By Lori Lines
I’m a truth seeker. Truth about our world is uprooting from its deep earthly tentacles and truth is exposing itself. Finding out the truth, even if it’s negative, brings me a sense of relief because it helps me align with what my soul knows and what’s playing out in real time. My soul does not rest until I feel that sense of peace in the knowing. There was always a kernel of fear in my naïveté, in the past. I would become outraged when a truth would come out that went against the grain of my soul. Now, I rarely become outraged when I find out the truth. I think it's important to endeavor not to ignore truth, especially when it's staring us in the face, because it is in ignoring that gut feeling that we find ourselves in fear.
There are people who can just go on about their daily lives, believing the lies we are told, and think nothing of it. I'm not one of those people. Someone I truly respect once told me I have a, sort-of, x-ray vision into the energy of people, situational dynamics, the connections of all things. It's the only way she could explain it to me and I now understand what she was talking about. It can be a blessing and a curse at the same time, but I digress...
Lies and omissions stir my soul and cause discomfort. When I come across a harsh truth I now recognize the discomfort and choose to see it as "It is what it is" now. The way I see it, it's from the "is what it is" of acceptance, that I find my power. In that power, I have choices I can make in my own life that help me stay in my personal integrity and authenticity. Outrage is fear. When I know the truth, regardless if it's negative or positive in my mind, the fear subsides. It is what it is. And I can lay it to rest, for it was there to show me my judgements.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
This past weekend was a humdinger. As you know the full moon was in psychic pisces. I'd venture to guess you may have had at least a tinge of emotion coming up recently. So, I'd like to tell you what happened this past weekend.
As I was going about my day, all of a sudden I was hit with an anxiety that I’ve not felt in years. I ran some errands and, while walking away from the store, I felt it coming on. A huge wave of tears and profound sadness. So, when I got to my car, I let her rip. You know what I mean? That ugly cry where your face gets all red, swells up, mascara running? Yeah, that.
All I could think of was, “what in the world is wrong with me?” My monkey mind began running amok as I tried to think it through. A list of questions began running though my mind: “Am I picking up on someone else?” Perhaps. “Is there anything going on, or not going on, in my life that I’m sad about?” Nope.
After shedding the last tear and regaining composure, it hit me. I’ve been working very long and hard. I have been diving very deep into my work, diving deep into its complexities and behind-the-scenes tasks. Diving deep within myself and asking the hard questions like how/what I can improve so as to show up, authentically, compassionately for my beloved friends and clients.
Then I realized I have not been doing my usual self-love rituals that nurture my own spirit.
Yes, it’s been a busy time since becoming a Level 3 QHHT® Practitioner. However, what I’m reminded of for myself, in this recent emotional experience, was that sometimes emotions well up and need to be let go. Duh, I’m telling you this ALL. THE. TIME. :)
I lost sight of practicing what I tell you!
After the ugly cry, I felt so much better and clearer in a way. I feel a breakthrough happened and through allowing myself to just feel the emotions before trying to figure out, logically, what that was all about, I have now made room in my being to keep going, to keep doing what I love. It also cleared out some muck that was holding back clarity on the next steps to take in my own life…in moving forward.
So, back into practicing my authentic self I go!
I guess I am telling you this to say, it’s OK to NOT be OK sometimes. Occasionally shedding the unnecessary is imperative to our emotional well-being and, lest we forget, to love ourselves first and to love ourselves THROUGH those times we might not feel like all is unicorns and rainbows.
In love and truth,
P.S. If you would like information on my “Practicing Presence” Coaching Series, feel free to contact me. It’s a 24 week, one hour per week commitment to taming the monkey mind and setting yourself into a neutral frame of mind. The results will last a lifetime if you choose to continue to practice this wonderful technique for yourself. I like to explain it as building a rock solid foundation to trusting in your own intuition.
Author Lori Lines
This blog represents messages through and from Lori Lines.