Look around you, right now. Everything began with a thought. Look in the mirror. This includes you. The clouds, the sky, space. There are no exceptions. The creative process flows throughout. We have heard over and over again that we are co-creators. What does that mean to you? Well, to me it means opportunity and responsibility. It means permitting my heart to be open to my joy. Have you ever experienced a time when you were so into what you were doing that you lost yourself in it?
You lost track of time, and it didn’t matter. Isn’t love like that? Total immersion into another. Total immersion into our creation, whatever it is in the moment. These are all Leonian qualities. This is why Leo rules the heart and spine. What comes out of one’s heart and the courage (spine) to openly pursue it. Sooner or later we are all challenged to blossom.
Look at where you are stuck. I am often challenged to review my patterns that keep me from my happiness. I notice how I “accidentally” stumble into “I wish I was doing this, or I regret that I was still doing this.” I recall those moments in my past when I was totally immersed in a realized dream and in my joy. In all honesty, I can also see how I have chosen to resist risking opening myself up again because of the pain of losing that moment, that dream.
Without a dream, a clear heartfelt goal, there is little meaning. The truth is that the dream points us toward our happiness, but it is our responsibility to make that dream manifest. I find myself always pushing through a natural resistance. Thoughts of “I can’t do this” or “I am not good enough” mostly mask fear of the unknown. “The breadth of one’s life is directly proportional to one’s courage.”- Anais Nin
I view life like a highway. We have to make the journey. We choose whether we ride a two lane or an eight lane. The truth is that life presents us with an infinite number of lanes. My vistas are limited only by my biased perception of myself. It is one thing to know your limitations. It is quite another to explore your capabilities. We all have gifts and a purpose. Happiness and peace are worth any risk. I have said this many times to callers, “Need nothing, want everything.”- a seemingly subtle distinction, yet it is the difference between misery and happiness, weakness and strength in the end.