Are you feeling a bit stagnant? Are you feeling a tad bit bored? Are you feeling a bit scattered? I can speak for myself in saying that I am feeling that way. What are you holding onto? These are the questions that I have been asking myself a lot over the past couple of weeks, and I’m slowly but surely trying to work my way through them. I have been letting the past sit in my spirit for a while, and have not been diving into my imagination as deeply as I want to.
This morning, I received a very inspirational text from my friend Andre. This part really stuck out to me, and I wanted to share it with you all.
“Why does it take so long to change and grow up? There are several reasons:
We are slow learners. We often have to relearn a lesson 40 or 50 times to really get it. We need repeated exposure.
We have a lot to unlearn. Since most of our problems — and all of our bad habits — didn’t develop overnight, it’s unrealistic to expect them go away immediately. There is no pill, prayer, or principle that will instantly undo the damage of many years. It requires the hard work of removal and replacement.
Growth is often painful and scary. There is no growth without change, there is no change without fear or loss, and there is no loss without pain. Every change involves a loss of some kind. We fear these losses, even if our old ways were self-defeating, because, like a worn-out pair of shoes, they were at least comfortable and familiar.
Good habits take time to develop. Remember that your character is the sum total of your habits. You can’t claim to be kind unless you are habitually kind. Your habits define your character.”
I have come from a space of worrying that my daydreams are not good enough… that what resonates in my spirit at times isn’t enough for where I want to be in life in the future. I have to unlearn that pattern and that lifestyle. If I don’t, then I end up resenting where I am and end up feeling like I’m not progressing in any way. I am comfortable with the idea of change, but I have to also be aware that all change has to be self-invited. It’s not the change of someone else and what they want for me – it’s what types of changes I want for my life. That doesn’t come easily. It comes when you are willing to be open about what you want to come to fruition. You have to have good habits in order to develop the type of character you want to be. I have to remember that growth is okay, change is okay, and that I have to unlearn that what has happened in my past doesn’t dictate my present. You are the author of your own life and your Higher Power assists in making that real if you do the work to make it happen.
Your voice is powerful and it is heard by the divine. These come from the intentions that you set and that you hold within you. Don’t hold onto what you can’t carry anymore, because it doesn’t serve you in any way. When you set your intentions out into the Universe, it comes back to you if you focus on it. Focus on what you desire and love, rather than what you are fearing. Take some time getting even clearer on what you want today, by creating lists, asking what you would like to do. Don’t think of it as something you haven’t achieved – think of it as what you want to achieve. It’s all about changing your mindset and being willing to do that.
Don’t let anything that you believe is unrealistic to enter your space. Be crystal clear about what you want. Ask yourself the following questions – Kyle Gray helped me to make sure I asked myself this today.
“What is it you want from life? What does it feel realistic for you to create? You are only limited by your capacity to accept miracles. Today, encourage yourself to go beyond the limits of your past and move into a space of unlimited potential.”
The limits of your past…I think about what was put into us as we grew up. Some of us grew up having parents that didn’t support us. Some of us grew up being told we weren’t good enough or wouldn’t amount to anything. Some of us grew up not being motivated to follow our own dreams, but the dreams of what our adult figures wanted us to.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing Crazy Rich Asians (it’s a great movie – I suggest it) and something that stuck out to me in the movie was the fact that ‘Americans focus on their personal happiness compared to laying the foundation for generations of the future and honoring the past’. This quote really made me think about how millennials especially are always targeted for thinking of themselves and what makes them happy first for their present instead of thinking about the future. I would like to rival this thought process with the idea of being present and allowing what you want to manifest in your life to come first so that way, the future can be bright and you can be able to situate yourself for your future – your children, your children’s children, and those that come after. If you’re not grounded first emotionally and mentally and spiritually, how can anyone past you be able to benefit from the work you put in today?
Today, think of a goal or goals you’re ready to manifest and be clear on those intentions. We have a New Moon in Virgo coming up this week, and preparing yourself for it with these actions is going to serve you so much better than you can even imagine. Anything is possible, and I want you to take a step back and remember that your dreams are important, and you can make them real if you want them to be.
If you don’t, you’ll experience a sense of discontentment, boredom, and stagnation. This will drain you if you don’t put forth the effort to make it real. I implore you to get right to work on what’s most important for you today.
Thank you Kyle for the following intention I was able to set for today I want to share with you all.
“I have the right to be heard. The Universe listens to my intentions. Today, I choose to be clear about what I want. I have the capacity to create miracles. I choose to welcome those miracles with open arms! And so it is.”
Miracles are real everyday – and they don’t even have to be looked at as miracles. They can be seen as you or others on your behalf manifesting what you have truly been searching for and wanting in your spirit deep down, without worry.
Re-evaluate. Be clear. Be positive. Welcome the change. It’s okay to be uncomfortable, as long as it’s serving what YOU want. I hope that this motivates you to start September off even stronger and making sure the rest of your year is exactly what you need it to be.