There are some personal lessons I keep coming back to. I know everyone comes to earth with their personal set of things to learn, and I want to just ask people what are they working on about themselves - what is your journey like? I have no doubt that God designed what lessons will be ours throughout this life.
I thought about this as I stood in the bathroom at my midwife's. I was supposed to be peeing in a cup, but I forgot, because... pregnancy, and went in the toilet, so I drank a ton of water from the sink, thinking I could solve this problem very quickly, given the rate at which water is pressed out of me. But lo, I couldn't. So, while I bumbled around the bathroom, wasting time to stimulate my bladder, I thought about such existentialist question.
One of my personal, reoccurring lessons is feeling firm within myself. Having a strong self-assurance.
This week, I set a small goal to have a moment of directness every day this week, where I spoke or acted clearly and convictedly. I loved what courage I saw in myself each day!
Then this morning, I did a self-guided meditation that did not start with a set intention or purpose. I just let my energy guide me, and I ended up at a visualization of tree roots growing long and thick into the ground. Planting themselves firmly. I could feel my energy becoming extremely grounded and solidified. I felt sturdy and deep in God's Truth, and in my own truth. It felt really great! That must have been my base chakra experiencing such strength. I thought it was really neat that I was self-guided to that energy source, knowing that's what I needed.
With long roots, thick, firm, woven, unified, Divine, I will have the boldness I need, when it needs to be had.
And I must rejoice when I let this part of me be manifested. (Like I have done with work lately. WAHOO!)
"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these ~ to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity" Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Upward and onward,