Yes, it's what you thought. I did indeed just reference the Borg. I am proud to say it is my father who's to blame for exposing me to so much Star Trek growing up...
Everything has the potential to change. Everything, meaning, what exists around you, and what exists within you. In my personal experiences, "change" usually looks like a brick wall. As I get closer to it, a door appears. The real struggle is working my way through the door, then the wall is behind me. Comparing this struggle to nature is interesting. Are we (as human beings) similar to nature in that change is its own being, and in fact, we we do not create it, but only resist it? Or do we consciously create change against the natural changing current?
We often read journal articles or "wellness warrior" blogs that emphasize taking time to nourish the soul and manifest the magical life you've always wanted. I would need several more hands to count the number of blogs, status updates or Instagram photos that encourage this. It's great advice, and I do think the importance of it is essential for growth and happiness. But....am I the only one that seems to shout back, "Easy for you to say!" Most of that guidance is coming from someone who has already stepped through the doorway to the amazing life they've always wanted, and in most cases, can more easily manage taking time off to recoup and rejuvenate. To their credit, many have come a long way, once being in a place where that very movement seemed impossible. The ease (or unease) at which we all manifest our truth and happiness is relative. Each person struggles in different ways and with various obstacles. It is easy for someone who's been "through the doorway" to say it, because they did it, and they want the rest of the world to feel the same joy.
What I haven't seen much of is HOW to do it. I know for certain it's more emotionally challenging to get somewhere, when you are starting from a low-point. How can we spend time nourishing our self enough, while working a full time job or living a life without much flexibility! Most of our work schedules and daily routines demands 90% of our awake-time. What if we can't take off and go surfing for two weeks? What if we can't even take off time in our own house for two weeks? How do we revive the soul and feed our hungry creativity monsters if we don't have the time or money resources? Is it just as effective to meditate on our kitchen floor as it is on the edge of an endless beach or on the top of an abandoned mountain overhang? When was the last time you saw a magazine photo of someone meditating in a boring "normal" day-to-day location?
I want to know how to feel my life become magical around me right now, on the daily!
Hello, I'm Julie.
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