Do you feel obligated to carry out certain actions that others deem important?
Do you feel you must go to events chosen by others, buy and give gifts, act within the human made frameworks of rules, rituals, honor, custom, tradition, and habit?
Do you follow procedures out of routine and attend ceremonies that no longer make you happy?
Do you feel trapped in endless cycles of duty that bring you no joy and keep you stuck?
It is time to look closely at your automatic responses when duty or obligation come knocking at your door. Do you feel anger, resentment, a lack of freedom, or do you feel uplifted, joyful, connected, and happy?
If you feel resentment, it’s time to gather your courage and create new habits, new thoughts, and new rituals that support and add real meaning and purpose to your life and connect you more deeply to your loved ones. And, they must bring you joy.
It is your life, dear one, and you get to make the rules and set the boundaries that work for you, create the ceremonies, choose the events and activities you enjoy.
You are the creator and designer of your life. Make it beautiful, make it uplifting, make it fun. And make it yours!
Do you allow yourself to make the kind gesture, let yourself reach out to others when that is your first impulse?
Do you stop yourself from creating new friendships, visiting family members, having friends over when deep down you know you would thrive on the connection?
Some day, dear ones, your friend may move many hundreds of miles away, your family member may fall ill, your loved one may die. Your life in thisbody is limited and finite so you must make the most of each moment.
(Please remember – the life of your spirit is infinite and unlimited!)
Do you feel you are not worthy of love, connection, or deep abiding friendships with amazing people? This dear one, is a distortion in your thinking. Begin compassionately and lovingly to create new habits of thought that support your highest good!
Trust your spirit to know who to spend time with. Trust the whisperings within you that move you toward connection and wholeness and expansion.
Allow yourself to participate fully in the great web of life that connects all living things with the resilient and powerful threads of love.