Change is constant and inevitable
We will grow and expand, experience and be very different then who we knew ourselves to be. It’s fate, our destiny to reach parts of ourselves and touch this world in ways that spin to wake us up!
Change can hurt. It moves yet immobilizes the recipient, causes fear, strikes the funny bone and we all know, the funny bone is not so funny! Change is scary and dismissive from what we once had and worked so hard for. At one time, our life felt comfortable and abundant and then suddenly, what we knew to be true, secure, and safe is ripped from underneath our feet and we’re changed. Just like that! We are changed; emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, biologically, physiologically, our chemistry is different, our location is unfamiliar, our mind is twisted, our thought process upside down, our perspective obliterated, all of it, changed-
Perhaps, now looking back through the terrorizing cycle we can begin to see through all that, we become a little more whole then we were before, much greater than from the start of the spin. Maybe that’s why change becomes so necessary and an integral part of vitality, because it brings us to a more profound and prolific state of being, whether we like it or not. It’s the command of fate. Fate comes in and spins the wheel of life, tosses you to and fro, spits in your eye, stings where it hurts, then leaves you just as quickly as it came in and you’re changed.
Change will chip away at the ego, lore the inner child out frantically and brings us closer to God. We pray when change comes screaming through the door, we shrink back within ourselves and become ever so vulnerable. Being vulnerable can be scary because you’re exposed in truth. You are required to be completely honest and really look at what’s in front of you, what's real. The truth is, change is reality and reality can suck sometimes, yet it continues its cycle of life with or without you and in spite of itself. You have no choice but to be softer with yourself and your circumstances. Life now becomes a tender place in time where you let go of defenses, drop masks, abandon agendas, and sink into your truth, the truth that is pure and simple. It's an experience of self that is stripped down to its essence in a complete, all-encompassing magnificent moment, that is all you, the whole you.
It takes courage to change, to stand completely as you are in the present moment that you are. It means you must be willing to disarm the self in an intimate moment of connection. It is the sum total and complete feeling system of your inner strength, whether it’s fully accepted and integrated or not. To allow change is to be vulnerable, to be real, to be honest, to exist in this world in truth, to reverberate within your cells and this world, even after you're gone. You can taste truth in your mouth. It's powerful and when it penetrates your being, it releases the energetic blocks that held you back. That's why it makes you shake or feel scared or even cry... It’s a process that reveals who you are at the essence of creation.
So, to change, to feel vulnerable, is actually the energy that's needed to recognize and realize your full potential inside your complete, authentic self. That is your power and your power is immense, it's humbling and it deserves great honor on your path to destiny.
- What is changing in you and in your life right now?
- Reflect on how these changes can, are and will make you more whole.
Write it down and have fun with it!
Inner Beauty Blog,
- J. Circosta, ©2018
TIS` THE SEASON OF HEART
December can be quite a magical month and fulfilling time of year. We get a chance to embrace the spirit of holidays and witness the wonder through the eyes of children and adults alike. Tis` the season of heart, when the world steps into a place of family, togetherness, and hope. It’s an end of a year that begins an active path into giving and receiving, rooted in a coming together of values and the essence of home. The season fills the atmosphere with magic; crisp air and snow falling from sky, lights aglow on streets and in homes, long gazes into loved one’s eyes by the crackles of fire and sparks of sweet-hearts. We take care, nestling into hearty foods like soups, stews, and hot chocolate. We bundle up with sweaters, scarves, blankets and loved ones and we find ourselves surround by light, the illumination of our hopes and dreams in the stillness of love within our hearts.
The heart symbolizes life, love and the engagement in partnership. The heart never leads alone... It never beats alone... One pulse follows the other in the direction of union. A sense of union requires partnership. We learn to connect and re-connect through the heart-experience, magnified between a pair of arms that allow us to reach out and touch what we love, while, cradled and comforted between two breasts that safely hold what we feel. We are given an opportunity to feel the magic of life, connection and harmony both, individually and collectively. The season of heart reminds us in order to create a spark of life, we cannot go at it alone. We simply relate and create in a blended continuum of wholeness. The heart does not beat alone... It does not lead alone... One pulse follows the other in complete unification.
