Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It’s the perfect day to slow down, unplug, spend time with family and friends and connect with your soul.
One of my favorite Sunday rituals is reading the New York Times. Last Sunday I read a beautiful article with the headline: One Cure for Malnutrition of the Soul that discussed that we are spiritual beings who long to connect with God and see the wonder of life.
Not exactly the type of story you typically see in the Times, but it’s true: You are a spiritual being.
Running around, taking care of life’s responsibilities it’s easy to forget to care for your soul. As a result our spirits are often malnourished and need a dose of Chicken Soup for the Soul. That’s why so many people – 200 million worldwide – according to the article make some type of religious pilgrimage every year.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go on the pilgrim trail of the Camino de Santiago or hang out with sages and yogis in India to feed your soul. God is everywhere, so you can look for Him or Her right where you are.
Wherever you are spiritually, I encourage you to take time today to connect with your soul. Change your perspective and be a soul having a human experience rather than a human who happens to have a soul. The rewards of doing so are powerful. You’ll move from fear to courage, anger to love and anxiety to peace.
Life is filled with fear, doubt and uncertainty especially at midlife when are egos (the part of us that thinks it’s running the show and wants to Edge God Out) are challenged. Jobs, relationships and the things that once brought us satisfaction just aren’t cutting it anymore making us feel like we’re in a full blown midlife crisis. The masks and costumes we’ve worn for years to fit in don’t fit like they used to which is why we feel stuck and uncomfortable in our own skin.
There’s an itch to create a new you. To transform from caterpillar to butterfly. That longing is like a grain of sand creating the irritation in an oyster that forms a pearl. It’s a wake up call to get to know your self on a deeper level, to grow up (not just grow old) and mature. At midlife the journey isn’t about fitting in – adapting and adjusting to the needs of society and others. It’s about connecting with your soul and using that connection to guide you to stand up, stand out and become your true self.
How do you do it? First you accept what is. Rather than criticizing yourself and complaining you accept yourself and your situation. You practice gratitude and acknowledge that everything is happening for your highest good. You focus on what’s good rather than what sucks, and when things do suck you give the challenges an empowering meaning – those roadblocks are sending you in a new direction and helping you grow.
The good news is that as you grapple with challenges and change your ego starts to dissolve. This creates a new consciousness. You become aware of your essential true nature and connect with your soul.
If you are feeling broken, confused, burnt out, desperate, stuck, unmotivated or fearful it’s just your soul signaling that it’s time for a new direction. It’s time to change old habits and patterns that aren’t serving you and let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.
I’m here to help. There are two ways I can support you:
First if you’re not a member of my Mastermind group you can join HERE. Each week I share tips and techniques via Facebook lives to help you go from surviving to thriving. Can’t make the lives, no worries you can watch the replay in the group anytime that you like.
Sometimes it’s powerful to talk with someone who understands what you are going through. I’m at midlife who’s totally transformed her life and helped hundreds of women do the same. And I’d love to help you,
Book your complimentary Clarity Call HERE.
We’ll dig deep and help you get crystal clear on your dreams and goals and provide you with strategy and a roadmap to get you from where you are to where you long to be and in the process feed your soul so you aren’t malnourished.