This is an invitation to liberation.
You don’t need to wait for circumstances to perfectly align to begin the work of transformation and inner freedom.
You don’t need to wait for the light to strike you down or to hear the voice of Spirit calling your name. You don’t need to wait for a crippling illness or broken relationship.
You can begin NOW.
In fact, on God’s watch, it is said this is the only time that truly matters.
I know for me, I wasted years in unnecessary suffering, so scared to look into my eyes in the mirror. I was afraid of what I would find. I spent years stuck and waiting for the answers to drop from the sky.
I truly believed life had to be endured. There are very few things more tormenting than living in active addiction. I know the territory of inner demons like the back of my hand.
The process of liberation is a mysterious one, but I know it is worth it. When I finally met myself, and started the process of my inner work, true transformation began to occur.
We must begin now. If I can do it, so can you. How much time did I spend in the past, avoiding reality. I used to be the girl that would escape through booze, mind-altering substances, and men. Once I put down the substances, I had a whole other set of drugs that took their place – fear, worry, self-doubt, criticism, guilt, shame, and self-generated pain. I could run those stories until I started really believing the lies in my head. How frightening to live trapped in a fantasy of my own delusions! It seems like a lifetime away, but I will never forget living that hour-to-hour torment.
Today, reality is quite appealing, and I have very little desire to escape what’s going on in front of me. Even when it’s painful, uncomfortable, embarrassing or heartbreaking (or all combined, all at once!), there is a certain comfort my heart takes in showing up fully and embracing the life around me.
I did the inner work to find myself. I started to undo the layers of againstness I had built around me. I started to accept my emotions and realize they wouldn’t be the death of me. Slowly, my soul started to reveal its special magnificence, the discovery of which I believe is the birthright of all of us on this planet.
The process surely wasn’t always comfortable, as I had to be willing to sit with my mind, to get to know parts of myself that I had stuffed down and buried. But in putting back these pieces of my soul, I was able to break free of the illusions that bound me. And then the accompanying feelings of despair, hurt, sorrow, and distress, began to float away.
Our actions keep us free in this game of life. The physical world tells us the answer is “out there,” but buying into this misbelief robs us of the awareness of the gifts of our spirits.
Our spirits are everlasting and our true source of power. We can learn tools to exercise our freedom by connecting to our spirit within, and use life for awakening and upliftment.
My invitation is for each of us to live liberated, unscripted lives, where we are free to shine our radiant selves. From there, we can start painting the picture of infinite possibilities for each of our destinies.
How can you awaken more of your inner strength today? Are you ready to break free of any illusions and accept this freedom invitation NOW?