Sitting in sacred circle with a group of women, I listened to stories told by a group ranging from 19-90. Do you resonate with some of what they shared?
“I’m bursting with energy, but confused. How do I prioritize all I want to do?”
“I have a list of things I love, but I’m not doing that list.”
“I’m so distractible, interested in everything. I need to focus.”
“I have physical symptoms that tell me I’m not on the right path, and it’s still hard to trust doing what I love and know to be true.”
So what is the theme? It sounded to me like the question, “How do we see our path, and then how do we follow it?” This is an important and recurring theme that follows us through life.
Is the answer to discipline ourselves? To crack down and force ourselves to focus and choose? I think not! That is the old way.
This circle, facilitated by dear friend Elise Collins Shields, was an honoring of St. Brigid, descended from the Celtic goddess of the hearth. And so I asked Brigid to whisper in my ear about what we as women leaders, who are immersed in complexity, need to do. How do we discern in the new way? Here is what I “heard:”
As goddess of the hearth, I say, build a fire within to warm and bless your heart’s home–the place inside where you are who you’ve always been and always will be. This is a place outside time and space, a place only the heart knows.
Sit by the hearth, the place of warmth, comfort and safety within your heart and have a fireside chat.
Say to the Universe, “In this great journey where there are so many possibilities to manifest, I wish to liberate myself from outdated stories and beliefs and embody the IAM, The One, the Beloved, the Truth.“
Now ask–no, command that the Truth within you enter this room with eyes open, head held high, and speak what is next for you. Listen and “take it in.” Embody that Truth.
Then, rooted in and embodying that Truth, you will conduct a mediation with the mind, which will be a great help to the Truth in working out the third dimension details.
This is the right order of things.
This message from Brigid has stayed with me, and it reminds me of some important things I want to remember:
- The heart is the first place I want to go when making any decision. That is “the right order of things.”
- The heart is fearless about moving forward and telling me the Truth, and that will always come in Love.
- My mind is useful as well, and is a wonderful implementor. I don’t have to worry that my heart will lead me down a scary or impractical path, because the mind will always help with the strategic, clever and practical ways to manifest the heart’s truth in the “real” world.
- We all know more than our mind admits. So another question to ask myself is, “What if I just did what I really know is next?”
This kind of discernment and decision-making is a great gift for a heart-centered leader. It will save time in the end, and move us forward in important ways.
Will you join me in making decisions in this way? Try it and let me know how it works for you. I look forward to your comments.