Life isn't always about running around, and constantly building, there are seasons and times of which we need rest. Points in time we need incubating and points of time to accept where we are, witness it and sit with it all. Time to self-reflect. These moments usually come in spring and fall, for most individuals, around the 7th year in our life cycles and if you are a 7 life path, it takes place across your whole story.
That's what I am. I'm a 7 and I am in constant deep reflection and unveiling deeper aspects of myself. Finding new ways to share my story and expand upon my present journey. In life, we are often taught to go, go, go. Because as we advance in technology and our attention spans seem to become shorter and shorter, we tend to neglect the most valued parts of ourselves, the moments we need for growth and expansion. The points of reflection, pause, and incubation.
We need time to nurture ourselves, care for our hearts, mend our wounds and prepare for fresh starts. Always. No matter what takes place in life, when you are coming to close a chapter in your story, you need a period of rest, review, and contemplation about how far you've come and how to move forward, so to ensure you "get all you need" from the cycle in which you just processed through.
And while I know this, I understand this, there are times of which I do not live by it. It happens to all of us. Sometimes my practice falls short. Sometimes, it completely falls off. No one is perfect, we are all here to master our skills, master our growth and expand our network. The more we choose to accept that there is no need for perfection, that we are beautiful as we are, the more we can find the love and light we know inside our hearts. As we do, in those moments of "life review", we can acknowledge who we are, where we came from and what it took for us to get here now, in this moment.
Currently, I'm in the process of developing a specific practice for this unfolding, so that it can become more systematic in time and less of a confusing practice, that we take bits and pieces from here and there until we forget it all and have to "restart" all over again, finding our way, again and again. To me, it's easier to have a centralized place to find this information, to go back to tine and time again, so that as I develop, I can continue to expand and I can review where I was and where I want to go. So that as I navigate this system, I can master more. I can take on more experiences that will empower my soul and fuel my desires to create and express myself most freely. The less I have to worry about the "how" the more I can feel free to just be and explore my infinite levels of creativity.
When I have to "think too much", I remove what is moving, what energy is pouring through me and then my work comes "lackluster" or my ideas feel weekend because I'm trying to force its nature. Instead, by simplifying processes, it makes it easier to nurture their growth, my growth and the expansion of my being from a clearly conscious mindset.
You see, we all have fears, and ways to self-sabotage our lives, and without having systems in place to assist and propel our growth, as a whole, we stunt our growth, because we become so focused in on "one problem" we forget to expand out and look at the whole objective, to live and be, to express our hearts most freely through limitless opportunity and the eyes of creativity.
We present ourselves through ways of resisting our progression, even without noticing it. Negative banter, affirmations with limitations, words that create bounds and times of too much or too little "action" can surmount.
There is a place for balance inside our lives, and we can achieve much more then we have yet to realize. There is a place for both the positive and negative, expansion and contraction in our experience and we need times of propelling and times of rest to realize this.
So, when we feel into the contractions, embracing them through movement, flow, and an ecstatic feeling, we can transmute the pain of it all, into a much warmer feeling. We can empower our whole being by navigating our system more freely and implementing processes that offer us freedom.
Yet in order for us to do so, we must learn to find value in both, times of rest and times of which we progress. We are seeds, planted upon this earth, and so too are our ideas, planted within us. Like the plants, we need time for re-birth. If we move against mother nature and her desire to create harmony, that means we are battling our destiny, we are battling with the hand that feeds us, nurtures us and warms our hearts with rays of sunshine as we fuel ourselves for dream time.
If you've ever noticed, we have seasons where animals go into hibernation or choose relocation, each is necessary for their life's exploration and our identification of how to process and live with nature as well. We need their reflection to understand and progress our position. If we are always constantly moving, always constantly running to or from something, when can our vessels refuel, hydrate, recalibrate, re-energize and renew themselves so to prepare for the changes that are to come. If we constantly plant on the same ground, season after season, without ever turning the soil, or rotating the seeds we plant beneath the soil, then we rob the ground of all the nutrients it needs to offer us, the sustenance to progress further, it becomes tainted and spoiled. Needing, even more, time for rest then, it originally would have been able to offer. Because we chose to work against the grain, we chose to work against the natural harmony and rhythms of the "mother". The more we return to nature, the more we implement new systems to integrate more naturally in tune with the earth's rhythms, the more abundant our world will be.
Which then leaves me thinking...
What happens when you become a mother? What happens when you, yourself are there to nurture and care for something or someone, and you have forgotten about yourself for so long, how can you, care for a seed, if you do nothing to uplift the soil you breed? What I realize is there is always another side to the story. And I wonder, what's the hurry? How can we all find our way to create a balance, so to empower more harmony within us all? For both the seed and the mother, so to engage more harmonious cycles within the soil, the earth that's there to nurture us all?
As you progress in nature and expand your presence upon the earth, it's ok to take your time, be present, enjoy the simple moments and points of rest, so you too can find ways to embrace your natural gifts, to create and produce, your love's nest.