How do I discern what is the way forward? What is true? What is safe? Critical questions, individually and collectively, in these chaotic times. Deep-seated insecurities are bubbling up and casting shadows on matters we have trusted for ages.
Accustomed as we were to follow persons of knowledge, expertise, and authority, we willingly gave them our power, our franchise. We trusted them to give us information and guide our thinking. It was convenient but not anymore. A deluge of disparate information is flooding the media. Waves of rugged passion pushing in different directions. Polarities are strong, consensus rare. Not a visible course ahead that gives us solace, or sense of stability. Where is our truth?
In navigating these waters, inner guidance says that knowledge and experience of the past alone are no longer enough to show us the way. Now we must expand to make room for the heart energy. But how do we bring the heart in to formulate balanced and practical action plans and know we can be safe?
There is a simple way to know when the heart speaks. It is how the body feels. The body responds to the heart before the mind grasps the concept. When we pay attention to our body we begin to discern our truth. Thoughts that bring us a sense of relief, a feeling of goodness, a lightness of being, lead us in the direction of our truth. It May not be the collective truth or even the majority belief, but it is uniquely ours.
Yet through years of disuse, misuse, or abuse, many of us have lost our ability to listen to our body until it screams with pain. This is an important opportunity to relearn the body’s sacred language. The path lies in withdrawing from the outer turmoil, paying attention, and going deep within in meditation. It allows the heart to reconnect with the body to guide the mind. Clarity emerges. The guidance comes. And once we have it, our faith returns. Our fears dissolve. Once again we arrive at the serene center of our being, the truth of who we are. The outer storm need no longer toss us around. From here we get to take one step forward at a time, mindfully, lovingly with courage, conviction, and confidence.
The journey begins.
Creating the ability to Be, Live, Love.