With the holidays upon us and the intensity of marketing messaging, familial and social obligations and a resurgence of fear breathing down our necks, it’s easy to feel confused, lost, overwhelmed, irritated and disconnected.
Make no mistake - you are not alone. Almost everyone is feeling at least one of those feelings right now.
And sure - it will pass. But when it does, will we have learned from it?
When I teeter on the brink of sanity, I usually manage to catch myself and ask: what can I learn from this? How can I use this experience to not only expand me as a human, but also make my impact on the world a little softer, brighter, and more loving?
But it took me a long time to get from a place of constant reaction to graceful responding. And if I’m being honest, it’s a constant practice. Because it requires releasing everything I think I “know” and dropping into my body (which connects me with my heart) - the place where my intuition lives. Once I’m there, I have access to all the clarity I could ever want. Then it’s just about putting that clarity into action.
I’m often asked: why is intuition so elusive, and why is it so hard to follow?
That’s because we’ve been taught to not believe ourselves. How many times have you had an inner knowing that turned out to be right? And how many times did you ignore that inner knowing?
There’s no shame in it - we’ve all done it over and over again. But just because it’s been one way doesn’t mean it can’t be another. We can learn to not only hear, but also to trust our inner knowing. And it can be easy. In fact - that’s the whole point.
If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that as a space holder and community builder, it’s my responsibility to show up with the insights and tools I have learned and offer them consistently, especially during times of amplified intensity.