Life is a beautiful experience even with the struggles and changes that we all go through. I’ve been following astrology for a while now and each moon cycle brings up new energy. New ideas to contemplate. While life isn’t always easy, if we stay in the moment and feel it for what it is, we can find more joy and develop a deeper communication between our minds and hearts. Between our human side and our divine side.
This new moon in Sagittarius is asking us, “what is the best thing that can happen?” In every situation of your life, what is the best that can happen? With your business, your partner? Your job, your dreams? Your art? Your children, pets, plants!? Your goals? What is the BEST that can happen?
I can’t remember the last time someone asked me that question. Often I hear, what’s the worst that can happen. We come up with all different scenarios to prepare ourselves for the worst but why don’t we spend time thinking about the good? Why don’t we prepare ourselves for the absolute best?
Is it easier to go down the negative highway than to travel in the clouds with the dreamers? Do we hold ourselves back from experiencing the best life because we don’t believe that it’s possible?
If we continue to concentrate on the worst case scenarios because we think that is going to prepare us, what are we feeding? What are saying to our dreams? If we focus on the bad, are we drawing in the bad? Energy attracts energy. Positive and negative.
Personally, the question of what is the best thing that can happen stirred up lots of emotions. Why can’t I answer this? From my heart and soul? Why can’t I answer this when it relates to all aspects of my life?
Is it the fear of rejection? Is it because I don’t want to jinx it? Is it because I don’t think I deserve it? OR is it being afraid of actually GETTING what I want?
When I was working at FOX, I had a quote right next to my desk. It read 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?” It was quoted from Nelson Mandela. Years later, I found out from my very good friend that this quote belongs to Marianne Williamson. Here is the full quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
The quote reminded me to stop holding back. I remember clearly feeling that I had so much more to give, to explore and to become. When I started Soul & Steady, I had a conversation with a friend. She shared advice that she received when starting her own company. In an interview, different business owners were asked what’s the back up plan if their vision didn’t work out. The ones that had a plan b such as a job lined up, well, they didn’t work out. The ones who said they had no plan b, this was it, they pushed through and were successful in their business.
For me, it’s Soul and Steady all the way. I am devoting my energy, time, resources and heart into this space. I can imagine though, if I had a plan b, I would divert some of my energy into different places. I would try to keep the lines of opportunity open and that would take away from the time I have with Soul and Steady.
Now I have to ask myself. In all the other pieces of my life’s puzzle, am I truly giving it my heart? Am I feeding the positive? Thinking about what the best possible scenario could be? With all the pieces of my life, am I dreaming of the best case scenarios? Am I feeding all the areas of my life with positive dreams?
I was taught from a young age the concept of hustle. I love good work ethic. I respect people who bust their tales and make things happen. Somewhere in my growth process, I understood and adapted the energy of hustle. But now, as I grow spiritually and energetically, I realize that I need to feed my internal dreamer. The voice within my heart that makes me want to share my stories, my practice, my understanding of yoga, needs a dreamer and a hustler.
What if I can dream the life that makes me feel fulfilled, joyful and successful without the fear of rejection and apply my hustling skills to make it happen? What if I can be the dreamer and hustler together? What if I concentrate more on what GOOD can happen then preparing myself for the worst case scenarios?
I love this path of yoga and philosophy because it asks so many questions but without the questions, we can’t dig deeper. Each question becomes a step that we travel. We stop, we ask, we contemplate. The question for right now is what is the best thing that can happen in your life? In all the different parts of your beautiful, amazing, one life?
Even through the unknown and the struggles, can we take a leap of faith and hold in our hearts the best case scenarios for all aspects of our life? Believing that everything will fall into place exactly as it should is not easy. But taking a leap of faith is part of our spiritual practice.