Feeling Uprooted? As the Storms Rage, as the World Turns, Go Within.
Dearest one, how are you? The trees aren’t the only things that have been uprooted. Certainly not.
There’s fire, water, wind, earthquakes, war talk, fear, worry, grief, despair everywhere.
So, tell me. How are you, really?
How do you deal with life when you have been uprooted, physically (you had to evacuate, your home has been impacted), or when life changes have left you feeling emotionally, mentally and spiritually displaced? When your life feels uprooted?
We have been experiencing upheaval on a massive scale in the world. I cannot remember a time when my body has felt such gale-force winds within me, witnessing the scale of the upset and upheaval in the world.
More is Needed
These are the times when more is needed. Even when you want to ignore it all, and just get intimate with Netflix’s best. More is needed because there is always another storm. Another patch of unknown territory.
You have to know how to navigate — swiftly, with the clarity that is born from inner knowing.
Yes, I know that I am always beating the drum about the abiding value and life-altering significance of connecting with the source of your inner knowing: the compass within you.
I do it because it’s true.
We all witnessed how the shifting nature of this recent storm turned a sigh of relief quickly into a heart-pounding sense of urgency.
You know how that shows up in life.
The thing is, life is always that way. Even when we’d rather pretend that tomorrow will be the same as today, things still change. Some days it feels like there is nothing you can hang on to, that isn’t changing.
That’s why being able to navigate with and through the storms, no matter how they present themselves (and you know I don’t mean just hurricanes and fires), is vital to your well-being.
… when your inner gears lock up trying to do your life in automatic mode,
when life’s storms are sounding the alarm, and safety gear is required…
… If your heart is pounding with the magnitude of upheavals inside and all around you,
Or, even if you are not standing directly in the path (this time, thank goodness) of whatever kind of freaking explosiveness is shaking the roots of the world,
But you are someone who walks a path of service and wants to help,
You need to know how to navigate through.
Stand fast in the light
You want to stand fast in the light. Because heaping worry and concern on top of what already exists just makes a grand mess of things.
So, take a breath, go within — deeply, quickly, now. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Let’s take what we already know, and create an energetic support network to help you get through to the other side of this. No matter what your this may be.
Learn to hold steady, even if it looks like madness in the outer world. Inside can be different. Believe me, it is different, once you learn how.
Become a Beacon
What is inside will sustain you. And as it sustains you, you in turn become a beacon for others who may not yet have found their way.
So, whether you yourself have been directly buffeted by the winds, or want to be part of holding the lamp high so that others can see the path ahead, going inside is where you will find the calm. It’s where the answers reside.
It’s where you remember that you’ve been through this before (in one guise or another) and that you will find the fork in the road that has your name on it.
Keep walking. Pay attention to that small voice within you that knows the way. It’s there. You just have to get quiet inside to hear it.
These days I’ve gotten a louder drum. And I’m drumming like crazy. From the inside out.
Did you know you can ground in the light?
It’s time for rooting deeply within. Let there be light.
Join me, dear heart?
Laurie Seymour is a transformational mentor/guide, #1 bestselling author, host of the Wisdom Talk Radio podcast and founder of The Baca Journey. She helps women and men who are in the midst of great change to have a direct experience of their inner wisdom, dissolving self-doubt. Then she provides the strategies to sustain their inner connection so that they live the life they know is possible with confidence. You could contact her for a complimentary exploratory session (virtual tea!) to explore where you’ve been and illuminate where you’re heading.