I trust you are well and enjoying a beautiful weekend!
I am writing to you on another beautiful summer morning, looking out my window at tall green trees, bright and beautiful blue sky, and sunshine pouring into our Earth. Our puppy, Star, has been running from window to window all morning, loving the activity of the birds flying around just out of his reach. His ability to delight in each moment is amazing to witness!
This past week has been interesting in the contrasts it has presented in my life and the lives of those around me. There is a pattern I am seeing of being in "the space in between." Supporting Soul-humans who are at a time of transition, feeling the seasons switching as we approach the Summer Solstice (the longest day of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere), watching my children prepare to leave for a two week vacation with their Dad, organizing for an event I'm hosting in my home next week... this pause in between one threshold and another, one activity and another, one moment and another.
When we sit in "the space in between," it can sometimes feel disorienting or confusing because we aren't sure if we should be holding onto what was or releasing into what is coming next. It's a bit like jumping off a cliff at times and not knowing if you're going to reach the cliff across from you or fall down into the void in between. And being present in what IS now can be really uncomfortable!
The word that has shown up for me over and over all week in song lyrics, emails, articles, and Facebook posts has been Trust.
Trust - ""Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something..."
It is in "the space in between" that we have the opportunity to deepen our Trust in life, in love, in humanity, in the infinite existence of a Soul. Nobody can GIVE you trust. You develop it within yourself. It evolves and strengthens within each one of us as life brings us new situations, new relationships, new opportunities, new disappointments. We strengthen our trust. We discover our trust... and in that journey, we become more than we were before.
Often when we are stretching ourselves in these ways, we go through the contrast of feeling something we do not want in order to find what it is we actually want. So, for example, we discover the things we do NOT trust and in that elimination, we identify what we DO trust.
Sometimes this happens through the body when the body has dis-ease, places where it is out of alignment. In the identifying of all of those places and the clearing of that stuck energy, we discover our trust in our body. We find our trust in the beautiful new merging of the body with Spirit. We then find our deeper trust in Spirit. In Life. In Love.
And so this tiny word "trust" can summarize an entire lifetime of stories and patterns and beliefs that are constantly being rewired and fine-tuned through all of these contrasting experiences.
Identifying a "firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something" is an individual process. Once clarified piece by piece, it is empowering to then share that deeper knowledge with those around us who can witness and reflect our expansion. I spent this past Thursday with a beautiful friend, just chatting and sharing my stories, deepening my trust in the work that I am here to do through her validations and reflections back to me. What a gift!
This is one of the pulls that I have been feeling in my work - to create safe, loving containers where we can witness and celebrate the journeys we are all taking in this lifetime. So....
We are gathering on Sunday for the Viben Now! meditation call, which is pure magic... playtime with Source energy guiding us. We are gathering in person on Thursday for the monthly New Moon Viben Circle intention-setting space over dinner. And we are gathering at my home on Friday for a weekend of play at Viben Fest '17! All of this play is also shared in the virtual Facebook Soul Shine Tribe, if you are still testing the waters of this "trust" thing!
My heart is full and dancing already as the Summer Solstice celebration week begins! I invite you to join in any of these containers in whatever way feels good to you and share YOUR Truth. Allow us to witness and support you deepening your trust in yourself.
Radiating summer sunshine out with this email to each of you!
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
Clearing Past Patterns to Co-Create an Empowered NOW
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