Hello! And Welcome back to the Art of Onward! I'm so glad you're here!
It's been five months, nearly to the day, since my last post.
(This sounds like a confessional, doesn't it)
During this time, I've come to a new chapter in my life. It's been quite the journey, with U-turns abounding, and disappointing, even heartbreaking, frustrations. I allowed myself this time to contemplate and permitted myself an abundance of introspection, as I ask the Divine daily (many times a day, honestly) for inspiration, strength and help.
Imagine a tree. It is at best a teenaged tree. Winter comes. The tree has roots running deep and its branches are delicate, but stronger than they first appear to the casual eye. One day, a winter storm comes blowing and spilling heavy, wet snow, on to those branches.
There had been some spring weather just before this onslaught from the skies, and leaves were already peeking out at the warming sun. The tree was too excited about the warming sun and breezes, and when the winds and snow returned, it simply can't hold it.
The main trunk breaks under the weight. The sun isn't warm enough to melt the suffocating snow.
Should the tree be cut down? Replaced?
The choice is made to keep the tree, trim the damage and allow it to heal. That summer, a branch much further down the trunk took the lead. It grew up and up, around the broken trunk, and now, several years later, that tree reaches twenty feet toward the sky, abundant with branches filled with leaves and has grown to be a welcoming beacon to the birds.
It provides oxygen and, therefore, life, from each leaf. It has the ability to host wildlife within its branches, and its shade provides shelter for anyone who needs a break from the hot sun, or cold rain.
The tree has matured, the roots have continued on their predestined path to reach for nourishment below the surface. Its reach into the sky a beautiful show of resilient splendor to all.
Have you ever wrapped your hands around the trunk of a tree? Have you felt that life's energy flow? That energy is a direct flow of exchange between the roots and the tree we see above ground.
Our lives, when rooted securely, can withstand the U-Turns in life. Sometimes it feels like we've been running straight at a brick wall only to crash, stumble from the bounce, and land on our backs.
When we fully understand and embrace our purpose in life, when we identify it, define it clearly, and allow ourselves to live into that purpose, our own roots have the proper impetus to continue their growth toward nourishment.
How do we put that impetus to best use? We gift ourselves with a set amount of daily allotted time for prayer and meditation, whatever your soul care looks like. As we make this a priority, our roots are consistently nourished, and our branches become stronger.
Soon we will find our trunk and our branches resilient in the storm, well nourished in the droughts, and able to provide shelter to all who live within our unique constellation of humanity.
For my personal nourishment, I have access to a daily mentorship video program. This has been such a strong element of my soul care over the past two years, that I began a daily life and mindset life coaching group. I record a live video every day with insights, motivations and inspirations. This mentorship group is available to everyone who would like to join us there.
We've been going strong for 75 days now, some of our weeks have had specific themes for deeper growth: a 5 day Gratitude Challenge, a 5 day Deep Dive into finding your Purpose and how to live into it.
If you would like to join us, the group is $1 for week one (look around and see if this is a match for you) and then $19.95 USD every month after that. You can unsubscribe anytime.
You see, I have been blessed to know my purpose since I was a small child. My purpose is to bring light and raise the communal consciousness and awareness in the world. Knowing this purpose gave me the grounded roots I needed when I bounced off my own brick walls these past few years. It is why I began this blog, turning my recovery into a healing guide for others, as we all continue to build our inner wholeness and wellness in our human experience.
It is my goal to help strengthen the journeys of as many people as will join, in order to allow each of us to grow and become as we progress daily toward the life we would love to live.
If you are interested, please copy and paste this link and allow me to send you a hearty welcome as you join our community:
You build the dream, I'll help you get there. You are not alone.
And you are worth the gift of your own time and focus on your own unique wholeness.
I hope to see you in the group soon. A dollar gets you started.
So much love to all my readers here,
Click on the link above and request to join our group. I'd love to welcome you there for daily encouragement!