There seems to be a myth floating around in the spiritual world that one day when you’re awake and enlightened everything will be perfect and heavenly, you won’t feel any pain or ‘negative’ emotions and everything will be love and sparkles. At that point you can become a guru talking only about love and light and everyone can look up to you.
Equally there seems to be a judgement that if you are reeling from a life challenge or experiencing ill health then you must be getting your spirituality wrong, are out of the ‘vortex’, your energy isn’t ‘aligned’ and clear and you’re using the wrong tools, disconnected from Source or far from God.
How do these views feel to you?
Do they feel loving?
Do they feel true?
Do they make you feel safe to be you?
Do they make you feel accepted and able to be real and vulnerable?
Or do they feel like judgements?
Avoidance and suppression of humanity in favour of a spiritual ideal?
Waking up doesn’t mean you stop breaking down. In fact it’s a key part of the process.
The shittiness of the shift is the juice, the reality, the humanity and humility that shows others it’s OK to feel and be real.
When I talk about shining your light I’m not talking about being a sanitised, one dimensional version of yourself, a perfect guru on a stage with no problems.
When I invite people to ‘shift and shine’ I am talking about coming out of that spiritual closet that hides the truth of who you are and how you feel and showing yourself. ALL of yourself, warts and all. It is an invitation to join me in being brave and vulnerable, messy and magnificent, telling your truth.
When you let go of the holding and hiding, on that wave of authenticity will flow your creative power and freedom.
You cannot shine your light if you bury parts of you you are afraid to show.
You cannot shine if you paper over the cracks and hope nobody will notice.
Awakening means being shining ALL of you and learning to love and accept ALL of you.
Over the years facilitating many groups and working with thousands of clients, I have seen that the biggest shifts happen when I let myself be vulnerable and share my story and show myself in an honest and real way. It is deeply validating for others to know they are not failing just because they are feeling a lot.
Feeling isn’t failing.
Transparency is the new key to authentic and transformational leadership.
Shatter the pedestals, accept no imitations, superficial perfection is not real.
Messy is beautiful.
It’s OK to be YOU.
Lots of love,