Are you ever overwhelmed by life? Do you have too many responsibilities and obligations? Is there more to do than you have time for?
If you fall into this category like I do, I’d like to invite you to join me in an exploration and an opening into some remarkable space. I promise it won’t take more than a few minutes.
Recently I felt like I was wearing an overcoat filled with weights, like the one’s navy divers use to explore the sea bottom. No matter what I did, I couldn’t struggle my way out of it. This increased my frustration and decreased my ability to enjoy life.
For those of you who have been reading my posts for a while you might guess what I did next. It’s what I always do when my thinking mind cannot fathom how to solve a problem I am having.
I talked with Lia.
For those who are new here, Lia stands for Love In Action and is a part of how I see god. She has a divine feminine voice and speaks with me any time I ask. She listens and never interrupts. She waits until I exhaust myself. And when I am done and ask what she thinks, she answers me. Sometimes her answer comes in the form of a question. One that leads me to recognizing my own truth. Other times, she offers suggestions or ideas for me to consider. Always she speaks in a loving way.
If you would like to talk with her, open your heart and ask her to come be with you. If you wish to speak to a different part of god, one that feels more right to you, please do that instead.
Since she and I had a conversation about all of this, I thought I’d share it with you.
Here’s what she had to say.
Take a walk. Change your scenery. Absorb what nature offers you. She’s invigorating.
Eat something you find delicious. Allow yourself joy as you take in sustenance. Give thanks for all those who helped it travel to you.
Embrace happiness. Remember it comes in all sizes and take it inside of you. Let it make you smile.
Take a hot shower. Allow your cares to wash away and the heat to soothe you.
Be thankful. This means being filled with thanks to your very brim. Write down what you are grateful for. Savor them, no matter how big or small.
Live in your heart. Be attentive to life. Focus on your feelings and follow them. Treasure them.
Open to hearing. To the sounds of the world and those echoing inside of you. There is wisdom in each of them. Wisdom and beauty.
Reap joy. Hold every moment that calls to you. Laugh, cry, sing, hug, give.
Connect. Love those around you. Bring them into your world. Share your dreams and listen to theirs. Harmonize.
Release. Give yourself permission to let go of anything that feels oppressive or that weighs you down. Allow yourself freedom.
Be expectant. Let yourself be drawn forward. Watch for what you know is yours and embrace it.
Love from your heart. Expand into the world from your generous, open, gorgeous, loving heart.
When Lia finished sharing with me, I realized the overcoat I was wearing was gone. I felt lighter, not enough to float away, but enough to be carried along by the winds of change she’d created. I hope they carry you too