I’ve been enjoying being home for a week. The magic of Spring in Minneapolis, thunderstorms, drifting cottonwood, biking around the lakes, lilacs and willow trees.
Ive been soaking in the love of family and at the same time been witnessing familial dynamics that I vowed to end with my generation.
I watch as the women in my family over-work and care-take everyone else, bypassing their own needs and desires. They know what they want but lack the strength and sense of worthiness as to command it. Essentially living from the perspective that other peoples needs are more important than creating an empowered life that they love.
My left eye was irritated and swollen for a few days. I took the masculine approach of treating the symptom but it didn’t go away and actually got worse.
I knew that the left side of the body is associated with the feminine and that the eyes are usually associated with how we see things. So I asked it. What are you trying to tell me? I heard “It is my job to take care of everyone over myself.” I asked is this mine? and I heard “ancestral”. Makes so much sense.
I used Boundless clearings to heal and release all ancestral patterns and beliefs around the matriarchal sacrifice our truth, desires, dreams and needs, in order to please others. I felt waves of chills all throughout my body and my head shook- feeling the ripples casted out throughout the blood line.
The days of self sacrifice are OVER. The world WANTS our JOY, FREEDOM, and EMPOWERMENT. When we claim that, we attract the people into our lives that we DO NOT NEED to sacrifice for. Compromise once and a while? Yes. Give? Ofcourse. But sacrifice the totality of all that we are? Sacrifice our dreams and creative inspirations? Our self care?
No. No. No.
What social narratives are we choosing to pass along to our children?
What if our needs, desires, and dreams actually SERVE others? What if by me being my most juicy, empowered, inspired and joyful self- I can be MOST of service to others?
THIS is what I claim, create and command now and forever. AHO.
We are as free as we CHOOSE to be.
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