What if now is the time to receive everything we require to grow up emotionally? For many, it has been a challenging time, primarily because there has been so much manipulation, domination and control of the emotional field. We have been locked in these patterns trying to make ourselves or others feel something, or preventing ourselves or others from feeling something. It's exhausting to live in this emotional reality. Many have the desire to grow up or mature emotionally but often don't quite know how. We desire to be free of the manipulation, domination and control, yet often end up in a state of resistance, fighting against what doesn't feel good.
Take a deep breath and imagine what it would be like to feel emotionally safe. Begin to become curious about love based possibilities that inspire true thriving. It's so easy to get stuck rejecting what we don't want, or fighting against what has been held in place for so long. What if now, we can truly be supported to live beyond this? Call in the energies of kindness, gratitude, peace and calm. Imagine what it would be like to live with energetic ease that supports your emotional body being relaxed and responsive. The emotional body can become an expression of your consciousness that assists you to thrive by providing information about the environment. It is a tool of perceiving, something that can assist to know what's most light, expansive and true for you.
The key to growing up emotionally is to get curious about what it would be like to release any and all judgment about where you are now. What often prevents us from receiving what we require to mature or develop emotionally, is that we are either in denial about the condition of our emotional body, or in judgment of it, wishing we were better off, wishing we were happy, at peace and enthusiastic about life. With honesty about where we are, and the choice to direct our presence and attention towards it, we can welcome our higher self, wider self, or the consciousness that we are to show up and transmute what was previously held there. We can awaken to a lighter experience of life and living, where we are aware of the manipulation, domination and control that goes on here, yet no longer have to live under the weight of that. We can ask to be and receive the energy, space and consciousness of allowance, and direct our attention towards the choices available now, to be more resourced, loved and supported and to show up in our relationships from a space of greater love and wisdom. As we step into 2018, may we receive all the love and support from within and through all forms to have the capacity to show up for this life and express our greatness in more ways than we can currently imagine.
At the bottom of this post is a 10 minute audio, meditation style, to assist you to create an energetic and emotional re-set. How much more support and contribution can you call into your life to assist you to thrive? Now is the time to acknowledge and release our previous definitions of what we think "support" and "contribution" means, and what state of mind or set of circumstances we have to be in to receive it. Many of us carry beliefs of having to diminish ourselves or be in difficult circumstances to receive support and contribution. What if now is the time to change this? We can invite life, the universe, and our higher selves to show us what true support and contribution is, beyond what we thought it was. Imagine being gifted a new template or foundation that you can now build upon. As we allow for the surrender of the old templates, foundations and beliefs, more empowering ones can be received, embraced and progressively expressed, calling new forms into our lives that better reflect the internal environments we've chosen to cultivate.
It's time to invite universal support into your life, and progressively allow other people and life circumstances to mirror that condition of support. When we try to reach for support here, we often activate human realities that lead to scenarios of co-dependence and dis-empowerment. People who help hold more power than people who need. People who give are good and people who need are bad. There are so many polarities of dis-empowerment that keep us from true contribution, which is the simultaneity of gifting and receiving. These realities are being addressed, and more people are recognizing their limits and choosing beyond them. How much more can we know what works? How much more can we access our deepest love and highest wisdom and transform, transmute and resolve what previously kept us from having this readily available. May we receive everything we require to thrive here. And may we be and receive more love and true support than we've ever imagined possible.
Many of us grew up in environments where the punishment/reward system and lack of love/presence of love were very much entwined. When you were bad or "deserved" punishment, the presence of love and attention was withdrawn and withheld. When you were good or "deserved" to be rewarded or praised, the presence of love and attention was given. Due to this conditioning, we believe that anytime we want to modify a behavior that we don't like or isn't serving us, we of necessity have to withdrawal and withhold love and attention from ourselves. Now, we are coming into a time where it is essential that we know the difference between love and behavioral modification tools. Love is a vibration. It's a quality of presence and attention. If we are to thrive, we require this vibration, presence and attention consistently. It is our life force, our very essence, that which sustains us in physical form. The challenge when we still have the old imprinting, is that we associate love with reward and praise. So when we feel love and receive that quality of attention and presence we believe we are good and right and there is nothing to change, or we "fear" that if we are loved now, we will accept all the things we believe are wrong about us and cease to continue to grow.
Love is not an energy of stagnation. As we fully acknowledge the difference between love and behavioral modification, we can love ourselves completely while choosing to modify our behaviors, or be or do something differently as we become aware of something greater. We know when it's time to change something. We naturally outgrow behavior patterns as we evolve and become more conscious. For a long time we may be unconscious of something we do, and progressively become aware of it, though don't know how to change it, and then gain the ability and "know how" to change it and are able to choose something different.
Another one of the carry-overs from the punishment/reward behavioral modification tool consistently being delivered at the same time as rejecting, separating from or refusing to love you or embracing, caring for, being gentle with and loving you is that they have been so energetically tied together for so long, it takes quite a bit of acknowledgment and awareness to untie them and see them as different things. When this does become possible, then it is infinitely easier to love you no matter what while modifying your behavior at any time. And as this consistent presence of love for and of you builds within, and there is less fear present, then it is much easier to change anything! All of a sudden what was previously so hard to change, or seemingly impossible to choose, now becomes easier to change and available to choose. So, what if now is the time to love you totally, or said differently, be you totally, and choose what contributes to you thriving and everything in your life being greater?
As many of us know, one of the choices we have is of where we place our focus and attention. I had an online group meditation this morning on this topic of tuning into greater possibilities. If you'd like to listen in to the recording of it, I've added it to the bottom of this blog post. So, what would it be like if we chose to place our focus and attention on the greater possibilities that are available? We, as infinite Beings embodied are aware of everything to varying degrees. We can't turn off our awareness or discard our awareness as much as sometimes we feel like it would be easier if we could. Instead, we can choose to acknowledge our awareness, which often takes the edge off of the intensity of it.
As Infinite Beings, in combination with our bodies' amazing capacities that we are just beginning to discover and awaken to, we are aware of so much of what's going on on the planet, the "positive" and the "negative." We are aware of what's going on for other bodies, and other beings and with the Earth. If we refuse to acknowledge our awareness we often feel worse and will have lots of thoughts. When we choose to know what we know and be aware of what we're aware of, the thoughts often clear from our minds and the intensity of feeling subsides. Instead, we have the lightness of perceiving, the ease of being, the capacity for knowing and the choice for receiving everything. This is new terrain for many of us, although on some level it is so natural and ease-filled. It's actually harder to not be and do what we can naturally and easily be and do. It's just a matter of knowing that is is possible and choosing to remember. Take a deep breath, welcoming in the beauty and the greatness of you and know that there are so many of us here and now choosing more than what's ever before been available. Now is the time.
Christine helps people to navigate transitions with love and wisdom. offering presence and care she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on in life. With all of the different tools, methods and wisdom she has access to, she inspires, encourages and makes it possible for people to really love and honor themselves, and thus be more able to love and honor others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!