Eventually it happens to all of us. Perhaps we set a goal like getting a job, finding a partner, having kids and we buried ourselves in the day-to-day. Each day stacked up on top of the next. A day, a week, a month, a year, 5 years, 15 years have gone by and you look up and wonder, How did I get here?
These are what I like to call WIDE OPEN moments. They happen when you slow down and take a look around. The thing about WIDE OPEN moments… they can be painful. It hurts to look around and see what you haven’t done that you wanted to, to see ways you gave yourself away to your job, to make your partner or kids happy, to make others like you. They require you to feel your heart.
We always have the power to change, to activate our feminine powers of creation and intuition to birth something new in the world and listen to our heart guidance to make different decisions, to not lose ourselves.
You see, there is only one of you.
Your purpose is to be the youest you you can be.
Create YOUR vision.
Follow YOUR inner guidance.
Awaken YOUR spirit.
We can’t let ourselves forget how incredibly important it is to live your purpose, to follow your dream, to create what we want. And yet it is so easy to slip into unconsciousness. It is a place of grey numbness.. but when we DO come back to those WIDE OPEN moments, it is like letting ourselves down again. Ugh. AGAIN I wanted to change, but didn’t have the courage, or sold myself out, or didn’t ask for help, or got so, so scared.
If you do the same thing you have done every year before, nothing will change.
The first step is choice. Choosing to do something different. Once you choose, you will have to choose again and again. Being You isn’t a decision you make once. (How nice would that be?) You have to make that choice over and over again, sometimes many times in 1 day.
It’s like my marriage to Tony. We’ve been married 13 years, together 17. When I walked down the aisle, I thought my commitment to the marriage was on that day in front of all those people. Wrong. My marriage has been built moment upon moment when I have made the choice to be with my husband. Moments when I hated him, moments when I hated myself, moments when I wanted to run away, moments when I was in so much pain, I wanted to leave him. Choices when it was rough.
So what choices are you making when it gets rough? What are you doing to be the Youest You? How are you reminding yourself of your spirit and heart calling? How are you choosing to live YOUR 1 great magical life?
As Martha Graham says:
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.
Share below. How are you Being the Youest You You Can Be? What is 1 courageous act you are doing to live your You-ness?