“Make no commitment but to the song of your heart. Trust the harmony that has been created in you and for you. When you embrace the notes and follow the tune, the Universe will sing along right with you.”
Once upon a time there was a little girl that loved to be free. She roamed the meadow of tall grasses, smelled the wildflowers, soaked up the sunshine and followed the clouds as they floated by. She did not think of the past or the future, just immersed in the present. It wasn’t until later that she started to think of what her future would look like.
Her journey started to take on different story lines with different characters, new places to explore and exciting or scary things to experience. As she grew up there were new chapters and new characters and yet more vast meadows of possibilities to explore. So where was the happily ever after?
We create our lives with the heart of desire, our thoughts and our actions or inactions.
We may think that we are heading to some destination of bliss and happiness if we follow the path that our family, culture and society have programmed us since birth.
We may find ourselves following that similar path and then one day, Bam! You finally acknowledge that the thing beating in your chest is talking to you, screaming at you. Now you have the choice to listen or ignore it. This is where the destiny of your true warrior self is tested.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. ~ Steve Jobs
I have always been an advocate of following and listening to your heart, but somewhere along the way I stopped. I had invested so much time in creating something that when my heart started screaming I tried to drown it in the rivers of denial because I was not ready. I was scared and unsure of what this message was, but it would not go away. As I became open to explore where my heart was guiding me, the message became louder and the universe started to respond fast and furious.
After 20 years a chapter is coming to a close and a new one writing itself before my eyes. I am a child of divorce and vowed that, that would never happen to me.
Never say never.
It has been a long journey and the decision handled with great care. I was finally listening to mySelf again. I was lost in expectations, vows, family and societal pressures. I did not want to be a failure at something I worked so hard at.
I realize now that the only failure is not being true to yourself. The only failure is not honoring yourself, not allowing yourself to just feel, be open, vulnerable and experiencing life where it takes you; the good, the bad, the blissful and the ugly.
Faith that it’s not always in your hands or things don’t always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what. ~ Martina McBride
So where is the happily ever after?
It’s not a destination.
It’s right now.
Seasons change and so did I and in the midst of the ever-changing weather patterns, the winds of change offered me some of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned.
~ Life is full of surprises, so hold no expectations to outcomes. Let life surprise you beyond your wildest dreams.
~ Nothing is permanent, as everything changes with the tides and the sands of time. And within that new experiences, new wisdom, new memories to cherish or learn from.
~ Never say never. When you do that, never is sure to teach you a valuable lesson.
~ Yes, you can make a commitment, you can make several, but it must first be with yourself. To love, honor and be faithful to your own beautiful heart.
~ Acceptance. I accept that I am not perfect, life is not always pretty, but when you follow your heart, you are being truly authentic, no mask, no bars, no boxes, you are free.
~ Beauty and Love are abundant. If we look with our heart wide open there is beauty and love everywhere even in the burnt meadows.
~The Universe responds to you, period. Your thoughts, your words, your dreams, your desires.
~Embrace each moment for it is a true gift.
Now, as a liberated spirit I am free from feeling like a failure, I am free from conditioning, I am free to feel, I am free to love and be loved unconditionally, I am free to roam the meadows with mySelf again, get lost in the tall grasses, smell the wildflowers, soak up the sun and watch the clouds pass by.
I am free from regrets, I will cherish my past and welcome the future. I am a child of life and I have made a commitment to live happily ever after…
Right here and now.
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! ~ Bob Marley
An organic goddess, soldier of love, healer, activist, writer, rebel, spiritual junkie, wellness and lifestyle coach, soul traveler, spirit lifter and creator of Holistic DIVA Living. Cassandra lives a spiritual, heart-centered life, and inspires others to free their minds, open their hearts and truly live life with passion. You can continue to follow her bliss at HolisticDiva.com. You can connect with her on Facebook, SoundCloud, ReverbNation or fly with her on Twitter
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