My morning meditation led me to draw this diagram.
I wanted to be able to just SEE these things I was holding, sitting in front of me.
These aren't ALL the things I am holding, but these are the three things that feel most "up" for me today.
Drawing it out like this, which is how I was guided to do by my dream in meditation this morning, helped me feel more grounded about:
- I don't need to JUGGLE these things they can all intersect and kind of form one thing
- They intersect in ways I do and do not see
- It's fine to feel/think all the things I feel/think - even where they conflict with each other
- No one thing is more important than the others, I can make space for all of it
Before I did this, I honestly felt like I couldn't make progress with anything today because these thoughts/feelings were all jumbled up and leaving me with no options.
This is pretty common for me.
BEFORE I make space for everything - what I want feel impossible.
AFTER I make space for everything - I feel clear about AND ready to take my next steps.
This is one of the places where most people get it wrong with their dreams... waiting to see the path clear ahead of you instead of just taking the steps you can take from where you are right now.
Showing up every day and doing the teeny tiny little things that you CAN do is what builds the path.
The more chaotic the world becomes, the more heavily I lean on this practice.
If you are NOT making space for all the things you're feeling - WHICH INCLUDES YOUR WISHES FOR THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT AND FIGURING OUT HOW TO MOVE TOWARDS THEM - you are going to get all tangled up in everything and it's NOT going to be possible to create positive change in your life.
That doesn't mean your dreams are not possible.
It means this is the work you need to do, to get there. It's up to you do decide to do this work consistently, or not.
And I really want to encourage you to DO THAT WORK because YOU DESERVE ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE DREAMING OF.
And, collectively, it's our creative dreams that will help guide us to create a better world for everyone.