By Loni Wise Reiki Master
The center of the storm is a peaceful place. It feels like a moment where time slows down and offers a perspective to view the choices and decisions you have made and are preparing to make as you move forward. Last week, I found myself in the center of my own storm, giving myself many reassurances of how I have been facing the contractions of fear and breathing them through. Although I was breathing with those fears, I have ended the week wondering what I did with them and asking, did they actually release, am I feeling more space, or did I breathe the contraction to allow the feeling of the fear to pass without letting it go? Well, to be honest, I feel that it was all of the above in some cases and the beauty of being in the gambit of fear is I get to choose what to do with it. On the backside of acknowledging this, I now understand that the peaceful space after the contraction, in the center of the storm, is really an opening that slows the movement of the energy for a short time in order to allow myself some space to dig in and move forward with direct purpose and intention.
Many of you have been finding that the deep space of fear is causing a revolution of emotions to rise up and be expressed with haste. As these energies rise up, there are often a multitude of expressions that move through such as anger, and sadness and they do not want to wait for the perfect conditions to present themselves. This is the storm, swirling and funneling it all up to the surface. As the storm is building momentum within, you are now at a place where your choices will determine if you navigate the whirling winds or if you get caught up in them. You begin to notice when the contraction (wind) arises which causes you to pause and breathe. Sometimes you need a few moments as the breath works to allow the fear (storm) to dissipate. Suddenly you begin to feel like you can make it through, that you can face this and come out stronger on the other side. Dear, brave being of light, you are so much more than you give yourself the credit to be and your heart is full of the wisdom you require to move forward and be courageous on this journey.
It is this self-realized validation that will support you to see clearly in the center of choosing to remain in the fear or moving forward and beyond it. There are so many situations in life that can make you feel as if you there is only one option or sometimes no options. What is so important to absorb on a heart and mind level is that there is always a choice to be made. When that contraction begins it can cause a feeling like the walls are closing in on you and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting farther and farther away. Some days it may feel like there is no hope and that is fear rising up and working on contracting your light. In these moments, invite your mind to ask for help from the heart. The heart sees the light as freedom, as an intermission from the fear and anxiety of the walls closing, and the moment that you offer the heart a choice you empower yourself to see the walls be pushed open and provide a safe passage for you to get to the light. You CHOOSE to observe the intersecting fears and thoughts and embrace them as they are, OR see their opposing energies and realign with your true existence.
How will you choose to empower yourself moving forward? I believe that you can find yourself in the peaceful center, beyond the fears and with an empty canvas to step into. This center is the space felt throughout the week that invites you to see where you are choosing to go from here. There was absolutely room for laying out the steps required to move forward into your calling, your chosen dream, purpose, or life. Recognize that you are in the center and there may still be some trials as you move forward but if you can continue to open into the contractions that come, you will always find a way to the peace and can trust the journey before you as it leads you forward and out of the storm!