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I believe in the journey, the complications, the lessons humanity has to learn...I believe in learning how to speak from and to our highest selves...i believe that things that are worthy, right, enlightening don't often make money because they're not in style...and I believe that most things are driven by the need to make money or the attention that will eventually make you money...
i believe that the things
THINK about and
shouldn't always be easy to hear...
bec if they are, then ur probably
stuck or repeating the same mistakes
over and over again
I believe that often we have to go places
where no one really wants to go and
look at things we really don't want to
see to create real transformation.
To undo some shit we've been doing over and over again for decades and getting nowhere.
I believe that when you step out of your comfort zone (and not just what you preach to the world as your beliefs), but when you begin to deal with stuff in ways that are different from your parents and what went before...that you begin to make some huge leaps in understanding the beliefs you hold onto that no longer serve you and are in fact are holding you back. That's when you break new ground....but those places are not easy to excavate....they're complicated and scary....
And no one wants to go there...because it really takes a long time to get through that...and in the system we live in, if it doesn't make money fast, then it's not valuable....see how that shit works...
I'm learning a lot about my inherent value and what I feel is truly valuable....I always had a sneaking suspicion that what I had to offer was not fully valued...but now I'm clear about it because I've stopped giving it away...I've stopped giving me away for free.
I'm having aha moments about this mostly because I STOPPED.
Just stopped giving time,
life to things that didn't celebrate my values...
that ultimately didn't celebrate what was important to me...
and in that process,
I found amazing, amazing allies, teachers, students, sages, shamans
who all taught me as I was teaching them
what it means when you
give the gift of you to someone,
your all out, fierce self...
all your wisdom,
all your foibles
and you take a ride
with someone to figure out
(not what i want to teach them),
but rather, what they want to learn
and how I can adapt what I know to fit what they need.
That exchange is incredibly powerful...
it's not something that many people want to go through...
but i just realized,
I'm not interested in people who don't want that journey...
not personally or professionally.......it's not that I don't like them,
they're simply not very interesting to me...
and since I only got a little while here in this realm...
I gotta concern myself with what interests me
what makes me feel of use...
what makes me feel like there's sunshine on my face....
what makes you feel like there's sunshine on your face?
what makes you feel tired, frustrated over and over again?
what gets harder to accept year after year?
what makes you feel drained and useless?
what continues to disappoint you no matter how hard you work?
what do you work so hard for only to receive so little?
Take a little inventory...then turn your attention to what feels easy, beautiful, right, what feeds you and replenishes you, then each day, give more and more attention to that well of joy...that's the source of your fullness, that's the place where your soul will sing because she's being fed a rich diet of love, purpose and abundance.
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