A lot of the energy in the world is changing. One thing I have been learning is to bring my feminine existence into balance with the masculine part of my soul. Looking back I know when the masculine and feminine aspects of myself have been out of balance. It’s the times I’ve felt helpless to put it simply. Helpless comes out in many ways in life. I have learned to spend a lot of time in nature and when the weather is not good for that I have crystals in my home and I also enjoy music that brings in sounds of nature and ocean waves. Another way I stay in balance is to stay in my power and know my own personal value. Value might also be known as personal power. I know when to give, when to receive, and when to walk away from bad situations without apology. There have been a lot of hard lessons to get to this point in my life and it’s still a struggle but well worth it to have energetic balance. I still sometimes look back at my younger self, before I began to learn new ways of being, and cringe. What was I thinking with that person I once dated? What was I thinking to have on and on. But again life is about learning and better to show up late than never show up at all.
After the 9/11 attacks I purchased the book ‘The Faith Club – (A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew) 3 Women Search for Understanding’. The book was very easy to read and the three women were very open and honest about their families, religions, and cultures they were raised in. It was really amazing how they were able to put their differences in a book and come to a deeper understanding while holding onto their friendship.
Today I turned on the TV to hear about the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in the UK.
When is the world going to come together like the 3 women in the book? We are all different. There is nothing wrong with that. The lack of acceptance is the problem.
Anyone open to a rational conversation on this?
Sara Doolittle – Motivational Speaker
When Friendships End ~ Years ago I was told, and now experience first-hand, that as I continue to feel better, experience more love, see more beauty everywhere, and realize my own and everyone’s significance, some of my friendships will need to end for my highest and greatest good. I imagine it’s for the other person’s highest and greatest good as well.
To be with someone who chooses to dwell on pain, regret, fear, and hopelessness does not make my heart sing. An occasional challenge is one thing and of course I can be there as a friend. But when I’m around someone who prefers to choose seeing a world of villains, fear, pain, regret, and hopelessness, the joy slips right out of me.
It took me years to practice new habits, higher thoughts, and open up to a bigger picture and to practice living from my higher emotions. As a result, I’m experiencing an abundance of love, cool experiences, ideas, gifts, and lessons that I came here for.
Except for rare occurrences, I don’t live in the dark anymore. And, I’m talking to myself here…it’s not my job to pull anyone along with me. Whatever anyone is feeling and experiencing is exactly as it should be.
I love that I’m learning to cultivate love even through life’s ups, downs, light, and darkness. And I choose to feel the beauty in that. I’m going to let those that choose darkness to fade away.
This way we can each continue creating what we’re choosing, without judgment and without compromising our integrity. I’m stating an intuition to meet other’s I’m excited to be around, show my authentic self, and allow my light to shine!!!!!!!!!!
So much I could write, but I want to start with this: I felt personally devastated when HRC lost the presidential election. It felt like a loss to all women…to my mother and grandmother, my aunts, my friends, my neighbors, and myself. That she lost the electoral college to THAT made/makes it unspeakably painful. I have learned that the antidote to such pain is some sort of action. For me, that has taken the form of creating a shop-within-a-shop in my Etsy store that benefits a cause that helps women all over the world. Dress for Success is known for putting low-income women into clothing that can help them get work, but it is so much more, involving counseling, work skills, and life skills. It is my small homage to a woman in a pantsuit who has given her all for women. If there is anything I’ve learned in my many years, it is that even something small helps, and may contribute to a bigger whole.
The Voice is a great TV show because it’s always positive.
If you don’t know The Voice it’s a singing contest but that makes a point of always practicing respect and kindness towards the contestants. It’s also a weekly reminder for me to step up to my dreams just as the contestants are doing.
The coaches on the show tell each contestant what unique individuals they are and they’ll do well to continuing following their passion regardless of how far they get on the show.
There was one young woman contestant who clearly loved to sing and be her authentic self. As she confidently sang and marched to a different drummer she moved further and further along in the competition. One night she didn’t make it and that was the last we saw of her on the show. Ugh, I felt so badly for her. Over the previous weeks, her coach’s comments seemed to give the young woman false hope. The young woman lost she seemed shocked when she lost. I whined to her coach through the TV, Why did you get her hopes up?!
The next morning I’m sitting in meditation and, as usual, my thoughts are everywhere. I’m thinking about this or that, before grounding myself to fall more gently into the space I look forward to being in. As my thoughts moved to the young singer, and I started to feel badly for her again, I heard something to the effect of…she was following her bliss. She was putting herself out there and pursuing her dream. And, I got it.
I got that it doesn’t matter whether the voters thought she was good enough to win or not. We can all keep following our hearts, regardless of outcome. We all have something unique and beautiful to offer. As we elevate ourselves, standing in our own power, we elevate the whole world.
Sara Doolittle, Motivational Speaker
What is “Good”? It’s all a matter of perspective.