Saddle up, trail blazers! It’s time for another journey.
I know you’ve carried a secret within you since you were a child.
The secret? You know you’re different. You understand there’s something unique about you, and that special something can make a difference in the world.
But you may forget you ever felt this way about yourself.
Your dreams are big, and you want to follow your heart. You believe in love.
But you doubt yourself.
You want change.
But you think you are wrong.
Somewhere deep inside of you, you know you have the knowledge, wisdom, creativity, and skill set to create a life filled with love and abundance. Not just for yourself – but for all of humanity.
But you do not trust that it is enough. That you are enough.
Here’s the thing: we are more than enough. So much more.
That is why we have big dreams and ideas of healing the sick, feeding the multitudes, flying, and immortality. In other words, we know we can – because we have a memory of transcending limits and living like immortals.
At any point, if we focus in and choose to move past the debris of pain and struggle, we discover the unlimited resources, qualities, and stamina within us to achieve any goal.
What would it feel like to colour outside the lines, and share what you know and feel about this life, with your dreams in tact? Imagine moving forward toward what you truly desire, with a strong heart and the essence of truth on your lips.
Between you, me, and all the other readers here at Tenderlogic, there are amongst us geniuses, inventors, astronauts, and lovers. There is enlightenment and wisdom. Logic and compassion. Futurists, and keepers of the records. But for whatever reason – we hide our brilliance away.
It’s time to recognize that spark. Say yes to that whisper, that secret; the deep-rooted knowing that makes you feel alive & centered like nothing else. That happy sensation is the power of purpose connecting you to the whole – life, the universe, and everything. Let yourself be the big player, the wise one, the change maker, the maverick. Let your wings unfold, your cape billow, or your voice ring out. The world awaits.
But it can be difficult to ascertain what our contribution should be, and why. Our paths become clouded so easily by conflict and the ghosts of our pasts.
If you find yourself distracted, or doubtful and in need of a reminder, read over the exercise below.
Align your vision. Realize your true self. Blast off!
Passion is the beginning – the seed. It’s the first thought that stirs your mind as a dream in its infancy. What were your first dreams? Thoughts? Ideas? Are they still relevant? What is your dream now? How big is that dream?
Today, notice how you react to new ideas or dreams. Allow them to blossom by playing out positive outcomes in your mind. Try 3 dreams or ideas, and see how far you get.
The goal is to exercise your dream muscles (yes, you have those) and imagination.
Purpose – the guiding light that draws your idea or dream home, with intent and wisdom. Purpose breathes life into your vision, giving it form, weight and meaning.
Inquire into your feelings about purpose. Not life purpose, but the purpose of that dream or idea. What little action or deed can you do today to start inching toward what you feel your purpose is?
Legacy – the footprints the dream/idea leaves behind once actualized. What is your legacy to your family, friends, community, and planet? What do you want to leave for future generations?
Try this suggestion. Make a list of attributes or qualities that you value. Connect to the feeling/s they create within you. Do they make you feel like a stronger, wiser or more peaceful person? As you experience the essence within you, extend it out from you until it fills the air.
Share the vibration rippling within you as your legacy to the world. How does it feel?
I invite you to step outside the mainframe of your life, and examine the seeds that are germinating within your consciousness.
They await your command, your permission to sprout into the future you truly belong to.
Your participation is essential. Grow.
Each year, as Leo’s birthday approaches, I look back to remember the actual day of his birth, and the months I carried him. I reflect on the meditations and feelings we shared as two beings, two bodies, two souls journeying together, sharing breath and lifeblood.
I remember walking through the Nevada desert, feeling the magnetic messages of creation soaring from his developing body as rushes of light, in rainbow tones and hues electric.
“How could the energies communicated by him be so profound, whimsical and humorous at the same time?” I wondered. I hungered for more as my being bathed in that soulful language of colors, emotion and movement.
What a precious gift, to connect to him so closely, in the amniotic fluids of life and light nestled in the warm caress of the universe.
He was part of me, and an energy all his own. Every day, I was filled with awe.
So this birthday, as with each birthday, I meet my son’s precious, familiar, energy in meditation. I speak through this medium of light as he sleeps, perhaps dreaming of his birthday party, or playing with friends, or streaming in the light.
As I sit here, I can feel the sun stirring, shaking off the night’s embrace. Dawn’s glow spreads across the horizon, and birds sing a glorious welcome. It is going to be a great day!
You are welcome to practice this meditation for anyone celebrating their birthday!
I close my eyes and quiet my mind, feeling the warmth of my heart radiating through my body. My soul is present, ready to meditate.
