This Easter weekend for me has been a time of enlightenment. A dear friend and I went to a place I’ve wanted to go for quite some time on Saturday morning, Camp Chesterfield. I am so glad I finally went. This place is so full of spiritual energy, guidance, and just an amazing experience all the way around that she and I have decided to plan another trip down in a few weeks.
I went there with an open mind and heart. I walked away from there with a mind and heart full of what can and will be.
Even though the temps were just in the mid-40s she and I took a leisurely walk about the grounds. I was able to absorb the wonderful energy into my soul and felt almost like a child at Christmas J
I have recently come from a dark dismal place in life. However, even though I knew this place was murky at best, I also knew in my mind and soul this was also a healing place for me. An inner growth if you will. Somehow deep inside I knew this was the place I needed to be at that moment to gain profound knowledge that has eluded me in the past.
The lessons that have come from this period have been invaluable to say the very least. It is as for the first time my eyes have been opened and I can clearly see my path from here.
I am here to say, there is nothing more empowering than knowing where you are going and how you are getting there. Understanding road blocks and grasping how to deal with them. Learning “No” is not just a word that could mean maybe, but an actual word that allows us to move forward and grab our life.
We learn to stand on our own two feet not by others doing it for us, but by learning to stand on our own. By taking responsibility of not only our life, but how we allow someone else to affect our life, we open ourselves to a freedom as never before known.
I recently have given myself permission to have this freedom. Something that is very difficult for someone who strives to be there for so many. I’m often told by my friends, “When is your time?” “You need to make time for you.”
These are the people I chose to devote most of my energy too, for the very reason, these are the people who not only recognize what I want out of life for myself, but also know how important what I want out of life truly is to my well-being.
For the longest time, I’ve known what I needed to do, yet, I refused to give myself permission to advance. Always finding an excuse to stall progress. Most of this would be out of fear for taking the next step. I would ask myself, “Am I really ready for this?” “Will the cost of what I want be too high of a price for me to pay?”
Then I realized, ‘cost’ doesn’t have to mean sacrifice. It is a clearing away process that must happen to move fully into oneself. It is not a bad thing, but an aspect of life that will happen one way or another.
People in your life will take as much as they can get from you. Eventually this will wear you down and you will wake up one morning and say, where is my life going? What happened to my dreams, while I’m helping someone else fulfill theirs?
The truth of the matter is, the dreams of others are their dreams, not our own. To be true to ourselves we can share in someone else’s joys and happiness over their dreams, but we must not lose sight of our own. We must work toward our dreams, our goals, and our own fulfillment each day.
When you take a trip, do you live out of someone else’s suitcase? No, you live out of your own. So don’t live life out of someone else’s baggage. We all have plenty of our own luggage to carry around with us, to live with, to deal with, to make peace with. We can’t do this if we’re living out of someone else’s suitcase.
So my wish for you this Easter day is very simple. I wish for you clarity of life, happiness within your realms, and a comfort to live your life for your dreams.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!