For me, #spirituality is like a partnership with an all-encompassing energetic force, a friend I’ve never met, who connects us all. Through this relationship, I get to examine my own capacity to trust and believe and have faith, while co-creating and choosing my own adventures in the #Labyrinth of life. And just like in the 80s movie of the same moniker (who doesn’t love David Bowie in Labyrinth?! I was TERRIFIED by this movie as a kid, btw), "it's further than you think, and time is short." There are going to be gifts, adventures, challenges, opportunities, good forces and bad. I finally know down to my bone marrow that I am the only person who gets to decide how my experiences shape me. Will I let them help me expand and grow and blossom and soften? Or will I let them make me hard and scared and small? My faith and my spirituality help me do the former.
Each time we choose love over fear, we get more peace, forgiveness, joy and healing. We get connectedness. We get to see things as they really are.
Each time we choose fear, separation, anger or egoic pursuits, we get the “pleasure” of working through what we have chosen. Spoiler alert: these are most of the shit shows I’ve gotten myself into over the years. The seemingly wrong relationships, jobs, or roommate situations were perfectly aligned with my ego-based pursuits and p.s., they sucked.
I talk often of my Big 4 consulting days. I'll never forget when I chose a project that was in the middle of Minnesota, in November, because it was a "diamond client, which will put you on the fast track and help you get promoted early." These words are in quotes because this is what I was told. My ego was salivating. What instead wound up happening were SEVERAL life lessons around health, wellness, unsuccessfully avoiding the flu while flying back and forth between LA and Minneapolis every week for 5 months in the middle of the winter, understanding what I did NOT want to do for a living, and a few lessons around driving in the snow and scraping ice off a windshield while in a suit and heels. Not that fun. And I didn't get promoted early either, for the record.
So of course when I grew spiritually and did the work, those types of opportunities seemed to dissipate. They fell away because they were no longer an energetic match with me. It's not to say that new challenges didn't arise, but they felt different. Like I could handle them, because I was stronger. Supported. Held.
Asking the Universe for insight, guidance, help, magic, beauty, ease is only part of it. I know it will bring me everything that I seek that is aligned with my highest self. And I've learned that the Universe will also bring me all of the other things that I subconsciously believe - which is where the work really comes in. When we understand our own patterns, beliefs, survival tactics, blind spots - and then measure and address them - and then choose new thoughts, patterns, beliefs - we can start to change. And I'll say it again y'all... when we change our perspective, the world around us changes.
I promise to write more about reprogramming our subconscious minds and some easy tools for how I do it on the regs. More to come! ✨
But for now, we're in Cabo for our 2nd wedding anniversary and it's lunch time and mama's craving some guacamole. Andale!