What a beautifully chaotic time we are living in. I know that many are struggling at this time. Struggle is part of the process. We are entering into a global and personal cleansing. Life is not meant to be “easy”, but it is meant to be lived… All of it. The perceived good, the perceived bad. Everything we move through happens so that we can engage this life experience fully. We are all experiential beings. We live in this wonderful 5 sense reality and we are being stimulated with greater frequency.
Right now our stability is being tested. The ground is not as firm as it use to be, and that is okay. When we have things taken away from us (jobs, health, money) we are given a chance to move into gratitude. The same people who use to complain about their jobs prior to the government ‘shutdown’ are now in a different relationship to those jobs. Another thing that is being offered is the chance to rise above the moment, to tune into your other gifts, and to create a new experience. Nothing is really as stable as it seems. As a yoga instructor I know that I am just an injury away from not being able to teach a hardcore yoga class. I’ve had that tested, and learned to adapt. We can look at these challenges as opportunities or we can look at them as life pooping on us and sulk away. I am not saying you shouldn’t feel the emotions that are coming up, just don’t get trapped into the limitation spirals. Sit with the entirety of the experience. What is coming up for you emotionally, spiritually, mentally? What are you resisting? What needs to be loved in this moment? What needs to be put on a shelf?
I think too often we as a society get too busy to say a simply thank you to the wonder and mystery of our experience. We’ve learned to take things for granted, and too often do. Now is the time to find gratitude for all things big and small. Find gratitude in your struggle. It is the sandpaper that is shaping you into something wonderful.
You are Loved. You are Beautiful. You are Divine.
Michael A. Brazell