You might notice the sense of life pushing back about now if you have circled your wagons recently! Listen, taking charge of your life and changing boundaries won’t go over well with the powers that be in your world. It's the nature of humanity to keep going back to the same doors to see if they will open the same way. So, don't be shocked. You will see some flurry of thought and deed when you hear the rattle of these doors…
Remember: just because someone knocks, doesn’t mean you have to answer.
I've decided to be ok with peoples’ responses to my life. Most of the time, it’s not my business anyway, what they think. It's easy to take this pushback as a stressful thing. My advice is, use it to propel yourself yet further into your adventure! We have been conditioned to react in a way that supports the belief that this “pushback” must mean that we are doing something wrong. Check yourself, and if you aren't, then proceed to the next level of this adventure called your life.
Yes, I said “adventure!” Growth and change are not for the faint of heart. Choosing to change is not easy for the people and laws of the land which you live.
What laws? The ‘’unsaid and said “ rules and expectations of your family, friends, as well as professional relationships that have a whole list of “shoulds and should nots” that we have followed here and there in our lives. These are things that tell you what to do, instead of you deciding whats best for your highest good. One example would be for me, as an artist, to go to business school because it made more “cents.” LOL. I ended up running away in order to get a scholarship at one of the top rated art schools around. They believed in me. I followed my bliss, my truth, and trusted who I was, and I am glad I did.
The tool that helped me make that first baby-step, as well as support in my journey, was when I became “open to all possibilities” instead of the “either or thinking” I was using! I was limiting the power of God-- the power of an agenda bigger than my own. The more I trusted and witnessed the many possibilities that God played out and moved in my world, the more fun I had. The more I saw my trust grow for this process, the fear left. My life became a journey filled with adventure…
With the exception of my mother, who’s like me, my family was always cringed at my sense of adventure. Now, they anticipate it along with me. I have had THE best adventures in the world, as well as some of the biggest challenges. I am not satisfied with the status quo. There is a hunger in me that may resonate within you. I believe it is this other awareness to our need to find out bliss. This isn't about things of the flesh but following our truth and heart. I have learned to look deeper and stretch farther in moments when it's really not comfortable to do so...I still do. Heck, I'm in the middle of doing it today!
I have lived a life of living in fear of what people thought. Now, standing as a patriot on a journey is the most freeing thing!
I CAN NO LONGER NOT STAND.
I can not, NOT take a stand. I can only pray you have had this kind of experience. If you haven’t, don't worry, IT is within you now. I say this because the first step is circling your wagons. You want change. Trust your process. The reason it is so freeing is that it's exhausting fighting destiny.
The freedom I felt, each time I CTW (circle the wagons) was so powerful! There is an element of the Phoenix lifting from the flames with its great wings flapping in the direction of those who doubt my choice.
Look at a snake. The snake must shed its skin in order to grow. Part of it must die in order to grow and live! You may have heard, “we must die to rise.” This is is not about just our biological process. It's scary to let go and be open to all possibilities. When I do, there is a defined sense of something of God opening doors where there were none and creating opportunity when I swear there was none to be seen. God is bigger than my fears of letting go. He has always caught me.
This is YOUR journey! No one else can do it for you. The fact you are still reading this means you feel the transcendence of your life as a seeker, someone who is looking to heal, grow, and become. You aren't the average bear. There was some moment or moments when YOU knew that you must do something or not do something...and it has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks.
Remember when the Knights of the Roundtable were in search of the Holy Grail? They decided to each go to the edge of the forest and make their own paths. They knew that they could not take another's path but had to go alone. It is the same for us. This is part of the reason it feels so unknown.
You are ready, so rise up and begin your journey. I support you.The voice will never stop whispering within you. You will find your place.
We are in a time when rising up is needed. We are United in Freedom. The understanding that God and the Constitution are our conduits and strength for many are the reasons we are rising up. This will also be what binds one heart and mind to stand against the tyranny we are witnessing. It's not about how loud or how much you do but about listening and standing up. This, alone, will create change. There is no value system to how big or small what you do is, because God’s got this, and He will use us the same way puzzles are put together— one piece at a time.
To those already on the patriot’s journey, I support you now. This is a powerful force of potential within that you’ve tapped into. You have learned to listen to that quiet little voice. I ignored this little voice many times, and that's when it piledrove me into a new reality...I have learned I don't have to have a huge dramatic situation to happen anymore. I hear the whisper in my ear...most of the time.
But, no matter what the situation, whether it’s large or small, you have the power to not just overcome, but thrive.
On a patriot’s journey, breathing deep and still learning.- J.D. Jackson