Keeping our eyes focused purely on the outside world can easily lead us into grief. I felt that grief for most of my life, appalled and outraged by the behavior of humankind. My eyes stayed focused on the external experience I was having. It was my mind that dictated my own reality.
The mind – and thus our physical perception of “reality” – is based on our thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, expectations, and history. By its very nature, our view is limited by what has come before. Or what we’ve been told. Or what we “think” is possible.
It keeps us trapped in a vicious cycle of limitation. Because it’s all we know. All we’ve been told. All we’ve been exposed to or experienced.
For me, that meant great suffering. Inner torment. Confusion and lack of clarity. I was disconnected from the immense source of love always available to me because I kept looking at the world through the eyes of my mind.
It wasn’t until I began to turn my attention inward that I could see myself through the eyes of my soul. My vision began to change. When I opened my eyes to the world, they no longer took in the perceived reality and made it my own. Instead, my soul began to see through the illusion of form into the energy – and divine essence – that encompasses physical form.
There is so much more to the world than meets the eye. Yet, in order to access this level of joy and awareness within our physical experience – despite what is happening around us – we must begin to see the world through the eyes of our soul. Not through the eyes of our mind. This is wisdom.
Wisdom lifts us up and out of the dross. It exposes us to new potential. A new avenue. A new way of doing things rooted in the soul’s knowing – which can never be fully grasped by the mental mind alone. It is felt, not understood.
That’s because the body is a communication device for the soul. It uses our senses and felt knowing to move us into the realm of magic. As we connect to our body, our feelings, and our heart, we begin to make choices based on the vision of our soul. It knows what we cannot know with our rational mind.
It does not ruminate, think something over and over, or weigh both sides. It simply knows with a certainty that will never go away no matter how much we try to pretend it’s not there.
This is where trust comes in. I always felt like I was pretty good at trusting myself (as in, my personality self). I had confidence in my mind’s ability to articulate itself, make good decisions, and act responsibly. What I didn’t know at the time was how much my mind’s preferences were dictated by society’s expectations.
What’s been much harder for me – and what’s demanded of each of us right now in this climate – is to trust my SOUL. It’s rising above the small, personality self preferences. Surrendering into the a greater presence that lives within us and letting it guide us, lift us, show us the way.
It can often feel like walking in the dark because there is no pre-laid path. Yet, the whole way, your cells are tingling with ecstasy. Excitement. Jubilation. Trusting allows us to loosen our grip on what we’ve known and exposes us to a whole new vista of possibility.
There can be hardship and difficulty too. Usually, it’s because we have to release our attachments to what we thought we should be experiencing, or what we thought we should have. The more we surrender into what is – with loving acceptance and a higher vision for our life – the easier it is to move through the difficult stages. Most of us prefer to stay comfortable in familiar surroundings. Yet, comfort and familiarity – while sometimes necessary and desirable – can also keep us stuck.
Recently I came across a quote by Neale Donald Walsh that said, “Life begins when comfort ends.” It landed directly in my heart. Releasing comfort releases the mind’s preoccupation with what it thinks it should have. We un-stuck ourselves when we’re willing to be uncomfortable.
Recently my mom and I were chatting about some of the choices I’ve made in my life (many of which were remarkably uncomfortable). I can’t deny how difficult some of those choices were, but the growth, expansion, and joy I ultimately felt as a result of those choices was absolutely worth it. I have been willing to experience temporary pain to align more fully with my soul’s truth.
The question is how do we trust our soul – and act according to its vision – rather than keeping ourselves in the confines of a purely limited 3D perspective?
(1) Access the soul’s voice – in the body, in the heart – in the silent, felt whisper. Acknowledge it. Talk with it. Ask it curious questions. Become intimately familiar with this part of you.
(2) Notice any fears, apprehensions, disagreeing or limiting thoughts that arise. Examine them. Look straight at them. Get to their root.
(3) Surrender these thoughts to love.
(4) Begin the process of reuniting your body, thoughts, feelings, and choices with that of your soul until there is no more separation.
Your soul begins to live and breathe through you, as you. Then, you know the greatest power available to humanity. The ability to be in form and yet exist beyond it.
If you want to anchor fully into your soul by accessing the wisdom of your body, join me for a free live Masterclass: How to Reclaim You in Relationships on Saturday, November 20, 2021. We’ll talk about this process of reuniting body and soul to be fully in your power. Learn more and register here.
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With all my love,