Life Update: Finding Jesus
Sometimes life hits you fast and in ways you’re not expecting. After a couple years of building this website in a direction that had plans of teaching new age-based practices and Law of Attraction principles (among many other aspirations), Jesus had a way in revealing Himself and His truth to me in February 2022. Though I resisted at first because of the worldview I had developed over the last many years, once I accepted Him, I began to be set free. Though it was a beautiful feeling, what has followed has been a ton of confusion, depression, and uncertainty due to many life factors I’ve been working through. So what’s next?
Adrenaline and the Present Moment
Thunderstorms! Adrenaline! Full, present-moment embodiment, say what?! This week I reflect on a personal experience infused with my love for thunderstorms, and how it was a reminder of what it truly feels like to be mentally present and physically grounded. So often we can find our minds wandering off, taking us out of the present and worried about the future or circumstances of the past, which in the end, robs us of being fully engaged with what’s happening in the now.
The Sneaky Energy of Validation Seeking
We all move through the world in different ways, but for whatever reason, SO MANY OF US end up making choices by seeking for validation and may not even know it. Why is that?? Instead of following our own personal truths about what directions and choices are best for our lives (which in turn end up being more beneficial for the collective when living from soul authenticity), we end up going down a trail of making choices that we perceive will make other people happy, even when your soul knows you have things to do that may not make sense to them.
New Identity (or Lack of)
How we identify ourselves (based on years and years of conditioning and life experience), in essence is just a construct that helps us navigate the world and helps us tell others who we are, what we do, etc. But what happens when we start attaching ourselves to versions of ourselves that no longer work for us? What happens if you realize that everything you have learned to this point has made you into someone that lives “in a box” of what you identify yourself as? Can you detach and create a new identity (or a flexible one)?
Navigating Change When the Horizon Isn’t Clear
Change is something that happens for every single one of us. Some things change on their own, but other times, you can feel in your bones that you know you’re capable of great things, but you’re just not sure how to get started. Speaking from my current experiences, and as I’m still navigating change in some big areas of life, I share some excerpts of my personal story and recommend a couple steps you can start taking today to get you moving in any direction other than the one you’re currently moving in right now.