How to Start a Revolution... from the inside out
Begin. Begin with yourself. Begin an intention. With love. And kindness. Compassion focused inward. Take yourself off of the pedestal and out of the cupboard under the stairs. You are neither a saint or a sinner. You are you. Know that is a wonderful miracle.
Abandon myths of worthiness. Know that there is nothing you need to do, say or be. You are worthy by virtue of your presence. Feel that deep inside of you. Stop trying to prove yourself.
Seek to find the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. Examine your beliefs about yourself. Forgive yourself for the judgments you have saddled yourself with. Forgive the times you hurt yourself. The times you hurt others. And release all the false thoughts these judgments lead you to believe.
Stop the war inside yourself. Know that every piece of you, no matter how bitter...no matter how angry or backward, was only created to protect to you. Draw them into the love that is the truth of who you are.
Rework your story. Make it empowering. Magnificent. True to who you really are. Release the old feelings that weigh heavy. Grant yourself permission to feel anything that is present. Know your own strength.
Seek to know what delights you. Then do it. Recreate yourself as you choose. Lavish yourself in pleasure. In purpose. In love. Make delicious change. Do not do it out of anger. Or out of hate, frustration or feelings of disgust. It simply does not work.
Experience the bounty of The Universe. Allow yourself to receive the gifts that show up. That are offered to you. Let go of your resistance to vulnerability. Feel the strength that comes from allowing yourself to be loved and supported. Ask for assistance when you need it. Ask for assistance when you want it.
Take responsibility for your experience. Let go of the responsibility for other’s experiences. Know yourself as a creator. If you don’t like what is being offered, ask yourself why you are delivering it to yourself over and over again. Clear away the old patterns and embrace what you truly desire.
Practice compassion towards those in your life. See the beauty that each soul holds. See the divine purpose of every person, even the people you don’t like. Especially the ones you don’t like.
Release againstness. Know that what you push against, will just push right back. Let go of feeling bad for someone else. Create victimhood for no one. See the power in every being. See it for them when they are struggling to see it for themselves. Assist them in knowing the magnitude of their creative authenticity.
Seek opportunities to be of service. Create moments where you can uplift someone or something, as you are uplifted in the action. Ask yourself daily, how you can be of service on this wild planet. Dive into action.
Have fun. Wild. Amazing. Joyful fun. Laugh lots. Laugh until the tears run. Let the giggles be contagious. Infectious. Allow the joy to be the agent of change. Make it so that you cannot help but want everyone you see to bubble up in love...and so that they can not help but have the same desire.
Watch as the world shifts towards the magnet of love you have created. Watch as illusionary boundaries crumble in the imaginations that created them. Watch as a new sense of balance rises up...not one of obligation. But one that feels remarkably good to all that participate.
The axis of our beings will change. Because you have changed. Your core is rooted. Your soul evolutionary. The point of revolution will shift...for all. Because you began.
|Jo Anna Rothman, MA is an intuitive coach and facilitator of The Receiving Project. She revels in assisting people in falling in love with their lives. She is committed to living a life full of pleasure, purpose and enthusiasm. And perhaps most important, she knows the secret to the perfect s’more.|
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