Keeping Course in Changing Winds


I like the idea of being able to navigate life's ever changing landscape. Perhaps, it's the sailor in me that enjoys the challenge of trimming the sails to gain the most speed with the least resistance as you glide along feeling one with nature's breath. It is like the winds sweeping energy that lifts the spirit in a trusting faith that all is well even in the thick of wave and spray.


It is similar to how we navigate ourselves through the change’s life brings to us. Not every challenge is enjoyed like a strong wind in the sails that carries you forward. Sometimes the challenge feel more like a direct starboard hit to the bow, both startling and panic ensuing. Yet, each of us is equipped with an inner compass, a life preserver and a map to help us on journey.


Our inner compass is our intuitive faculty that equips us with the means to know which direction is best for us. Our life preserver is the continuous connection to source energy, a consciousness that's unlimited. The map is the destiny that's meant to be manifested. Each part is empowering us from within to embark with courage, gain success and evolve.


We are always in possession of these gifts, even when we are unaware of them. We may not always feel the full advantage of having them. There may be times we feel that those system within us that are meant to guide us have gotten lost or misplaced. It is easy to find them returned through remembrance.


We activate our consciousness through our focused attention. This brings the light of awareness to the forefront of our expression. We begin to experience a different awareness that encourages easeful solutions. Where barriers are replaced and suddenly cleared. It opens opportunities and grants a sense of inner support that calms the nerves to take action.


Using our natural intuitive ability to cultivate a connection with ourselves builds confidence. This places us in alignment with our destiny. Challenges become the next chance to demonstrate with faith our connection to source energy. Each expression becomes useful and seen as a valuable step in growth.


We can integrate into our wholeness with less stress when we feel a sense of inner connection to our authentic experiences. When we feel confident to speak our truth standing in our place being seen, we empower action from integrity. There is no stronger place to act than from this inner place of connectedness.


As we navigate our daily lives there may be small and big challenges that arises. We can fortify ourselves through self-care practices and rituals for integrated wholeness. These are not complex exercise, nor do they require a big time commitment. They are simple practices that can help ensure we are in connection to ourselves.


Here are a few things that can really integrate our experiences. These serve as foundational routines that can create a sense of connectedness while maintaining a sense of intuitive awareness.


First step to connecting to our intuitive sense of self is relaxing. Relaxing the mind, clearing thoughts and creating a sense of inner peace. This can be achieved through slow deep breathing that helps to slow the heart rate while focusing attention on the calmness in the breath. Our breathe leads our awareness and can claim inner peace quickly.


Adjusting the way we perceive a situation by not immediately reacting to it is also good. Letting space enter into your body and mind. Again, breathing will help claim this inner space. We do this by allowing that inner space to grow as it affords a sense of loving detachment to the situation. As we refocus attention back on to the situation, we gain clarity and understanding. This perspective makes navigating situations and negotiating solutions easier. We tend be observant with less entangled emotional reactions with some added space.


We can learn to invest in those things that lift us up inside. Whether that is nurturing our inner diva with lotions and special creams. Or spending time indulging in great fiction, or maybe a cup of tea in the afternoon. Making time for the little rituals that say 'I love you' to ourselves is tremendously valuable and extraordinarily powerful. It is time spent with ourselves that grants us the deepest connections.


Taking time to cultivate meditation is never a wasted practice. Meditation can release the mind and body from stress, pain, insomnia and all sorts of distress. It is a healing balm like no other. But its strength is found in its cultivation and dedication. For only when we have attained a measure of stable practice will we be able to command a quiet mind under strain.


Each morning and each evening make a habit to meditate for 15 minutes to start. If you can extend it to 30 minutes. This will build a strong connection to the clear mind that is a reflection of source energy, our unlimited consciousness. It will have a positive affect on all other mental patterns of engagement while helping to facilitate inner peace. Silent and still is the best form for meditating.


We can call upon our inner connection and strength when we have develop it daily. It is a simple to say, pay attention to our moods, feelings and thoughts. Yet, during active daily routines that form of mindfulness might fall away. Creating moment of reflection will help to register where we find ourselves during our experiences.


We can further cultivate our inner connection to ourselves by allowing time for it. We do this by making a practice to do what we love, listening to our heart's desire, going for a walk, playing an instrument or any activity that helps center the mind. Keeping a journal can be especially helpful by jotting down our insights for later reflection.


When we have cultivated that connection to ourselves through mindful attention we gain strength to navigate our challenges. We remember our sense of inner peace within the eye of any storm, confident in our ability to shift into a new expression with strength and grace. This opens opportunities where we may have missed them before.


Cultivating our sense of connectedness, being comfortable to follow grace through our intuition we become resilient. We learn to enjoy the favor of good day, as well as, the cloudy wonders of darkening storms. Our sense of self becomes firm and clearly connected to our sense of knowing from an awareness practice of what feels right.


We radiate an inner light born from true connection which gives the opportunity to easily shift with the universe. We gain that sense of feeling connected to nature through the daily movements of shifting light in our days. With the recognition that we are more than we appear to be. With this confidence, our experience of life's shifting movements becomes an exhilarating adventure.


LIfe may bring challenges that can seem insurmountable. It may appear that we are shocked into believing what we see rather than what we feel to be true. We may fall prey to others panic stricken fear for a lack of practiced self-awareness. Still, we have a choice.


We can choose to navigate the challenge we face, or allow ourselves to be tossed around where peril is sure to come. We must investigate options, looking for signs that resonate with our inner being. This magic solution occurs as providence by calling forth grace to descend into our awareness. Instantly our faith becomes restored as we reconnect to ourselves gaining the strength to carry on.


It may seem easier on somedays than others and that's okay. We all have those days, weeks or even months as in the case of this pandemic that seems to bring repeated challenges. We are never without skills to handle what life brings. We are each born innately equipped to rise to the occasion. And fortunately, we are also not meant to go it alone.


Never hesitate to ask for help when it's needed. Reaching out to others helps to strengthen each other in ways that often leads to tremendous growth experiences for everyone. It is always easier to lift a burden when we have help. Sometimes the work we are asked to do cannot be shared beyond words of support.


Yet, words of encouragement instill a gentle faith that reminds us that we are being seen, heard and held with love. This might be all we need to get to the other side of our challenges. It may also be what another needs to say in order to feel useful and aligned with their own inner truth. This allows our challenges to be shifted by perspective and often holds the key to our immediate success.


May each shift bring us closer to establishing strong connections to ourselves and each other with strength, grace and inner peace. 🙏🏽


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