Soul Spark: Radical Reconsiderations

Soul Spark is a weekly feature on In Spaces Between. 

My intention for these notes for the soul are that they spark something in you each Monday that you can tuck in your pocket for the week ahead. Encouragement, inspiration, a sense of comfort or something to guide you – may they reach you where you need them most.

This treasury of wise words is best paired with a few deep, meditative breaths before reading, and after, a minute of stillness to let the insight settle in. 

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Soul Spark: Radical Reconsiderations

 

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What if you weren’t stuck?

What if you had enough time?

What if you could take that fear, rearrange its pieces, and use your handiwork as rocket fuel?

Who would you be?

What if you said a prayer of appreciation for all that’s overwhelming you?

What if you threw off the cloak of self-doubt?

What if you said no – with love?

How would you feel?

What if the opposite of all that’s troubling you right now was true?

Where would you be?

What would you do?

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Today’s exercise is simple but oh-so-powerful.

Grab yourself a pen and a notebook, and at the top of the page, write down a fear/ worry/ self-doubt-y thought that’s been playing in your mind like a scratched record on repeat.

In response to that limiting thought, answer this question:

What would my biggest, most powerful and courageous self do?

Report back in the comments, beautiful.

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Soul Spark: You Are

Soul Spark is a new weekly feature on In Spaces Between. 

My intention for these notes for the soul are that they spark something in you each Monday that you can tuck in your pocket for the week ahead. Encouragement, inspiration, a sense of comfort or something to guide you – may they reach you where you need them most.

This treasury of wise words is best paired with a few deep, meditative breaths before reading, and after, a minute of stillness to let the insight settle in. 

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Soul Spark: You Are 

 

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You are brilliant.

You are powerful.

You are a conduit – a lightning rod of possibility, a shimmering soul, a treasure chest of untold riches.

When the road gets bumpy, know that you are ready to embrace the lessons your spirit has chosen to learn.

When fear shows up, know that you are now in the presence of your truth, your scared dreams.

You were born with the incredible ability to create a fulfilling life.

Nothing outside of you will give you what you’re truly searching for, so venture to that place deep in the centre of your heart and ask “What do I really, really want?”

Then go do it, gorgeous. This is what we call living with purpose. 

You are more ready than you think you are. You are ready to shine NOW.

Be infectiously luminous.

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Exercise:

I’ll preface this by saying that celebrating yourself is self-love in its most potent form, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do today (this is a shyness/ self-judgement/ censor-free zone because owning your ‘goods’ is where the magic is at).

Tell me 5 awesome things about you in the comments. What do you freaking rock at? What’s rad and wonderful about YOU?

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Soul Spark: Set Yourself Free

Soul Spark is a new weekly feature on In Spaces Between. 

My intention for these notes for the soul are that they spark something in you each Monday that you can tuck in your pocket for the week ahead. Encouragement, inspiration, a sense of comfort or something to guide you – may they reach you where you need them most.

This treasury of wise words is best paired with a few deep, meditative breaths before reading, and after, a minute of stillness to let the insight settle in. 

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SOUL SPARK: SET YOURSELF FREE

 

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What really matters is not whether you’re shy, bombastic, tough as nails, soft ‘n’ sensitive, totally out there, highly emotional, reserved or a bit of a dreamer.

It’s not whether you’ve broken up, screwed up, messed up and been hurt in ways that cracked you so wide open you feel flawed, alone and exposed.

It’s not the panic you feel in your darkest moments.

The way you look.

How much you’re pushing.

What you do.

What you earn.

That you’ve been playing the smile-and-keep-it-all-together game forever.

None of this matters. 

You are love.

You are magic in motion.

You are pure, abundant, ever-present energy.

Brene Brown says: “Love is not something we give or get; it is something we nurture and grow.”

What would your life look like – who would you be – if you embraced the parts of you you’ve been trying to disassociate from for a lifetime and decide to love them instead?

You’ve got all you need inside of you.

Set yourself free, beautiful.

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Contemplation:

This week’s take-away relates to the quote below, which is one of my favourites.

“Everyone has this giant, luminous being that is their true self… Everyone is a sleeping giant, so to speak, waiting to hear the call, waiting to surrender to it, waiting to act on it. We’ve gotten caught up in thinking we are what we look like, the physical, the exterior. We think we’re the lamp shade. We’ve forgotten that we are the light — the electricity and the luminosity that lights up every man, woman, and child. The light is who we truly are.” ~ Michael Bernard Beckwith

In what moments do you feel like ‘the light?’ When are you your truest, highest self? I’d love to hear in the comments below. 

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Soul Spark: The Pleasure in the Process

Welcome to a new weekly feature on In Spaces Between called ‘Soul Spark.’

My intention for these notes for the soul are that they spark something in you each Monday that you can tuck in your pocket for the week ahead. Encouragement, inspiration, a sense of comfort or something to guide you – may they reach you where you need them most.

This treasury of wise words is best paired with a few deep, meditative breaths before reading, and after, a minute of stillness to let the insight settle in. 

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The Pleasure in the Process

 

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When you’re down on your knees wrestling the word beast, remember a piece of writing rarely springs fully-formed from the writers mind.

A track runner almost never runs his career-best time off the bat.

That catchy tune and the song lyrics that speak straight to your heart are seldom a perfect marriage from the get go.

Liberating your creative essence takes time.

When you start out, the process will be wobbly and uncertain. Messy. Mucky. Too big. Not the kind of awesome that leaps magically out of your skull and into form.

You’ll self-doubt, critique, cha-cha-cha around your vision, procrastinate, flake out, pull up stumps, and then, eventually… jump back on the wagon again because that call will still be calling you.

You’re going to slide into the succulence of sweet momentum.

Clarity will rock up on your doorstep, sharp as a tack, bearing blooms.

Your senses will awaken. Vitality, life force, energy – it will all be yours.

Remember that the getting to know yourself happens along the way. Frustration, disappointment, exploration, hope, thrill, satisfaction and joy all lead you to the place just beyond your personal creative edge.

The pleasure is in the process.

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Contemplation:

If you’re rushing, racing, striving pushing – are you doing it out of fear or love?

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