
Faith is accepting that the timing can be completely right but rarely perfect. It is holding a potent vision in outstretched arms, saying, "I'm ready as I'll ever be!"
Sometimes to know that we are perfectly aligned with our souls purpose is enough.
Do you trust yourself to make the most expansive, empowering decisions for your future?
You are so much braver and stronger than you think you are. Remind yourself of how far you have come.
"Sometimes when things feel like they're falling apart, they may actually be falling into place. Change doesn't always feel comfortable. Consider it a way of guiding you to a new path. A new paradigm."
I don't know about you but there's been some pretty funky energy showing up lately that has tried to knock the wind from my sails. And you know, I've probably been making it worse by worrying about it and not trusting the flow of life.
When we are going through change, realignment and up-levelling, there is often a tendency to get caught up in our head, worrying + wanting to control outcomes. There is a desire to retreat back into our comfort zone, or what I like to call playing on the sidelines of life!
I thought I would share with you some things that have been helping me to keep showing up and trusting life. Instead of looking first to the external world to meet our needs, we must come back home to our intuitive guide. Start to become familiar with that soft inner voice inside of you. We all have one, and I guarantee it will not lead you astray.
Connect With Your Heart + Intuition:
When we are in tune with our heart-centre, our decisions can often appear irrational + illogical to an outsider. Some changes may look negative on the surface. The difference here is the intention behind the motivation. When we make choices from a place of love over fear. Instead of feeling fear when these shifts, voids + realignments occur, how would it be to know deeply that this space is being created for something new to emerge?
Change and uncertainty often go hand in hand. Lean into the resistance and fear. Simply allow it to be there without trying to change it. Let the Universe guide and support you. When we have connected with our intuition and trust that everything is unfolding as it is meant to, we can let go of the desire to control outcomes. It's about keeping peace within + not letting external stressors shake you.
Yes-- I understand this is often easier said than done! It is very likely that you have no idea how everything is going to sort itself out. And that, my friend, is totally ok! Do not waste your time trying to come up with plans and worrying about how it is all going to come together. Trust that it will be taken care of.
Surrender And Trust:
Stop resisting. This is what is causing your inner chaos. If you can just surrender + let go of trying to control the situation, things will feel a lot less painful.
If you are struggling with this, I want you to take a few minutes to focus on your breathing. Take deep breaths in, and as you breathe out say the words "I trust myself." Repeat this process as often as you like until you find yourself in a calmer state and trusting the flow of your journey. Feel the calmness envelope you with each breath out. Lean in and know that whatever you are going through will not last forever.
The truth is, we can never run out of trust, for it is always available to us, yet sometimes it waivers.
It waivers when we don't know how everything is going to work out.
It waivers when FEAR sets in.
But when you are working on a deep soul level, for the betterment of humanity, the desire to be of service, the call that must be louder and clearer than your fear.
I know you....
Your SOULPRINTS mission is BIG and it requires a lot from you.
We can draw on our own trust, but sometimes we need more.
A deeper level of support.
This is when we must rely on the endless supply of universal trust to carry us forward into new paradigms with courage, grace and poise.
Our internal compass encourages us to take bold risks + follow our feelings rather than our rational mind. The key here is to stop hanging out so much in your head. Drop into your heart. How does this feel? How do I want to feel?
"And you will find yourself on that road again, halfway between the life you left behind and the life you have not yet claimed. And for a moment, breathless, you will forget the destination, forget where you are going because your heart is ablaze, and the wind is in your hair now, and the world cannot keep up with you. You are too fast for this world, too alive to think about consequences. You have risked everything to ride on this road, risked ridicule and rejection and your precious reputation, but you have chosen life over death, freedom over approval, speed over stagnation. You have fallen in love with the unknown again. The destination will show itself, yes, a new life will rise, but first you must ride, guided only by some inner knowing, a little frightened, but in awe of your own courage."
- Jeff Foster
With Love, Light + New Paradigms,
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