I demonstrate my power in ways that empower others. I release any guilt for being successful and my desires manifest in ways that are the best for all.
Part of becoming a licensed Heal Your Life Workshop Leader was participating in the 2 day intensive workshop. My intention going into the training was to remove any blocks standing in my way of success and to open myself to receiving love. I got even more than I bargained for.
The opening affirmation came to me on the flight home while I was reading “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain. In the training, I was surrounded by people who celebrated my natural abilities and demeanor. I was open, free and strong. Many fellow classmates told me that I exuded love.
I realized that somewhere inside, I felt that I couldn’t be completely happy unless everyone around me was happy. I learned there is plenty for everyone. My being all I can be to the best of my ability doesn’t take away from what is available to anyone else. We all have access to abundance in all things!
As fellow classmates were commenting on my confidence, I felt a little self conscious. I worried that I was being too much, too free, too emotional, too dramatic. As the week progressed, I was able to let love in. I was able to be vulnerable and less afraid. I now affirm I am loved and accepted exactly as I am.
Near the end of the training, we visited the home of Patricia Crane and Rick Nichols. They have a beautiful labyrinth in their back yard. I had never walked one before. When I approached, I initially thought “that’s it?! you can just skip over the lines and go straight to the center, that’s not big” and I realized that has been my approach to life at times (skip the journey and go right to the destination).
As I began my walk, I looked down a lot and adjusted several rocks. As time passed, I looked down less. My arms started a kind of energetic dance. My movements FLOWED with the music playing in the distance. I started sensing where the path was, instead of looking, and I realized I have the same ability in everyday life. Embrace the journey, go with the flow and sense the path.
There were several of us walking the labyrinth at the same time. I brushed shoulders with the same people several times but after we passed each other, we went different directions. We met for a moment of time and then separated. We were on the same, yet different, journey. I was reminded of my attachments to people and how the best way to love someone is to truly set him/her free. If I were to grab on to someone walking the labyrinth, one of us would have to go backwards or halt progress. The same is true in life.
In the center, there were stones with words on them. I quickly grabbed the one that first caught my attention. It said “blessings”. I took a moment to express gratitude in my heart and headed back. At one point, I thought “Is this ever going to end? How long does this take? I thought I would be done by now.” I realized I feel that way in life sometimes. The end of the journey was like the beginning but I was not the same. I had a different energy and different perspective when I went over the same sections a second time. The people who brushed shoulders with me in the beginning were not with me at the end.
At times, I felt like I was going to fall but I didn’t. I regained my balance and slowed down. That’s exactly what I need to do in life as well! I realized that if I focus only on the destination, I miss out on the fun of the journey. Sometimes, it’s good, even necessary, to take the LONG way around. Some of the most enjoyable part of the experience was when I was the only one on a section. There’s no need to fear being abandoned/alone. I am never truly alone because I always have the source of life within me.
In my heart, I do wish everyone to feel the freedom I feel inside now but everyone has to do their own work. I am excited and honored to have the ability to accompany others on their journeys! There is always more to learn, somewhere deeper to go, something to release.
Cheers to the journey!
From my heart to yours,
Thanks for reading
“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay
“Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain