No really, what do you want?
I recently finished wrapping up my 4-week course, Stress Love & Love More. I can’t speak for the participants of the course, but I myself stretched, grew and transformed during the month. This week, I’ve practiced some of what I preached by checking in with myself and asking what I needed. I honored the fact that I needed a break – rest, relaxation, and reflection. I’m grateful that I’m privileged enough to be able to do this for myself.
As I reflect, I’m very aware that I’m in a season of growth and change. As my kids are growing and changing, I’ve had to take a good look at how I need to shift as a parent. The big theme of the last couple of months has been letting go. Letting go of who they used to be so I can meet them where they are. So I can see them as they are and appreciate them exactly as they are. So I can learn new ways to connect with them and support them. Giving them freedom and space to BE without my constant interference. I'll admit - it's been challenging for me!
However, with every challenge comes gifts. The space I’ve given them has meant more time for me personally. I’ve seen this space as an invitation for me to look within. So I’ve been asking myself: What do YOU want now? What are your desires? No really, what do you want? What would make today, this week, this month, this year, this lifetime… BETTER?
I’m sitting with these questions regularly and choosing both small and big things as I go through my days. I'm finding that it's helping with this transition by helping me accept where I am now and by making me more excited about the future I'm creating. Whew! I needed that.
Want to explore these questions for yourself? No matter what season of life you’re in, it’s worth the inquiry. I’d love to hear your answers.
Love and light,