Using the lens of love will allow beauty and gratitude
to be visible in all circumstances.
Quite simply, one of my ‘superpowers‘ is the ability to see beyond the surface of external circumstances, allowing the gift of full presence to expand my vision to find the nugget of beauty and reflect that to others.
As I practice internal energy movement with my self, I explore in different ways. This exploration means that I often find myself on a new path, metaphysically, and sometimes what rises is not trust, but fear of the unknown and doubt of my ability to navigate my being on this path. Because I choose to move through fear and doubt as I traverse this path, I experiment with different ways to amplify trust. The combination of full presence and absolute trust equals a magnitude of empowerment that is potent (and delightful) to create with.
One may see, then, that as I continue to honor this cycle, I continue to find my self on new paths.
To alleviate the fear of new paths in all realms (for example in business and connections), I choose to physically explore new paths in the world around me. An example of this is that when I find myself too comfortable with my running path, I add distance (thus, new terrain), or I change the entire path altogether. I take the skills that I have (for instance in this example I know how to run and to honor my pace) and I use those skills to amplify my trust in the process, regardless of external.
When I practice this in a physical sense, it allows me to feel comfortable in a metaphysical sense. I often find that after physical exploration, I feel comfortable exploring in all realms, and that comfort enables me to court and embrace expansion. While others stories inspire me to stretch, personal exploration allows me to experience the concept of infinite possibility not just in reflection and words, but as my reality.
Yesterday, I chose to run a completely new path. At first, my mind told me the distance would be too great and, because a portion of the path was alongside a busy road, there was a new danger of tripping over the cracks in the sidewalk or being hit by a car. (I am used to running paths by the ocean so this is very different for me!). As I listened, I kept honoring my pace; opening my eyes to all that was presented to me.
The sense of accomplishment at actually completing this set distance, on this new path, filled my heart with overwhelming gratitude.
From such a space, I began my cool-down walk home, alongside this busy road. My mind began to complain about the fumes from the cars, the overall noise, and the litter lining the path. My heart was still overflowing with gratitude, which began to transform my thoughts from complaints to praise.
I was imagining a story for each person driving by, and thinking how “busy” world can be, yet how beautiful that reflection of busyness is when I allow it to reflect to me the appreciation for my own life that is full of ample time and space to stretch and create and be. And, then, I saw the above flower, just peeking through a fence. I stopped and breathed it in. I thought to photograph it to share with others. As I experimented with angles, I bet those passing by wondered why I was stopped, and what I was doing. I decided not to care what they “thought” and to take the time to capture the beauty that I saw.
I posted the photo on Facebook and a friend commented that it is called a “passion flower”. Of course it is, for I live from my heart, allowing my passion to infuse my creations and to delight me as I move through World. World responds with resonance to that vibration.
I share this reflection here because the number one question I receive consistently is how have I learned to view the world as I do. There are many layers to this reflection. Thank you for receiving the layers as they feel comfortable to you. I wonder, which layer speaks loudest to you and what might you create with this insight?
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.