It’s not about what you do, it’s about how you do it.
Showing up for yourself- again and again and again. This is true courage.
In the beginning of my grief journey, and a new relationship with my emotional body, I didn’t know how this simple act would change me.
For the majority of my life, I resisted showing up for my emotional body landscape fully.
I didn’t have the skills, resources or awareness to show up in presence, to hold myself in the challenges, to find the resources in my pain.
Emotional body literacy is vital for awakening- moving away from an autopilot existence.
Resistance and avoidance to what is moving through your inner terrain means that important needs are not being met. Repeatedly.
This results in longstanding systemic malnourishment- issues, challenges, behaviors and choices that will impact your life in less than fulfilling ways.
The resistance and suppression of your emotional body has dire consequences for all four levels of your being- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
But there is another way.
A way that takes practice. Patience. Willingness and skillfulness.
The act of arriving in presence- presence of your emotions- is the most courageous thing you can do for yourself today.
When you show up in this way for yourself repeatedly, your skillfulness increases.
My grief journey has been a powerful resource of awakening.
Not because it was a joyful or comfortable ride. It has been the most powerful change agent for me because it was anything but comfortable.
My grief forced me to keep looking at my emotions- even when I didn’t want to. Even when the pain was intolerable.
Grief amplifies the emotional body.
And if you can skillfully learn to work with the waves of grief, your emotional body relationship will also dramatically shift. It can become a resource for nourishment, rather than only pain.
In my grief process, I’ve learned that the most courageous thing I can do for myself is to keep arriving. Arriving within.
My willingness to keep arriving within and leaning into my pain, has been like a mantra, a tuning fork. Turning me inward- again and again.
What is arriving now?
What do I feel now?
What do I need now?
The courage to keep showing up for yourself- in your pain- is the warrior’s path.
This is the path of Karma Yoga. The bravery to continue to step towards self- no matter what’s arriving within the inner landscape.
This is your empowerment. It is the beginning of creating deeper self trust. It is a dedication to your own resiliency, to life.
In the face of your deepest pain and darkness, you can keep arriving home.
Have courage Dear One.
You are on a warrior’s path.
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