We all know it. We live in a world of instant gratification. The speed at which we can get what we want is dizzying. Information: click. Food: drive-thru. New shoes: swipe.
I bought my first pair of cowgirl boots one summer break in college. Each week on my lunch break from my job I walked down to the shoe store and put $20 down. It took me all summer and I was so proud to wear them when I got back to campus.
We’re missing out on something. There is a process to be embraced when we have desires. Very often these days our desires are satiated so quickly we don’t have the discernment to recognize if we were off target with a particular desire. We GET but we don’t feel satisfied. So we seek something else. We get it. Click. Drive-thru. Swipe. Emptiness.
The work I do is energy work, pretty simply. I guide people in understanding their connection to the natural world and how this relationship can impact their lives in fundamental ways. But energy work is not a quick fix, and it’s not supposed to be. It’s a subtle shift from a detached state of being to a connected existence. It takes mindfulness, and introspection, and patience.
For centuries humans built their lives around the natural cycles of their environment. They ate what was available from the Earth, and they healed from the same. Every step we take away from this way of life we add stress to our bodies. Throw in technology, pollution, the speed of transportation, and our modern culture of burning the candle on both ends and keeping up with the Jones’–no wonder we’re sick and sad and burnt out as a society. We are not aligned with the natural flow of energy that sustains health, vitality, and peace.
Sometimes shifting your environment can bring change pretty quickly. Sometimes a blend of essential oils can bring relief immediately. But in the times it doesn’t, we have to tune in and understand that it might take some time to bring ourselves back in alignment with this natural flow. We have to bring our own life force energy in to the healing process through our mindfulness and our breath, our thoughts and our words. Our actions need to reflect our true desires. Obstacles will remain in our path until we have learned what we are meant to learn from them. There is no magic remedy, we are required to go within and consider very closely what it is we really want.
What are the obstacles in your life that are holding you back from being in the flow of health, happiness, abundance, and love? It is truly what is intended for us all. I ask you to take a good look at your desires and make sure they’re in alignment with how you really want to feel. Content? Vivacious? Strong? Joyful? Don’t expect a fast train to the life you desire (not that there can’t be one, it’s possible!). Let’s stop putting bandaids on the surface of problems that run deep. Take pause and dip your toe in the flow of the exquisite energy that is meant to be flowing through you. Be open to do the work, to tune in, to get back to nature, to simplify. And always do it from a place of love. Always always.