Dig In and Uncover the JOY!

Dg in and heal“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”~Rumi

Those who choose to take an inner journey are truly courageous. There is nothing comfortable about doing inner work and sometimes we get sidetracked at the exact time we need to dig in.

The most uncomfortable place IS where we need to go yet it is all too easy to glaze over the pain we deeply buried long ago. In order to heal, release the energy and expose what’s keeping us stuck we need to brush away the surface and look deeply within. We need to look at those things we don’t want to see.

Each of us has the ability not only to dig in but to uncover the spark of spirit so we can grow that spark into a flame. One could say that when we dig in, we do so to find home. We dig to uncover the foundation and make space for more of who we are.

As we dig we often meet uncomfortable “truths” that unfortunately may have guided us in the past. The good news is, by uncovering them we soon realize the “dirt” is not who we are and once we see that, the dirt is easily brushed away.

Think of it this way, if you live in a glass house and you never wash the windows there will be a time when you are no longer able to see clearly. Everything you see will be filtered through the dirt and grime that attached itself and everyone that tries to see YOU will see you through the dirt and grime.

The funny thing about dirt is that often times it doesn’t want to be cleared away. It sends a message that if cleared away we will be vulnerable and exposed. Do not let that deter you from your work for it is that very vulnerability that allows us to shine from within. It is in our vulnerability we find our power and the joy of being home.

Every tempest of sorrow helps us dig and although it may feel overwhelming while we are digging, the treasure we uncover will far out-weigh what we had to go through to find it.

Dig deep and allow yourself to feel what you feel, see what you see and experience what you experience; Soon you will find you have cleared out the old roots and made space for new ones to grow. You build upon a new and stronger foundation and you discover the joy that was there all along!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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You ARE a Soul; You have a body….

soulYou do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.

How often do we forget or get the two mixed up? It is in remembering our soul we can step out of our pain, move away from ego based body responses and change our circumstances.

Remembering we are a soul reminds us of our infinite existence and allows us to tap into lifetimes of experience. It reminds us to take care of our bodies which are only here for a finite amount of time.

Each time we say hello and acknowledge ourselves as souls we are breathing life into our spirit. We are making our spirit come alive within us. We are acknowledging we are MORE than just a body. We are acknowledging our divinity.

Remembering we are a soul also means taking responsibility for the body we have. Caring for our bodies is paramount to enlivening our spirit. It gives our spirit a space to come alive, to bring forth and infuse all we do with enthusiasm and joy. Think about it this way; Do you take care of the things you have? The things you have are not who you are but you care for them. The things you have do not define you. Your body does not define you for you are so much more.

It’s important to note that being a soul with a body is not mutually exclusive. In other words in this lifetime one simply cannot exist without the other. Your spirit lives forever, your body does not. When you bring your spirit alive from within you strengthen the process of working in harmony with all that you have and all that you are.

Remember…You do not have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body. Bring your spirit to life within you by remembering!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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