As I write this, it’s the first week of January, 2018. Time to get back into the swing of work. A new stretch of life beyond the overload of the past year.
Emerging from the bliss of vacation time, the comfort of hibernation, or the avoidance of reality, can feel enormously difficult. I know the struggle all too well. Stepping out of hiding can feel scary.
But, as scary as it is, sooner or later our hiding places get stale, and uncomfortable, and we’re presented yet again with the decision to go deeper into hiding, or step out and shine.
I know the seduction of a comfortable hiding place. I also know the danger of staying too long. I’ve had to re-emerge into life too many times to count.
The good news is, it can be easier than you think to awaken your spirit from its slumber. Here are the ways I’ve found to help myself awaken and emerge into a place of shining:
Cleanse Your System – Cleansing your system will help wake up your spirit. Ease off sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and wheat. Drink lots of water, eat plenty of green veggies, and increase your consumption of probiotic foods. Detoxifying sea vegetables, miso, and green tea will help you shift your tastebuds towards healthy food choices. Salt baths will help detoxify your system.
Get Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable — Be present with yourself as you move through your day. Notice when and where you have the urge to hide, or avoid something. Instead of hiding, or avoiding, stay with your feelings, or release them, using one of the techniques mentioned below. Keep moving forward. Action will help dispel your discomfort, and increase your courage to stretch even further.
Clear Your Energy — Use energy tools such as EFT Tapping, Meditation, Heart Breath, Yoga, Qigong, and Reiki, to clear unwanted feelings. Often, we can feel overloaded by other people’s needs and negative energy. Combine this with our own stuck emotions, and it can feel impossible to move forward. These energy techniques will help you cleanse and strengthen your energy, making it easier, and more enjoyable to shine.
Ignite your Passion – Read, watch, listen, do, whatever it is that lights you up. Be vigilant about maintaining fuel for your fire. Often, in hiding, we allow our inner flame to become nearly extinguished, making it difficult to emerge. Special attention to your unique creative expression and desire is necessary to re-ignite your passion and inner power.
Use Creative Visualization — Sit quietly, close your eyes, and breath deeply. Imagine a ball of golden light (or any color you desire) over the top of your head. Allow this light to flow down into and around your body. See the light cleansing and releasing whatever needs to go. Notice that as the light cleanses you, your inherent brilliance begins to emerge. Allow the light to radiate beyond your body, forming a beautiful field of your personal essence all around you. Stay with hthis visualization as long as you like. Emerge with the sense that you’re radiating your inner light.
Step Forward and Shine– Start where you feel safe and encouraged, whatever this means for you. Stretch from there, in the direction that feels best for you. Choose your pace. Choose your style. Just keep moving forward.
We need your light!
I’d love to help you emerge from hiding. Contact me to learn more about how EFT Tapping and Matrix Reimprinting can help you re-ignite your passion, power, and courage.