“The power inside of you is greater than any power that’s trying to stop you” Marie Forleo. This was the first thing I saw this morning after I had a beautiful dream last night. I know it was about a new project I want to work on and I kept hearing myself saying, “I will succeed.” It was the first time that such a positive dream woke me up from a dead sleep. I felt myself smile because I can say it was also the first time that I honestly believed it as well.
I’m enjoying my life and I’ve learned that happiness comes not only from within, but from how we act on the things that bring us happiness. We can’t sit and wait for the next time something comes around to make us happy, we need to embrace the moment and enjoy it. All we have is this moment—so make the most of it. I want to spend my time doing what is going to make me happy. I want to do what I enjoy and that means creating and sharing what I love. I feel this is a highly prodigious time.
I once saw a message along the lines of how you feel in your life being more important than how it looks. When you answer the call of how you feel and walk the path that is meant for you, your soul ignites. You awaken. As cheesy as it sounds, I personally feel like my whole being has transitioned into this person that unashamed and unafraid screams “I am” and “I want.” Before I never would have been able to articulate what it was I wanted because I felt like I wasn’t allowed to want those things. I believed in scarcity, that if someone else got what I wanted that there wasn’t enough left for me. But as I grow more and more comfortable with my voice and naming the things I need, I feel like I am entering a new phase: a phase of knowing that no matter what transpires, everything is ok. All is how it is supposed to be.
As I continue to learn to do better, I am shedding long dead traditions and welcoming the new into my life. I was never broken. I believed a lie—a lot of lies. Once you realize what you can do with your wild, glorious, precious, untamed life, you never want to play by someone else’s rules. For me, I’m learning that I don’t want to play anything. I’m looking for straightforward and honesty in my life. There is no need to complicate things. Embracing my identity, honoring my unique gifts and developing those rather than lamenting what someone else has, has been the greatest gift. I have realized how rich life is with what I was given.
I am feeling my way to my truth and that means letting go of the grudges I was taught to hold and to the expectation of how things should be. I welcome healing and I love myself through the lessons no matter what they reveal. I don’t want to be stuck in the mud of what once was or the fear and guilt that I’m not doing enough. I don’t want to get trapped in the belief that I have to earn happiness. It is there for the claiming and I know that is what I want–and I am worthy of it. I want to get dirty making the life that I want a reality. What do you want to start doing?