Life can be overwhelming. On any given day it can challenge what we think and what we believe. In difficult moments we can feel disconnected and forget what truly nourishes us. We can feel alone. We may slip into doubt and lose ground. Feeling undernourished disables our ability to discern what is good and right for us. Exhaustion can spur feelings of inadequacy further diminishing our capacity to (inter) act from a place of love and belonging. Once fear has shaken our foundation we can lose sight of our own personal power.
PRESENCE is the bedrock of our personal integrity and the pathway to wisdom.
What do we do? What can we do?
What we actually do (our tendency)
The part of the story that we know all too well that keeps running the same game. It is the fear based belief structures that perpetuate feelings of lack or separateness. This information is simply what we want to gather up, pay attention to and break apart. While having oceans-full of compassion for ourselves as we deconstruct our tender wounding. It is here we encounter the shadow, the fodder for our growth. With guidance and support we can learn how to transmute our limiting beliefs into new ones that heal and transform.
What can we do (practice something new)
Pause. Listen. Sense your feelings, witness your thoughts, simplify, BREATHE, practice compassion, remember gratitude, re-establish trust within yourself, SOFTEN, ask for help, seek guidance, journal, BREATHE, make art, go to yoga, BREATHE, move your body and surround yourself with friends who inspire and call forth your best heart. Here we encounter the exchange between shadow and light. With tenderness and understanding we begin to unveil the potency of our intuition. Here we make choices from a position of Self-LOVE.
IT IS A REMEMBRANCE. A PULSATION. A FLOW. AN OCEAN OF YOU.
THE ESSENCE OF EVERYTHING MEETS YOU HERE.
Here we breathe. Here we feel our body. Here we sense our thoughts. Here we are back to presence. Here we are with the way things are. Here we come to understand. Here we heed our wisdom. Here we follow what our heart truly wants. Here we learn again. Here we breathe again. Here we begin to gently open.
For more on Andrea Frade and her work visit www.andreafrade.com. She teaches weekly at Twisted Trunk Yoga on Mondays at 4pm and Sundays at 11am. Join her on Sunday, April 24th from 1-3pm for her next Sacred Feminine workshop.