How do you move through the ups and downs when you're reinventing yourself?
It's a good question. I think of it one as aligning with my authentic self. So much of the ways that we betray ourselves have to do with this desire for belonging. And we live in a very rigid, structured world that wants to create sameness. But the soul wants to be an individual, the soul has its unique way that the light of life shines through. So when you're going through those ups and downs, it's it's a bit of incoherence between the heart, the soul that wants to shine through as an individual, and the mind that's been trained to assimilate into what is normal within society. So for me, working through those ups and downs was moments where you're really heart led and heart driven. Those become energizing, and so I follow what is energizing me, right, reconnecting to my inner child, that creative part of me that may not need a reason to go singing in the rain, or start drawing or doodling, or write a song or whatever it might be. But then listening to that voice, the monkey mind that creeps in, that wants to be the critic, the judge, the arbiter. And in that space, recognizing the gap in between, right. And so what's creating that gap. And when I have a moment to sit and really be with it, what becomes very loud and clear, is that gap is old hurt. That gap is fear, that gap is a lifetime of maybe unprocessed trauma. So what I love about meditation is when you sit, you're learning the art of, of being with your mind, and allowing those thoughts to settle as you turn your awareness to what's most important to you, you self-regulate your attention. So even though those thoughts may still be there, you're able to focus your attention on what is the authentic self. That's why micro-meditations I think are so powerful. We're doing a workshop on micro meditations tomorrow, in the beautiful souls community, if you want to be a part of it, you can sign up to sign up for the community and all the informations in on the inside. But essentially, micro meditation is a short moment, usually less than a minute or two. Connecting to the present moment, realigning you don't have to sit still for 5, 10, 20, 30 minutes an hour. But taking a moment to really be present, and realize how often we're absent from the present. Because we're in worry, which is the the future or the past, right? or anxiety or fear. We're not here and now. Because right here now what's happening is we are breathing, you may be on your device, watching this live, sharing your thoughts and ideas. But in this present moment, there is no up and down that just is what is. And that is always the gateway and access point to the authentic self. So when I am in a down, take a moment to get grounded and ask myself what is true? And usually in that moment, I recognize that the stories I've been telling myself are just illusions of a moment passed or a fear a physiological survival strategy. But what is true, what is my truth is that I know I have the capacity to create and embody all of the visions and dreams and truths in my heart. I need only embrace courage and alignment with that truth.