I Choose… Full Participation
I am a person who lives a very intellectual life. Not really by a conscious choice, but because I learned at a very early age that it was not safe—or even good for me—to feel my feelings. It was much safer for me to live “in my head” and to leave my heart completely out of it.
Don’t get me wrong, though. It’s easy for me to love and care for others. It’s easy for me to want the absolute best for other people, and to know that the “absolute best” is possible for them, and to work hard to assist them in living their Dreams.
It is NOT easy for me to let my heart get involved on my own behalf, though, and that is what this message is about...
Because I KNOW that I’m not the only one who lives this way.
I’m so grateful for my husband, because I know without question that when I met him in July of 2000, a big part of what my life would become would be anchored in what I learned from him. He was my example of what healthy self-love looks like. And he was – and is – a great example of what it’s like to live from your heart.
I have learned how to do that, but only in small ways. Up until now (I’ve recently realized), I haven’t allowed my heart to participate fully in my Dream. I’ve done all the intellectual stuff, but I haven’t really allowed myself to get into the feeling of it. My tendency is to intellectualize it—to think it to death!—and I think that is a big part of the reason that I haven’t experienced the level of “success” that I have been working my butt off for since 2008. It feels like I’ve basically been trying to move forward with my foot firmly on the brake. Or maybe "without engaging the transmission" is a more accurate analogy, because as long as I stay solely "in my head" without getting my heart involved, I will stay in neutral.
No more. It’s time for that to change, so this week:
I Choose… Full Participation in my Dream
This week, as I consider all that I am Called to accomplish this year, I allow the feeling part of me to get involved, too. I choose to be willing to really feel what it will feel like when I am living all that I am currently inspired to create. As I do the work of being the woman who is capable of creating that “bigger life,” I remember to bring my heart together with my intellect, and do the work from there. In other words, I invest my whole self in my Dream because only with full participation is fulfillment possible.
As always, I encourage you to place yourself in the “I” position as you read this message. What, if anything, catches your attention as something that is applicable in your life? Where are you holding your own self back? And what would your life be like in a month or a year if you were to engage your inner transmission and participate fully in your own life?
Just something to consider…
Love to you all!
Have an awesome day if you choose to!
Rev. Sandra Daly
“Speak your Soul into this space.” Em Claire