In every moment of you life, have you a choice to make.
Are you choosing out of love or out of fear?
Love God, love yourself, & love others OR
fear God, fear yourself and fear others.
And this choice comes down to even "insignificant" things all the way up to the major things that impact our lives.
Am I choosing to wear this because I am in fear of what people will think of me if I wear what I really want to wear? Or do I just love myself regardless of what people think, and wear what will make make happy?
Am I responding to that person's political post on Facebook in aggression and defense because of the fear of our differences? Or can I see past the "humanness" of everyone and love them more, especially because of our different opinion?
Do I live in fear that my partner is going to change his mind and put all of my worth in the success of the relationship? Or do I take advantage of every single moment I have to love him fully and know that I am full and complete regardless of the circumstances in my life?
Do I view the traditions and rules of religion as the only option to please a vengeful God whom I believe is displeased with me regardless of what I do? Or do I know and trust that the Creator of the Universe exists only as love and I desire to know Him in a way that feels empowering and nourishing to my soul?
And I can list thousands of other examples.
Just remember that in every single moment, in every conversation, with every person you come into contact with, with every challenge, with every trauma, with every victory or celebration, you have the option to respond in fear or in love.
I believe that if we desire to make a shift in our culture and our world we have to stop fighting fear with fear.
We have to step into the power that comes when we fully embody LOVE.
When we are an entity of love. When we exist as love.
Only then, can we begin to dismantle the paradigm of fear that we live in right now.
It begins with you. How can you show up as love in your life today?
Who needs an extra dose of your goodness?
Don't forget to ask the person in the mirror first.
I am all UP in my feelings today.
And have been for a few days, actually.
I posted a video on my insta today about how I am embarrassed about my (surprising) emotional reaction to the fact that I colored my hair back to brown.
(Yes, I chose to color it back to brown and yes, I am in choice in feeling feelings about it, as well. We create our reality, ya know!)
It's funny because the change of my hair color and my response to it, is merely a reflection of the greater change in my life that I am gearing up for.
But even in knowing that, I am still feeling so strongly about the stupid hair!
Like questioning my identity feelings. Wondering if I can have the same impact if I look "normal" feelings. Feelings of absolute ridiculousness, honestly.
But I am grateful for everything it is stirring up in me. Because it has been a beautiful practice of observing my mind and the stories I tell myself when I don't feel my best.
It's a perfect way for me to practice using my thoughts and my speech to create my reality. (Do I send this text to my mom saying, "I hate my hair!" or do I look in the mirror and say, "I am more than what is on the outside".)
Believe me, I completely understand how crazy it is that all of this comes from the change of hair color. But everything in your life is just a reflection of something greater.
So, you can brush it off and say it's stupid. Or you can sit with the feelings of fear, the insecurities and everything it brings up and love the shit out of that side of you, too.
Because I KNOW that I am so much more than the color of my hair. But I am still fully valid in feeling whatever I feel, whenever I feel it, and for whatever reason the feelings are there.
And you are, too.
So feel your feels, man. Peer courageously into the depths of your heart and love the shit out of everything you find.
I am writing this now based on my own personal experience and intuitive wisdom I received in my meditation this morning.
I intend to share with you, what I believe to be absolute truth in how to have a life that is characterized by joy, abundance, peace, contentment and love.
Sort of like the secret codes in a video game that elevate you to the next level faster. I fully believe that if you apply these things I am about to share to their fullest, you will see a complete and drastic change in every aspect of your life for the better. (Bold statement, I know.)
So, here we go:
Try it for 30 days or 6 months or a year. And then tell me I'm wrong.
You can do it.
I'm cheering for you.
Nothing really shapes a person more than utter and total humiliation.
When you sit in your throne of shame and isolation, it does something to you.
At least that was my experience.
Most of my pain and suffering surrounding the end of my marriage was in the humiliation I felt. The embarrassment of the whole thing.
I was absolutely mortified.
And looking back, every action, every word, every thought that I had reflected that emotion.
But now, now that I have picked myself up and dusted myself off and created a new life for myself that I love..
Now that I have found my voice and my strength and have taken my power back... Now that I am not ashamed of who I am or my story with all it's twists and turns...
Now, that I am not really afraid of my emotions anymore. I don't fear pain or heartbreak or anxiety or moodiness. (Mine or anyone else's for that matter.)
I am not afraid of failing or of being embarrassed publicly.
Because I have already done that.
And not only did I live through it, I am better because of it.
If you're in the middle of some shit my friend, find something steady and unchanging, and hold on.
The peace, freedom, courage, strength and empowerment that is the calm after the storm will blow your mind.