So much has happened in a short time in my life recently. Not only from a personal growth and spiritual networking perspective, but also from the standpoint of our family transitioning into another phase of our lives together. For those who follow these posts, you already know how some of my greatest dreams are being realized, and that movement continues forward. There is so much to learn, to take in and receive–and I am wide open, welcoming the opportunity to grow and rebirth. And you’re also aware our oldest daughter is about to go off to college, with her brother and sister not far behind. So many changes…in just a few months’ time.
As I sat outside contemplating all of this, feeling a very deep desire to be still and connect to the energy Nature just BE-ing, thoughts on giving/receiving came into my awareness. Certainly I’ve talked here about allowing ourselves to receive and not just always exhausting our ability as Sacred Activists to be servants and givers to our world. Practicing the art of being penetrated by the loving grace of others supports us in maintaining a balance.
It continued from there, as I looked within to see why there was still something “needed.” What I found wasn’t a lack of receiving or giving. In fact, there has been a significant amount of each. The word that continued to come into my being was “allowing.” Just allow. Allow myself. It’s as though we want to add more, to finish the sentence, add the object of allowing–allow change, allow Spirit to move, allow grace to flow. But no, there wasn’t more. No boundaries, no limitations, no necessities, no omissions or indulgences. Very simply, the message resonated deeply within my soul. “Allow yourself.”
There is so much this could mean. Allow yourself to love, to cry, to sing, to laugh, to shine, to rest, to heal, to eat, to dance, to write, to share, to comfort, to uplift. On and on we could go, could we not? But when the sentence is reduced to those two words, the possibilities are limitless. “Allow yourself.” Allow yourself THIS moment, in THIS time, in THIS place. And be one with it. Whatever it is. Allow yourself.
The message of these two little words will vary for each of us and for all of us will shift moment by moment. There is a simplicity in this spiritual practice. And even to connect to that, we must “allow ourselves” to do so. I urge each of you to begin the dialogue that will call your soul. As you “allow yourself” to hear….the whispers of your heart…..