Inevitably on the path of transformation and self-actualization, there comes a moment when we feel as though we are totally alone.  We long for someone to fix us, to tell us what we need to do, to share "the" secret with us and yet somehow that doesn't seem to fix things.  

While this may feel like an excruciatingly lonely or frustrating time, it is actually one of the most magical, special moments on the path to awakening to your true self.  For this is the moment when you get to be completely and utterly with yourself.  You have the gift, the opportunity and the choice as to whether or not you will keep walking forward with yourself and ultimately develop a deeper relationship with your true self.  It is critical to have support on the path - from community, teachers, healers, coaches, friends and family (biological or otherwise).  And yet, none of those people can save us.  We are the only ones who can truly save ourselves.  We are the ones who get to choose if we will love ourselves and practice self compassion as we let ourselves emerge or if we will reside in a mindset of despair, frustration and defeat.  We are the ones who decide if we will rise up from the ashes and ask for help and if we will keep moving towards our dreams when help does not arrive.  

I invite you to see this moment as the biggest gift the Universe has ever given you.  Seize it as your opportunity to take a stand for yourself and to commit to doing what ever it takes to actualize who you truly are in this life.  I promise you that as soon as you accept that you are on this journey by yourself and for yourself, that things will shift.  The right support systems and cheer leaders will emerge.  The fog will begin to clear and your path to deep fulfillment, purpose, joy and authentic self expression will become illuminated step by step.  

You are a perfect human being who is creative, resourceful and whole in your most natural state and at this very moment.  Trust the whisper inside you.  Trust your abilities.  Trust that as you keep evolving you will experience the great abundance, love and magic of this world more and more.  Below is one of my favorite poems by the great poet Mary Oliver.  I am inspired to share it with you so that it may support you in moving forward on YOUR path no matter what. 

Shine On,

The Journey 

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save. 

 ~ Mary Oliver ~


Jody Seltzer
05/18/2012 12:35am

I am going through a particularly hard time this year, and your words really speak to me. Thanks for the inspiration Rony!

05/21/2012 7:31pm

Thank you Jody! May you find all the richness, joy and love you seek in the depth and beauty of your special heart! Blessings to you xoxo


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