When we were on the phone you said, “I always have trouble when it comes to what I want.” That is familiar. I feel it. I hear it again and again.
Today I want to cheer you on.
It’s time to let yourself want.
It’s time to know what flavor you prefer and ask for it upfront.
It’s time to choose the restaurant, the movie, the hiking spot, the music in the car, the station on TV.
It’s time for you to wear the clothes that feel just right against your skin.
It’s time for you to stand up for yourself when others are saying you belong seated.
It’s time for you to own your dreams and believe in yourself. No more delay is allowed. Pleasing others must now take a back seat to pleasing yourself because, in the end, what the world needs most is your happiness. We are starved for that laughter that bubbles up deep inside you and cannot be faked.
I know you’re frightened because someone will think you’re woowoo, full of yourself or simply wacko.
But I want to see the inside of you.
I want to see what you bring to the Table of Life.
I want your offering of horses and mandalas and days sitting on your porch to come flying at me on a zip line out of the sky.
I want to meet the giant elephants and feel my heart soften because they slow me down. I want to know what it is to speak the same language as my dog.
Then I want you to show me how to dye my skin a new color and twirl until I am the rainbow I imagine.
I want to meet you in the hardware store where I am full of dismay, confused and undone and I want you to put me back together with your laughter.
I want the wide net that you knit to include me as you create your community. I want you to teach me so I feel stronger. I learn from you. I belong more completely because you are in the world.
Out of a pool of holy water you are meant to bathe the earth and set our feet upon the high terra firma so we can leap and fly into our great unknowns. You give us our beginning.
I want you to find a room of your own, a corner of solitude, a space in time that is yours alone. In that carved out spot I want you to grow, and live and have your being.
For when you do that...when you become…I become as well.
Please allow yourself to WANT.
The Earth is waiting for the Beauty that only you can Imagine.
Do you ever struggle to know what you want? Are you more likely to make an altared space out of an animal or a paintbrush? Where would your zip line begin, and where would it go?
My class, Altar Your LIfe: A Soulful Cleanse, just wrapped up. We had a great time, and, because there was a waiting list to get in, I’m offering it again. I hope you’ll be able to join us. I met some wonderful people. It made me love blogging even more. If you want to see the next class I’ll be offering, it’s coming up soon as well: Altar Your Life: The Stories We Tell.