Not sure why I’m surprised anymore when every couple of years a growth spurt comes along.
Everywhere I’ve turned these past few months several of the signs have been pretty blatant – repeated themes, pokes to pay attention, constant questioning.
Among the latest were two gentlemen appearing at my door one Saturday morning.
They asked what I thought of all the recent events –
Airplanes being hijacked and shot down.
Russia and the Ukraine in conflict.
Israel and Hamas exchanging missiles.
School girls being kidnapped by extremists.
In a nice way they were asking if I thought the world was going to hell in handbag or if there really could be a bright future.
How can you not smile recognizing said theme popping up once again.
My reply took them by surprise.
What happens with the world will be directed by who we decide we are, both individually and collectively.
These are all opportunities to bring deeper levels of awareness to events and decide more consciously –
who we are,
what we believe,
how we’ll show up,
when we’ll speak up, and
where we’ll take a stand.
By being who we really are and deciding to act accordingly, we are the ones who will ultimately determine what happens to ourselves, each other and the planet.
Sounds rather ominous and far too heavy a weight for one person to shoulder.
Because it is.
That’s the point.
We’re not supposed to save the world, or even our world, all by ourselves.
But we do need to show up as our best selves, find each other and start figuring out new ways forward together.
Notice I didn’t say say we need to find each other first and then show up.
We’re all leaders.
Sometimes we’ll feel like we’re showing up alone,
nothing is different, and
the same old crazy things keep happening.
You make a difference by showing up as full of your true self as you can be right now.
Somebody needs to go first and Light the way so others can see.
Until we make ourselves visible, we all remain hidden.
We have to show up, even when we think nobody else is, to see who’s there.
(How many times have you heard someone speak up about something and others chime in with “me too!”)
You know where where you’re supposed to start.
Something has been bugging you.
Doesn’t even need to make sense or fit perfectly into your passion or plan – yet.
Change happens with being different.
As an example, right now the step for me has been poking in the side.
To feel in alignment, the time has come to break away from popular advice around marketing, and creating perfect business systems.
The more I think about, or try following that path, the more physically sick I feel.
I’m tired of the games.
I want to, I need to hold a higher vision of people that they see through the games and are looking for another way too.
How else are we going to get somewhere else other same-old, same-old.
I’ll explain further shortly in another post.
What’s of most importance is for you to be you.
Use every opportunity as a way to learn more about yourself and know –
who you are,
what you believe,
how you’ll show up,
when you’ll speak up, and
where you’ll take a stand.
Don’t turn away.
Turn towards and look.
Many an answer and surprise is waiting to behold.
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chief nudging officer
Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.