Let what you LOVE be stronger than what you fear
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice .........
This poem, The Journey, by Mary Oliver, has been a balm that soothes me when my soul is screaming for change, but fear (my mind’s critical voice) loudly shouts NO! in order to hold me back. Mary Oliver certainly touched on how we need courage to change — regardless of the nay-sayers.
It takes courage to be your own person. Courage to break out of the box of what is considered “normal.” It takes courage to dream big, to follow your heart, and to take action to manifest your dream. It takes courage to believe in and love yourself enough to overcome what you fear.
We all have dreams: big dreams, little dreams, dreams of how we imagine our future and dreams that are insightful and are catalysts for change. Dreams that propel us to the edge of our precipice — our jumping-off place to be the person we know we want to be. It takes courage to follow our hearts.
Do you know that our heart is the strongest energy force in our body? Western scientists tell us that it creates a magnetic field that extends 15 feet outward from the front of us. Translation: When we follow our hearts, our heart’s energy lays a path ahead for us.
Allowing flow into your life is paramount to living a life that is authentically you. A way to live your life from your Soul’s truth — to live in the way that is authentically you — is to allow guidance from your heart, your higher self, and your guardian spirits.
Both intuitive creation and shamanism work with the concept of direct revelation: knowing your truth instead of looking outside of yourself for answers. Both intuitive creation and shamanism help reveal your true desires that are waiting to be dreamed and lived. The opposite of living in your truth is being stuck in fear. Fear is the stories that your mind tells you to prevent you from leaving the path that seems most secure — the path that you already know.
Invite what you love to be stronger than what you fear.
To paraphrase Mary Oliver,
What will you do with your one wild, precious life?
Here’s an audio exercise to help you connect with your Heart and Dreams.