Our society conditions us in a such a way that we’re constantly pushing ourselves to grow. There’s always something to do or acquire to make you feel better about yourself. Make more money, get a more fulfilling job, have another kid. It’s always more, better, faster.
Well lately, my inner rebel has been calling for me to:
- Slow down
- Let go
- & Just be
And by doing all of this, not only am I proving that I’m able to hear my own inner guidance better, but I’m also taking control away from my ego by placing my trust in the Universe to know what’s best for me and to guide me toward the highest expression of myself. It’s holistic goal-setting, as opposed to the way most people do it: from the ego.
I’ve realized that I DON’T have to have everything all figured out. All the go, go, go isn’t feeding my soul, and letting go is the actual freedom that I’ve been searching for.
I struggled for years to find my life purpose. Now, I find that I love what I do so much that I’m constantly working. And now my self-care isn’t what it should be.
So yeah, even when you get what you think you want, there’s always another challenge right behind that. This is why I’m really paying attention to and embracing the concept of surrender.
Tosha is just all kinds of awesome. She teaches from a very heart-centered space. She sees herself as an instrument of the Divine, as working through the Divine, as opposed to working from the ego of course. But it’s not shaming the ego like some spiritual teachers do. She just understands that her ego is easily seduced.
It’s easy to slip from one shame-based framework, like perfecting yourself so that God will love you and accept you, right into another, like the self-help/spirituality/new age one where you accept that you are God, you are the Divine, but you still drag along with you all the same needs for validation and acceptance, all that shame-based baggage. It’s like dressing your ego up in a different costume. It doesn’t change the problem.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to be anything. That the key to being happy is to just follow your heart. Do more of what lights you up, and less of what doesn’t. There’s a lot of crap that gets in the way of that and all of it is based on what your ego thinks you want. Your higher self has a much different perspective and that’s what you want to tap into. You do that by surrendering control.
We need to take the pressure off of ourselves and give it over to the ones who can handle it.
Let the Universe help and guide you.
Today, I woke up with a song in my head: Fitz and the Tantrums’ The Walker.
So yeah, even my guides think I’m crazy!
It’s clear that I need to slow down.
To honor that, I’ve started off my day by
1) Taking a nice, long shower. I conditioned my hair and everything.
3) And then sitting down to have a nice, long breakfast complete with homemade blueberry buttermilk pancakes & my current favorite tea: a Jasmine Green Tea by Rishi Tea.
What small act can you do to slow down today, just enough to listen to what your heart is telling you and possibly even let go just a little bit?