Many of us, whether we want to admit it or not, are miserable in our lives, or at least we aren't as happy as we could be. We seem to, as a collective, have accepted a certain level of unhappiness in our lives. We justify the unhappiness with phrases like, "You can't be happy all the time.". But this is more than just having a bad 5-minutes. This is years of being in relationships that haven't been happy for years but we stay because the priority is longevity and loyalty. We accept that if we're married for 20 years at least 10 of those years will be miserable because that's the way life is. We accept the miserable job because the bills need to be paid. We accept the house we don't like and the broken car because the miserable job doesn't pay us enough to allow us to get new stuff.
When you make choices, you send an energetic wave out into the Universe. It doesn't matter how big or small that choice is, the energetic wave is the same. That is powerful energy that you, as a human being, are projecting out into the world. What you do with that energy in terms of how you feel about the choice that you made, makes a big difference to what happens as a result of that choice.
I've attempted to take my own life 3 times over the years, starting back when I was a teenager. Two of those attempts left me in the hospital. One of those attempts put me in the psychiatric unit for a while. I was clinically depressed at 12 years old. I fought that battle all through my teenage years until I was 20 or 21 and the roller coaster of pain stopped. I've had to battle it here and there over the years since then when things happened that I didn't necessarily have the skills to handle at the time.
This is a question I ask a lot lately. What if things could be easier? What if I didn't have to worry about anything? What if I am okay just as I am? What if we're already whole? What if? To access this post, please purchase a subscription
Why do we need to make ourselves other people's priorities? What if you just put yourself on your own priority list and stopped needing other people to do it for you?
It's been an interesting and eventful weekend. Life went from not moving at all to warp speed in a matter of minutes. It is still amazing how that tends to happen. There is nothing quite like hitting the gas pedal as hard as you can and flying off the starting line. I guess now I should fill all of you in on what's been happening.
I'm a little slow this time around. We've had a ton going on and I'll be writing about that in another blog. For now though, it's time to get some New Moon messages out. This moon is providing quite a shake up for a lot of people, myself included. If you've been preparing for or expecting change, you're probably getting it right now. Take care of yourself as you go through these changes. It's important to continue to honour our own needs, even as the world spins around us.
We can only see things from our own level of perception. What that means is that we're usually missing something. We can't feel what others feel all the time. We don't know every tiny little detail of the situation. Our judgement will always be skewed in one direction or the other based on our own experience. There is nothing wrong with that. Guiding other people using that judgment means we can limit the experience of another and unintentionally hurt them.
Most of us are as stable as broken rocking chairs. There is nothing wrong with that. It's possible to sit in a broken rocking chair and retain our sense of balance. It's not about whether or not the rocking chair is broken or fixable, it's about how we choose to see it. How do you see the chair you're on right now? Is it broken? Is it better than having no chair? Do you want a new chair?
No. There's nothing wrong with being human. The point is never perfection. We don't all need to be Zen masters. We are here to have these human experiences and feel these human things. They are completely okay. The goal is to acknowledge the crazy after the fact, and then try to find the higher perspective at that point. The more aware we are the less we respond, but that doesn't mean we're going to be perfect all the time. Even the best of us have bad days. To access this post, please purchase a subscription