A Monthly Affirmation

Security lies in the open spaces, in the time that we give ourselves to truly be, to truly feel with no expectations. This month I invite you to use to the affirmation, “I am secure,” to remind yourself that security is always present.

In each moment we have access to the deep well of resources that springs from within us. The love that is present there is all that we need to guide our actions in each moment. In my past columns we have talked a lot about how to recognize that love and bring it into inspired action. With that foundational understanding in place we may now speak directly to the power inherent within us to support the dreams and desires that arise in our experience. 

Often we meet our desires with a “no” before we even notice that they have arisen within us. In this way, our desires remain “unconscious,” and we are unaware of them. When we find the space between the desire and the response to it, we find a wellspring of information that can direct and guide our experience. This is all we need to create the environment in which our desire can be born into reality. 

Keep in mind that desires are like water. They shift and change the boundaries and banks of the spaces that they flow through. They carry pieces of us along with them and deposit them where they are needed. Sometimes those pieces create blockages and make home for unwanted inhabitants who stay until the debris is cleared. To keep the resources in our life flowing to where they are most needed, we must first see what is going on. We must know what it is that we are carrying.

Take the time this month to check in with yourself honestly and make space for all of your desires to declare their existence. We don’t need to know why they exist or where they came from or even where they are going. When we allow them into our awareness, we are accepting our own wholeness, our unkempt, untamed wildness. We are allowing the fullness of who we are, of our experience, to be expressed. We are quite simply setting a stage for the manifestation of the highest desires each of us holds. We are allowing them to shift, move, reorganize and integrate.

Can you hold yourself in a space of vulnerability? What do you need, personally, to feel safe enough to be vulnerable? Is there something you can do right now, in this moment, to create that for yourself? Perhaps that is taking a moment of silence, speaking a prayer, reaching out to a friend, putting yourself in a community space, removing yourself from a space that feels constricting, or shifting the way you tell your story.

Our society teaches us values that do not create the vulnerability that we need in order to experience true security. In this time we are all revolutionaries. Each moment of honesty with ourselves is a protest. Each action we take to create that safe space for ourselves is an act of revolution. We must do this work within as we simultaneously are involved in the systems that we wish to restructure. Acknowledge that desire, the desire to live in a world where you are nourished as much as you are feeding your community. A world where you are valued for existing, where you are cared for and trusted and forgiven and the resources that you need to support yourself and understand yourself more fully are always available to you. A world where you are seen and heard. Imagine a world in which your place cannot be compromised, where you are solid, steady and rooted in your being. This is the world we open up to and create when we make space within ourselves to say, “Yes, I see you, I hear you” to our desires.

Remember, ceilings are where we put them and they are all made of glass, whether installed by one individual or the collective. They break easily as soon as we throw a stone, or stand tall or heat the floor enough to melt them. There is no reason to keep a ceiling in place unless it is supporting you, and floors tend to do that much better. So, find your roots, dig deep and make space for your past to speak into the present so that it may release you. See it as the ground that holds you up, the fertile soil of ash from the burning old. If we create based on what we believe is possible, we don’t leave space to show ourselves a new way.

Be brave this month. Know that security travels with you and that you can find it in your breath, in the spaces between thoughts, in the fabric that holds your body, in your emotion. Open up to the fullness of yourself by allowing all parts of you to have a voice — and say with clarity, “I am secure.” I am moving, I am change in action, I am supported and I am secure.

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