This is a time of un-veiling, re-vealing, and an un-folding of self to the inner sweetness of comfort and warmth. It’s a reminder of the mother-child experience, the inner connection and bond of unconditional love. Our very own place to rest soulfully in the wonder and awe, completely disarmed and embraced in the natural state of being. The heart leads us to a clear passage and cleansing, a shedding of old, a point to nurture life and all that we live for. It is a space given in which to surrender, to lay down a clean slate, to be re-born in concept as we celebrate into the new, calm and cradled in the mother energy, inside the season of heart.
#HeartSeason #SpiritofCalm&Comfort #MotherEnergy #CradledInHeartEnergy #TistheSeasonforMagic #HeldinLight
It’s time to get out of the “cookie cutter” version of what healing should look like and shift back into our own personal guidance and experience. Sometimes, the path to healing has us feeling off center and it’s cause for questioning but we forget, feeling off center is also for good purpose. The center balances opposing sides and reveals a place of wholeness. When the scale tips toward into the wound, the other side of balance is overlooked. The gift of wholeness is to be open and available to both sides and to integrate them into conscious balance. Your personal path to healing begins inside wholeness not in one side of experience. Let’s look at pain for example. I’ve thought about pain. Pain is real. Pain is relentless. It reveals itself through the body, not just inside it. It wants to be seen. It beckons to be heard. It tugs at you every minute of every day. Pain is restrictive, trapped in the body with no space for joy and we suffer. Pain is suffering, the physical manifestation of held in, held back, shut down and buried emotion. Your physical body can become the storehouse for ignored, unacknowledged and suppressed emotional energy. Pain is an internal broadcast system for the feelings buried inside, screaming to be heard. To be acknowledged. To be cleared. To be loved.
Every healing journey will not look the same. It’s a personal pursuit-
Have you ever sat with the inner voice of your own pain?
I have. Pain is a lot more than just what we name it. It’s a culmination of stuck emotions, blocked feelings, experiences, memories, unconscious belief systems and unhealthy patterns. Because of this, healing can be an evolution of all experience and acknowledging what exists inside you, begins the path that serves as a direction. All of it is important information to construct a very intimate healing experience. Sometimes the tendency is to give up because you don’t like what you see and it can be hard to move through. This is when healing becomes dedication and time becomes discovery. I thought about pain. I’ve had pain. I’ve worked with pain and then it occurred to me. It came into me like a whole being awareness. The other side of pain, is pleasure. Pleasure. What a revelation! In all these years, it never occurred to me that pleasure was a root deficiency to my experience of pain. I was totally invested inside the pain that I missed out on any form of pleasure. I never embraced the joy of life and in being because I never thought to look at the other side of what the experience of pain had to offer.
I thank God for that moment in wholeness. It moved me. Pleasure was now in the game and enjoying my life became priority. When you embrace the other side, you stop brow beating the wound. You cease falling back into rigid, perfectionism disguised as discipline and the “trigger” has a place to go, a space to flourish. My personal healing did not look like the ideal or what I had anticipated. I found rest. I witnessed no more pushing into life or wanting to force forward. I could feel the grip loosen, I allowed some fun and sweeter foods, exercise was no longer a bloodbath but now conscious movement based on my needs for that day. Yes, I gained some weight but I also embraced that weight and loved myself anyway. My healing journey through pain helped me find a better balance within myself, a conscious balance. It helped me find the opening to the possibility of having pleasure move through me and integrate it into my experience. When you make your healing journey personal; it moves you, it changes you, it transforms you into a state of inner-conscious being. Shift away from the “call to action” approach to healing and move deeper into intimate understanding. Let that be the life-giving medicine you take in.
-Releasing Emotional Patterns
#BecomeYourInnerMostBeing #ConsciousBalance #WoundsAreOurGreatestTeachers
#SeektheOtherSide #BecomeWhole #WholnessMatters
AUTHOR OF INNER BEAUTY BLOGS
Jennifer is a truth seeker and artistic expressionist. She is certified energy therapist, emotional wellness coach, yoga/meditation instructor and intuitive. She is known her poetry and the deep care she feels for others.