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Friday Focus: Sacred Exhaustion

With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to feel worn out mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. If you’re like me, time alone isn’t a luxury anymore, it’s a necessity. Time alone to feel only my own energies, think my own thoughts, experience my own emotions. To simply clear away all that isn’t mine.

This felt like a good time to re-post about this phenomenon. Months ago, a friend posted on social media, claiming loudly, strongly, clearly, powerfully, that she is just going to go at her own pace. Upon reading this, I burst into tears. Something resonated so deeply about the words, the ideas, the knowingness buried deep within me, like a lost treasure. It’s a piece written by Jeff Foster. Does it resonate with you?

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SACRED EXHAUSTION

Your tiredness has dignity to it!
Do not rush to pathologise it, or push it away, for it may contain great intelligence, even medicine.
You have been on a long journey from the stars, friend.
Bow before your tiredness now; do not fight it any longer.
There is no shame in admitting that you cannot go on.
Even the courageous need to rest.
For a great journey lies ahead.
And you will need all of your resources.
Come, sit by the fire of Presence.
Let the body unwind; drop into the silence here.
Forget about tomorrow, let go of the journey to come, and sink into this evening’s warmth.
Every great adventure is fuelled by rest at its heart.
Your tiredness is noble, friend, and contains healing power… if you would only listen.

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I will allow myself to go at my own pace! How about you?

xo

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Be Inspired: 08.18.16

People are afraid that if they let go of their anger and righteousness and wrath, and look at their own feelings—and even see the good in a bad person—they’re going to lose the energy they need to do something about the problem. But actually you get more strength and energy by operating from a place of love and concern. You can be just as tough, but more effectively tough.

~ Robert Thurman

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Wise Words: The Age of Self

This is the age of self.
A time for one to realize and to become who they are.
In the truest sence.
It is the time to be self-full.
Not selfish in the way that others taught you.
Rather in the best, purest, highest sense.

This is the age of self, for those who are ready.
To fully allow the free self.
To let go of limits and predispositions, things that hold you back.
This is the time to set yourself free.
To put down the baggage that you carry.
For if it is a burden, it is not yours.

This is the age of self, a time of freedom.
A time to birth the creator that you are.
Coming into your own being.
Beholden to no one, no thing.
Allowing your sovereignty to come to life.
Radiating your truest self.

In the deepest part of you there is a knowingness.
A deep desire to return to self, the I AM, the I exist.
That deep desire to hear your voice without all of the others
Over the voices of others.
A deep desire to identify your self as yourself.

This is the age of self.

~ Jessica Sackett

 

Inspired by the Adamus and Tobias materials
Unknown empress, Roman statue (marble, porphyry), 2nd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).