In the photo above, that teeny weeny little drop of water that I am waiting patiently to fall to my lips depicts the way many people live their lives.
...with a tired and thirsty soul.
How about you? Thirsty?
It's how I used to live my life and on some days... still do.
Little sips every now and then of life's magnificence is barely going to quench the deep thirst we all have inside.
Life is a vast ocean of possibility, abundance and deep joy when we learn to drink deeply.
Slurp it up people.
The time is now... not when things improve, look better or when we get what we want.
We need to drink in the chaos, open to the pain, drink deeply from whatever life brings and see it all as coming from the same source of love and peace.
It is in the moments of lack, resistance and contraction that we are reminded to open and surrender to EVERY experience.
Life really begins when we stop trying to control our experiences and just embrace what comes our way.
...when we stop hoping for only 'good' things to happen and discover the gems within the so called 'bad' stuff.
...when we stop avoiding the darkness by only hanging out in sunshine, rainbow and butterfly experiences.
...when we start appreciating the dark, cold stormy nights for the wisdom they hold.
We need to get real, authentic and embrace life in it's wild, messy and chaotic fullness.
Natural strength and resilience is revealed when we have the courage to open the locked vaults of pain inside and let go.
Deep peace that lies at our core surfaces when we have the willingness to meet the painful stuff and not turn away in fear.
To stare all aspects of life in the face with love and acceptance.
So how can we drink in the moment fully?
Well let's do it together right now.
Look around you and say yes to what you see.
Say yes to the sounds you hear.
Say yes to what you feel.
Drink it in fully with a deep breath.
Say yes to your life circumstances as they are right now.
Say a big whole hearted yes to this moment exactly as it is.
Drink it in like it was a big ocean of both salty and sweet.
Know that you are vast enough to allow all of life to move through... the good, the bad and the ugly.
You are powerful beyond measure.
Breathe in your life as it is with acceptance and trust that your instincts will guide you safely forward from here.
However don't mistake me and say yes when your soul is saying no. Instead say yes to your inner no and express honestly what you feel.
Breathe in your worries with a loving breath of serenity.
Breathe in your doubts with a truthful breath of deep trust.
Breathe in your fears with an accepting breath of courage.
Look deeply within and drink in whatever you find.
Look at your life and drink in whatever is before you.
The spark of the divine is always present in every scene.
So drink it up with a deep belly breath.
Hehe just kidding!
Ok that's it. I'll hop off my soap box now and go drink in my life as it is and you can continue with your day drinking life in fully and deeply.
Say yes to whatever unfolds today and trust that life is bringing you exactly what you need... because it is.
AND if you would like an experienced and trusty companion to walk into those much avoided locked vaults... I would be honoured to adventure with you. My month intensive takes you by the hand and guides you home to the source of peace.
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and please share this email with people in your tribe who could do with a love bomb right now!
Drink up and cheers to life! xxx
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