I take a few deep breaths, and can feel the thrill of connecting to Leo’s inner being. I take another deep breath, and ask Leo’s most magnificent, birthday self to take a form.
He appears as himself, a beautiful boy with big brown eyes and a grin like a lightbulb. He is looking up at the bold, blue sky. I turn my gaze upwards and see the liquid light drenching the stars.
I ask him what gift would be like from me to support him, and celebrate his lovely soul. (The gift could be an object, symbol or color).
He asks for a cliff of amethyst to climb. I extend this gift to him in my mind’s eye, and watch him as he receives it. He begins to climb from the base, purposefully moving from one glistening purple rock to the next.
As he rises, up the steep cliff, his arms, legs, lungs and heart are strengthened and energized. He reaches the top, and views the horizon draped in sparkly purple, lilac and lavender hues. He smiles, radiant with confidence.
I now connect to my love, and all the blessings I hold for him in my heart. I begin to send that energy towards him. I feel my body fill with bliss and joy as waves of love ripple out from my being to his. He immerses himself in these waves, until he indicates he is full and ready to go.
We look at each other one last time, and in a burst of light, he leaves. A new magic trick!
I smile and open my eyes. What a treat to be his mother.
This is my favourite way to start Leo’s birthday, before the presents and parties, or cake and ice cream. It’s a moment where we can stretch out in the light, and remember the fullness of our journey together.
I hope you’ll share this meditation with someone you care deeply for on their next birthday. It is an incredible opportunity to express your adoration and admiration for the one’s you love in your life’s magical tapestry.
What is the happiest, most elated you’ve ever felt?
Were you at a beach? With a loved one? Had you accomplished a great feat?
How did that feel for you? Do your best to recall the emotional ride & sensations of the moment.
Now, imagine amping up that feeling by, say… 10 notches? What would that feel like? Joy? Or something equally delicious?
I wonder if you can detect the nuances that separate joy and bliss, or ecstasy and rapture? Most of us travel locally when it comes to describing our emotions, focusing on the familiar. We stick to saying we’re “happy” or feeling “good”, or smiling about an inch into our beings.
Meanwhile, we reserve those all-encompassing feelings of wonder and joy for special occasions, or moments with certain people. Even then, we sometimes sell ourselves short – sticking to our “safe” emotions of contentment, positivity, etc.
Consider this: there are entire emotional universes beyond what we usually experience. Have you ever wondered what divine communion feels like? Or how you would physically react to your senses awash in rapture?
Today, I invite you to journey with me to one such place within yourself.
Before we begin, let’s first shed any stagnation or inertia by moving our bodies. Shake your whole being, wiggling your limbs and every finger. You can do this sitting down or on your feet, just as long as you get that blood flowing.
Do this until you feel a shift – not only in your body, but also in your mind. Look for an awake, engaging, fluid energy surfacing.
Great. Now let’s take it up a notch.
Take a couple of deep breaths and close your eyes. Feel all that rich oxygen reaching into your body with its infinite blessings.
On your next breath, ask your body where it holds the essence of bliss. This may sound like a strange question, but maintain your focus. Give your awareness a moment to pinpoint the exact location of this bubbling, elevated feeling. You may feel a fluttering, or simply sense its existence within yourself.
Breathe, and imagine opening that essence in your body. Feel its energy. Is it light or fast? Cooling or soft? Allow yourself to feel deeply into this energy, however it moves through you.
Immerse yourself further into the embrace of bliss.
How are you doing? Can you feel its frequency vibrating? Again, allow your body to move with this energy, to become familiar with it. Imagine enjoying this experience daily, simply for the fun of it.
Now, take another deep breath, and command all the trillions of cells to imprint this gorgeous energy deeply within you. It belongs to you! Use it! Embrace it! Adore it!
When you are ready… open your eyes.
Feel your body twinkling with the glow of this experience.
Just like anything in your body – the bliss muscle must be strengthened. Practice this exercise for a week, or several times a day. and see what happens. You may encounter old habits dropping away or unsavory characters taking their leave from your life.
Most importantly: do not fear your boundaries and emotional familiarities falling away – because they will. Trust that the truth of you will hold you steady, as it always has. It is right there, ever present, shimmering, coalescing with the cosmic stream, welcoming your expansion.
Now, my adventurous friend, I’m curious…
Have you stepped into divine communion? Or had an earth-shattering, almost incomprehensible experience that changed you from the inside out?
I would love to hear from you, Trailblazers! Share your stories over on the Tenderlogic Facebook page now.
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