OK so at 6:50am, today, July 31st 2020 I had what I am calling “an epic download”. Below is the result of that. It isn't edited (except for spelling). Just raw, as it poured out onto the notepad of my phone. The push to share was super strong so at 7:40am, when the download was complete, I shared it with a small handful of trusted friends. And now, I am sharing it to you.
But before I get to my download/musing, a little background and after thought/further download.
First, I am not a functional morning person. 6:50am is way too early for anything other than sleeping or dozing or snoozing.
Second, I understand now why I HAD to write this at 6:50am. I get it. I had to write it at that time because at 6:50am, I've not yet picked up my habits and beliefs from my bedside table. I'm open and still somewhat enchanted by the sleep and dream world. If I’d left it until later it would have been gone. Or if I'd waited to send it until i was out of bed, well, i wouldn't have sent it because I'd get stuck in over thinking and editing it to make it just right.
Third, I am sending this to “the world” because every time I think I won’t bother it feels like my Inner Wise Self shouts at me; “YOU MUST! THERE IS SOMEONE ONE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THAT NEEDS TO READ THIS! So just get over yourself and do it, my dear.” and I wave my first in the air and shout back “ALRIGHT ALREADY! I HEAR YOU!!” P.S. This is how we always talk to each other. If my intuition isn’t shouting at me, I’m not listening.
O.K., here we go:
To Live Our Best Life
We are all living the best life that we can, right now. If you could live any other way you would be. THIS is what we are capable of right now. Tomorrow might be different, or not.
This is the big thing I’d like us all to accept about each other. Especially those of us that are working on creating a better life for ourselves, our communities, the environment, etc.
Trust! If you could actually do more, you would. Because when you can, you do! And when you can't, you don't. Is there potential for more? Sure. But maybe you do not have the skills or ability or energy or understanding to do so at this time. Will you in the future? Well if your goal or intention is to grow, then probably yes. But it'll happen when it happens. And it won't happen until you have the right skills, ability, energy or understanding.
Life can be scary, and change can be uncomfortable. We can only take on the fear and discomfort we are capable of taking on or facing RIGHT NOW. Does this mean you can sit around and wait for life to come to you? From everything I've witnessed, and what I've experienced in my life, no. Action is required. But Action will look and feel different for everyone. My Action will not be your Action. Your Action might be to dance or cook or take your dog for a walk or sit in prayer or volunteer at a soup kitchen or read a book on aerodynamics. Only you can know what your Action is.
And if you don't know right now then find some activity that makes your heart sing, causes you to expand, makes you glow and do that. And while you are doing that, listen. And then start to experiment. Take action when you can, rest when you need to rest, go easy on yourself. You are doing the best you can with the skills, abilities, energy and understanding that you have right now.
Can we support each other on this journey? You bet we can. Just ensure that your intentions are to support the individual on their path, not yours. Give freely but expect nothing in return. In other words, give if you have something to give. Give it kindly and gently. And then let it go. Because you won't know if the person you are giving to will have the skills, abilities, energy or understanding to receive. Trust that they, like you, will find their way, in their own way. Love and accept them anyways. Lift them up anyways. Love and accept yourself anyways. And continue to take actions that light you up regardless of what anyone else is saying or doing.
Peace and love my friends!
Also, if you feel called to share this, you have my permission to do so, but please share it in its entirety.
The sound is not great in this one as i was in a huge, empty room. However, it is a lovely practice of chest openers - Mmmm..... i just finished doing this one and i feel great!
A cute happening: Our dog was just a couple feet away the whole time. At the end, getting into savasana, as "video Sheron" suggested a deep breath followed by a sigh, he let out a huge sigh! Ha ha! So cute! We had a lovely savasana together.
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