Today is my birthday, and I’m happy to be in the sun celebrating with loved ones. Birthdays are a great time to think about how far we’ve come in the last year, what we’ve achieved, what we’ve worked through or overcome, and how we want to celebrate. They’re a good time to take stock, and check that we’re on track with what feels most true to us, and to check that we’re putting our energies into the right things. We can do this at any time of course.
I’m happy to be turning 36 today. 35 felt like a bit of a bridge between my old and new life; 36 feels like it’s building towards something, and strong. I’m ready now to put my energies into some new projects, and I’m clear on what those are. I’m clear on my priorities, and I’m clear that I want to try and enjoy every step along the way. It feels good to reach a place of clarity, after a period of change and inevitable confusion.
I’d like to thank you for following along, and for all your support. I’m really grateful.
One of the biggest things I’ve had reinforced this year is the inside out way of living, and the ability to choose how we want to feel internally, regardless of any challenges we may face.
I have seen that we always have the option to accept ourselves, and to feel as much love inside of us as we possibly can, whatever is happening externally.
It’s easy to think that things on the outside are the answer – we use them as markers of progress and success, and obviously they can be. But how does it feel on the inside?
If we focus on the inside, often the outside will fall into place. So don’t chase things, believing love is outside of you, and believing those things will bring you love.
You are love. Know yourself as love. Feel yourself as love. Feel the love inside you. It can be that simple, and it’s available to all of us right now.
Are you feeling how you want to feel? If not, what can you do to feel more that way?
When we’re not feeling the way we want to feel, it’s easy to blame things outside of us. Or to look to them to make us feel different, or better. When really we need to be going inward, and cultivating the feelings we want within us.
We can’t expect anything outside of us to bring us happiness, or to make us feel a certain way. Believing differently will often lead to anxiety, grasping and trying to control people or other things we can’t control. Instead we all have the choice to focus on what we can control, which is our own inner landscape. The feelings we cultivate within our own bodies, the choices we make, and the attitudes we decide to have.
We are all repsonsible for ourselves. We can’t place that responsibility in the hands of anything or anyone else, and expect it to end well. We can take our power back by knowing that it’s all within us, and that what we cultivate within, will be reflected without.
Sometimes things happen that are totally out of our control, things we will never make sense of, and we have to try to surrender to a greater wisdom on those occasions, as hard as that can be. But many times, actually, we have more control than we realise.
We give our power away, to other people and to things outside of us. We react and we blame others, when they are just mirroring back something we need to see, or we look to them to give us things that we could be giving to ourselves. But we can set the intention to no longer do that, and we can decide to take radical responsibility for our own lives, and how we feel. We can take our power back.
Please as a birthday gift to me, would you do something really kind and loving for yourself today. Something that will celebrate you and all that you are, and that will help you take some power back in feeling more of how you want to feel.
That would make me really happy, thank you 🙂
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