It is a quiet night as I sit in my writing chair to share with you. This Summer was incredibly intense for me. So many clients I have worked with over the past couple of months said that they felt their process and life was in warp speed over the Summer — mine certainly was. I’ve learned some huge lessons and find myself still feeling a bit raw and open from the Season. Some of the things I’ve learned, I wanted to share with you.
I have learned my Heart will never steer me in the wrong direction.
I have learned if I ask for clarity and guidance, I will always receive it.
I have learned that my journey offers the biggest gifts and the outcome of a situation is simply destined. The gifts lie in the journey.
I have learned how deeply I am capable of opening up to the support others are willing to give to me.
I have learned that my friends have the kindest hearts.
I have learned to say yes and thank you.
I have learned that peace of mind is quite easy to have despite what is happening around me.
I have learned that I have had to feel pain to be able to relate to others and feel the beauty of pleasure.
I have learned what it feels like to trust in the perfection of life.
I have learned to let go of the fear of what people may think about me.
I have learned to have discretion.
I have learned the importance of slowing down .
I have learned what it feels like to be exposed and raw.
I have learned how powerful prayer is.
I have learned how much energy stress takes.
I have learned to give myself a break.
I have learned to not be the super mom who can do everything.
I have learned to ask for help.
I have learned to be more grateful than ever.
I have learned that there is no right or wrong.
I have learned when one door closes a heck of a lot more open.
I have learned to be at peace with my past.
I have learned to say no.
I have learned I have been through a lot and all of my past has made me the strong, capable woman that I am today.
I have learned to let go of shame.
I have learned loneliness occurs when I feel separated from my Heart.
I have learned I can feel joyful even when things around me do not logically support feeling joyful.
I have learned my experience is truly what I allow myself to feel.
I have learned when I feel stressed or pressured, it is because I am holding onto something I no longer need to.
I have learned I am good enough exactly as I am right now.
I have learned I have incredible self-restraint.
I have learned how deeply commited to living in my Heart I truly am.
Of all of the things that I have learned this Summer — the most important thing that I feel I have learned is to ask myself a simple question many times in a day. This question is so simple, yet so profound. “How can I respond or relate to this (situation, person) that will allow me to feel peace of mind?” It is quite beautiful to ask that question — and listen carefully for the response.
Soft kisses to each and everyone of your Hearts. Life is full of moments and opportunities to become more bitter or at peace, more kind or cruel, more honest or deceitful. The path of honoring the Heart takes a lot of courage. What we choose to do with moments are our choice. How we choose to respond to those moments is what gives us peace of mind (or not). Nothing in this world can take away our peace – that is one thing I know for sure from this Summer.
In clarity and conviction I can promise you — every single moment of our lives is here to support us. Breathe and know you are lovingly being taken care of — even if it feels like you are in a middle of a war zone. Nothing lasts forever and you are never given anything more than you can handle. You are given just enough to make you question everything that you have ever leaned on. Whatever crumbles in the process isn’t truth — and whatever remains leaves you stronger than before.
Each moment is a blessing. It really is. Seek to find what the blessings are — and if you can’t find the blessings yourself — lean on your friends to seek them for you. Your blessings are there — I promise you. They really truly are. What you seek, you truly shall find.
It is so nice to share these moments with you. What have YOU learned this Summer? Please do tell! I want to know!
From deep within my Heart,
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