Day 21/366 days Towards Self-Mastery. Status; appreciating the synchronicity
The fabric of our conditioning forces us down a path of seeking safety and stability in material things.
As we accumulate them we then need to maintain them, care for them, repair and replace them.
All this drives up our cost of living and keeps us worried and working, day after day in the mundane. Or maybe we've reached out to start our own business and that fear of not making ends meet swells into a torrent of anxiety.
Yesterday was about reaching into our dreams. Today we look at what might be interfering with our ability to reach those dreams.
Today's inspiration is perfect for where I am right now in my life.
When we're trapped in the illusion that we're not supported, we need to be in control of our lives, we need to anticipate and prepare for what's next, we miss the fact that there is a great cosmic life force that supports all of life.
Just as this cosmic force creates universes, it knows the next right step for you.
What inner story gets in the way of following your dreams? Can you trust that the cosmic life force supports you too? Today, be willing to feel into life itself and know that life supports you.
My story was very much about not being supported. That narrative drove me to attempt to control my life as much as possible. To make sure I was on the right path, that I earning a good income, that I had a career path to greater heights which promised greater security and stability, to secure my own home and if there was any money or energy left, to travel a little.
Because I didn't feel supported, stability and security became my focussed priorities. And in a world that favours conformity; partnering, dual income, career and corporate ladder climbing, retirement planning, as a sole parent on an entrepreneurial journey, I was walking a tightrope.
How easy would it have been to simply trust that all is well? And how incredibly difficult?
Every limiting belief that I could mine for has been examined, every illusion turned over to explore it's failings.
And here I am, at the pointy end of trust.
This year is about leaning into trust.
At the beginning of this year 2020, I committed to allowing my heart to lead. That led me to write this daily blog , to walk my talk as I follow Sarah's inspirations Towards Self-Mastery. If not now, then when?
What stories are getting in the way of reaching for your dreams. Or maybe you are like me, and those dreams are so well hidden you don't even know where to begin to find them.
Are you able to trust that those stories are the very blocks to the dreams that will inspire you? I am. Let's do this!
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.