Working on the self to develop and grow is a process, even a work-in-process.
At times, the process feels like a long winding road with dead ends, obstacles, and all. Often we wish for it to just be easy. Can you relate?
Working on me is something I do every day. I dive deeper to understand my emotions, my needs, my fears, my expectations - all so that I can more clearly communicate who I am to others.
It feels really hard to communicate effectively with others if I am not doing that with myself first.
For me, there is an innate knowing that I am here to make a big impact in the world. I am here to guide and share, and to do that, I have to be in alignment with my truth, my needs, my creativity, and my gifts.
Without that alignment, I struggle. I fear. I resist. I lose my way along the road.
But along the way, there are always guides supporting us.
During this summer, the energies have been pretty intense. You may have felt them.
I welcome these supporting energies because I know they guide me to stay on the road.
I certainly felt Mercury retrograde. It allowed me to become more reflective on all that I needed to maintain, clean up, catch up, and work on, both inwardly and outwardly.
I am especially grateful for the Mars retrograde which was here to show each of us where we are with our work in the world. It gave us glimpses into what we really want, what we want to create, who we want to be, and how we want our work to be more in alignment with who we are.
If you notice what came up for you during July and August, it may have led you to realize what no longer serves you, and what really could serve you and allow you to serve. Maybe you began thinking about quitting your job. Maybe you did quit. Maybe you were sparked with new creativity, new possibilities, and that allowed you to see new ways of planning for your new future.
Through all of this new sight you received, I encourage you to follow the current rousing energy to go for it! September is a big month with lots of good energy and momentum to make those changes. If you've been wanting to take action, it's here. Go for it!
For all the inspiration you received, now is the time to put it all into action so that it may carry you forward during the next 2 years before Mars retrogrades again.
The 37/40 channel of community is currently activated by the sun and earth through Monday (8/29-9/3/18). That means all of humanity is experiencing this emotional and will-powered energy. This channel is also a tribal energy that is all about serving, planning, making agreements, and being in right community. With that in mind, here are some questions for you to ponder:
- Who are the people I am here to serve?
- Who are the people who serve me?
- Are my relationships in balance?
- Do I give as much as I receive from certain relationships?
- Who is with me and truly supports me?
- Who do I support?
- Who am I trying to impress?
- Who is trying to impress me?
- What emotional, creative energy do I have? Or want more of?
- What no longer serves me?
- Who and what am I ready to let go of for good?
- What stands in the way of me taking action?
Through answering these questions, recognize what clarity you are seeking or already have.
Finding this clarity is like seeing the picture of the puzzle for the first time. You may not have all of the pieces to the puzzle, but now you know what it's supposed to look like.
As you continue to work on you, the pieces begin to fill in. Doing the "self" work can feel hard, emotional, uncomfortable, and painful, but when the pains are shed and healed, it's a very gratifying and rewarding process.
You become the YOU you are meant to be. The YOU that was forced into hiding. The YOU that the world needs to shine and experience. The YOU that is so beautiful, inside and out.
You see the beauty in the puzzle and the journey it depicts you embarking on.
All because you took the time to know you, align you with your gifts and dreams, while developing and working on yourself.
I hope you choose to work on you, because I really want to see YOU and know YOU (the REAL you).
What would it take to let the real YOU stand up and shine bright?
Share below what actions you're ready to take so you can shine even brighter! ♥
With love + gratitude,