Happy New Year! 2017... It’s a biggie, buckle up!
A few days ago, I went for a walk in the park to enjoy the fresh snow that covered the landscape. It was chilly, and a gust of wind picked up in a swirling howl around me. I wrapped my scarf tighter, feeling a unique appreciation for winter. In the past, I'd felt winter to be too cold, unbearable even; I preferred the gentleness of the other seasons. What’s changed? Rather than looking back, or longing for spring light, I’ve found peace in presence. Winter is teaching me.
This shift in my perception is helpful during this tender time in America's history. Events on the world's stage can feel like a biting wind that incites a clenching panic and wishes for softer circumstances. 'What is this teaching me?' is the leading question in my meditations. My higher mind answers: Sovereignty. Deepen compassionate presence with self and the collective. Claim free-will. Override systems and beliefs of domination and control. Know truth and express in service. See all sentient life as a reflection of self. Know oneness. Commune with nature. Love.
It’s a tall order. It’s a process. And, the time is now.
As I feel terror triggered by a bully in a seat of power, sovereignty consciousness asks me to heal the parts of myself that I bully, set boundaries with others and see the bully as a wounded child in pain. When I watch communities being pitted against one another with destructive rhetoric, sovereignty asks me to take inventory on the parts of myself that I outcast and bring those part of self into the inner circle of my love. As I experience a regime take power based on a slogan that glorifies a past that never was, sovereignty reminds me to be present and anchor peace, connection, and authentic power in all my senses, now. When I feel isolated and overwhelmed, sovereignty says break from devices and break bread with loved ones.
Sovereignty is recognition, both intellectually, emotionally and spiritually that we are the total creator of our reality, and as creators, we have sole responsibility for self. This compassionate discernment births authentic integrity, confidence and the foundation for our unique lightwork to be expressed as gifts in service to the collective. We are all here, together, for a reason, at this time. Anchoring our sovereign free will is the contagious tipping point for awakening unity consciousness on earth. I am the light, the light I am, as are you.
We got this, together.
This year, I’m creating new order by grounding these intentions into all arenas of my work. I am working on a fresh series of paintings and planning workshops here and abroad. I am delighted with each encounter in my client practice, as it is a joyful honor to support others on their path. Also, in my efforts to continually refine, I am happy to launch a newly improved website. Please, share with anyone you feel would benefit from my offerings: www.elizabethtraina.com.
Your support is cherished. Thank you for being on the journey with me. I look forward to continuing to grow together.