Hello and Welcome! When on a quest for change, consider having the attitude of adventure. This allows you to be open to the many possibilities that can unfold, spontaneous and flexible in your responses, and attentive in the present moment.
Adventure is a mixture of heart-pounding excitement, gentle strength, cautious speed, energy, and breath. The most effective tools are honoring your self, loving yourself, and forgiving yourself. This is true with any kind of growth and is a great way to stay centered when going through change.
Self first, not in a selfish way but rather, in an honoring way. Whatever is starts at home. Forgiveness, love, change, creation, letting go, and acceptance. These are all actions that have the strongest effect within. It is through the process of forgiving yourself, you can forgive others, the process of loving yourself that you can fully develop a loving relationship with another. It is in the process of accepting yourself precisely where you are that you can then shift, let go, and change.
This is how boundaries work. Boundaries create a definition. This is me and this is you – through knowing and defining, you can then drop into a sense of oneness, but it is in definition first, you create the space for a true acceptance of one. This definition is dynamic. As time moves, and we shift, we change, and the definition changes. So flowing through the process of change begins with this idea of gentleness, self-love which can be increased and accessed through breath and strength, a sense of knowing where the edges are, feeling them, acknowledging them, and then using them to guide your movement, your process. This too is accessed and increased through breath.
What is, is. Acceptance of this is the first step to changing and transforming; flexibly moving what is – into what you define or desire it is. Acceptance is a gentle and strong emotion and action. It is flexible and flowing in nature, like bamboo in wind.
Part of self-love is self knowing and acceptance; accepting responsibility for limitations, and obstructions you have created through fear or protection, to take care of yourself.
Once you allow yourself to see your story, how you came to be who you are, then you can decide to write and create changes in your character so that your actions and being are more in sync with your internal, congruent self. This happens most easily through a lovingly kind attitude toward yourself and your habit or limitations.
Smile, Laugh – First smiling at yourself and your creation, maybe even laughing at your self with love and tenderness; this energy allows you to shake loose the fear or protective energy and instigates a breaking-open, crackling, and letting go of restriction.
As the part of you that is not a true representation of what is within falls away you may experience a sense of vulnerability of not being covered – breathe into this and set your attention and intention into your heart center – from there you will experience a lightening, a sensation of life bubbling up – maybe a happy, giggling, burpy laugh or smile – a recognition of your true self – seen.
What an adventure in joy; risky, a sense of danger and a sheer experience of loving bliss – all at once. By simply applying an attitude of adventure to your quest for change and development you may get precisely what you desire.
in giggling, burpy joy, I wish for you a lovely adventure, beth