Words of wisdom from Tracy Brooks
Many of us are being called to share creatively, to lend our voices to the ongoing shifts.
We all have something to say, something to offer in the conversation.
Yet, often we are compelled to believe that we must “get somewhere else first.”
We may have harsh expectations and perfectionistic tendencies which can lead us to procrastination
and never feeling good enough.
So, what are some ways we can actually start living our best version of our highest selves?
For me, it is absolutely necessary to befriend my angst, to spend a bit of time leaning into what
is creeping up. I have found that allowing a bit of “inner venting”, of listening to what is rattling or tripping
me up can be a great way to start.
As a writer, I often feel like a caged animal prior to creating. Lots of pent up energy and swirls of things
that long to be danced on paper. I have come to trust this, and not judge it.
Yet sometimes, impatience visits. When the leaning in and allowing expression seems to drag on longer
than intended, I must shift myself. Often, that is best done through a change in scenery. Spending an hour
outside, watching the sky or studying the birds, can be enough to clear my inner resistance.
Perhaps for today, we can sit and sift.
With care and tenderness
find the ways to go through what’s piled up deep inside.
Choose a spot for this carefully, it is sacred sifting.
Spirit will meet you, but first you must ask.
Wise guides await this undertaking.
To sit and sift,
to breathe into the forgotten shadows,
to see the hidden with the soul’s deeper clarity,
you are ready. You are never alone.