Fear. Ugh. Just the word itself stirs something unpleasant within, does it not?
I’ve often thought of someone being ‘stuck in fear’ as something obvious and so clearly holding them back. And yet, fear itself does seem to be making a quiet, but consistently subtle appearance in my journey just now. Generally, I don’t consider myself one to be afraid of going within, moving through the places that attempt to hold me still. We tend to think of fear as something that stares us glaringly in the face. That’s not how it seems to be happening for me here.
You’ve all witnessed and celebrated with me the dreams that have come to life over the last year. It seems that things I would only have imagined could be true found animation and took shape in ways that amazed and inspired me. Another is on the threshold of being created and realized – and it carries with it an enormous opportunity for expansion in nearly every way I desire.
Fear has made herself known to me in the quietest of ways: posts that catch my attention on FB. Quotes and messages I hear or read that stand out. One recently was that our lives truly begin at the place of our discomfort. And while I’m not feeling any ‘wound’ I’m still reminded of Rumi’s beautiful and sacred truth: ‘The wound is the place where the light enters you.’ And so it is. I’m even feeling a restlessness as I share with you all now.
In order to step forward into this next phase of my journey, I MUST be willing and choose to look fully into the face of some of my deepest insecurities – and a few of my greatest soul fears. I was touched deeply by Zendictive’s post today: pearls of wisdom. As Art shared so eloquently about the oyster’s ‘irritations’ of grit that enter his shell, the reality of those becoming beautiful pearls really sank in. Perhaps the language around this all doesn’t matter so much: fears, insecurities, irritations. The truth beneath it all remains the same – when we are in this space, we are truly in a pattern of tremendous growth – if we allow it to be so. If we let the voice of our inner truth speak to us, whisper her wisdom into our spirit, then we can step even more into the authenticity of who we are. Then we can open ourselves to more fully embrace the Divine purpose of our lives.
In our Mysticism course with Caroline Myss, she taught that when we feel most uncomfortable is when we are in the greatest position of sacred growth. The discomfort is stretching us to reach into the cores of our soul and find another pearl of who we are. That my friends is where I believe many of us will find ourselves as we move forward into this new age of spiritual evolutionary consciousness on our planet. I encourage you: embrace it. Let the irritations become the greatest treasure of your spirit, let the discomfort bring forth the golden light of your being, allow the voice of your soul’s truth to calm the ego’s fears. And together, we will move forward and honor the Divine Life that lives within each one of us and around our Earth.
Invite the light to enter you….however she will.
Much love to you…xo