On the day I write this I have been feeling emotionally out of it. My trust in The Universe has been shaky. My balance between masculine and feminine energy has been, well, not balanced. My consistency with blogging and working toward my goals has been lackluster. I’ve been feeling resistance and resentment more than I’d like to, especially in the last 2 days. Looking at those realities is not easy. Accepting those realities is also not easy. And turning it all around can be even harder. This is the practice in spiritual practice. This is where the climb gets a little rocky and uneasy to navigate on the journey of life.
After watching some of this year’s Super Soul Sessions I’m here at the keyboard, writing the blog for this Friday. The blog I am writing is not the blog I have ‘scheduled’. This is the dance of doing the work and serving as best as I can. An hour ago I wrote a letter to The Universe and I was kind of blunt, a little angry if I’m being honest. I wrote that letter half to The Universe as a prayer and asking for help, and half to yell at myself for not being where I need to be. This journey, this self-improvement, lead the world to the light, be of the highest integrity at every moment possible journey is fucking hard. I wrote about how Danielle LaPorte teaches to embrace the mess of the journey in her latest book this past week, and here I am fumbling through my own mess.
As I move through my own test from The Universe I’m here to get real with myself, get vulnerable with you, and share my process of redirecting my energy so that even when I find myself out of alignment I can feel empowered and confident in the journey.
I’ve stepped into a huge challenge for myself, I am one of those people who catches the vision and is determined to make it happen. This blog is a part of my vision, as is rileyreign.co, as is writing books and being a speaker at a future Super Soul Sessions. I am in this for life. I’m not sure if that’s something I decided or something that just is a part of me, but it is either way. I tend to believe that I was made for this. Because of this journey I’ve chosen, there is a hell of a lot of growing, learning, and expanding to do. While this isn’t often physical work, it is work and it can become exhausting very fast.
I find that if I don’t keep up with it and keep up with self-care, I do get tired. This is when I get doubtful, scared, or untrusting in my Higher Power. While I feel like because of the path I have chosen I do not have time for that, the reality is that I need these moments. They fuel my growth, they teach me some of the biggest lessons, and they can become my most powerful moments of empowerment — if I allow them to be, and if I do the work so that they can be.
Acknowledge that you’re in a funk.
Doing the work to transmute the tired into the empowered and the fearful or untrusting into the confident and certain is not easy, but if you can manage it, it can become one of the most valuable practices. This work begins with recognizing when you’re out of it. If you cannot recognize when you’re not in alignment and not in your power, you won’t be able to move through these feelings in the first place.
Shift your focus.
Once I’ve taken note that I am mentally, energetically, and sometimes physically not where I want to be, I do something about it. It sounds simple, I know. That’s because it is. If you aren’t where you wish to be, you’ve got to move. Growth does not come from stagnancy, it comes from movement. So when I acknowledge that I am not feeling what I need to feel I do what it takes to change it. Today that became watching Super Soul Sessions, other days it is listening to Danielle LaPorte’s ‘Decide to Rise’ spoken word. This small right action into creating momentum of motion gets me inspired. Or at the very least, it reminds me that I need to get back to work. (see the super soul sessions that inspired this blog post here and here)
Reconnect with your Truth.
Ahhh, I can breathe now. Inspiration. Refreshed by a deep reminder of my intentions. Now that I have gotten back into a place of confidence I can begin the other steps it takes to redirect my energy from upset into empowerment. This often times for me turns into a short meditation, or a rekindling of my connection with my Higher Self. Light sourcing meditations, journaling, and listening to songs that remind me of my purpose are some go-to’s for me. (listen to the song I currently have on repeat as I type this here)
Now I remember who I am, what I am doing, and where I want to go. Often times I have learned my lesson for the week/month/day and I take some deep breaths to soak it in. And I get back to work. Today this resulted in a open, vulnerable, and refreshing blog. Yes, you guessed it, it’s the one you’re reading right now.
May this process of shifting your energy guide you out of discomfort and into empowerment.
How do you shake off your doubt, upset, or fear? Do you have a different practice for redirecting your focus and energy? Please share in the comments below if you feel called to offer your practice to others.