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What a terrifying moment, when we realize that no matter how hard we try, wish, or work, we can do almost nothing to change another person. We can’t orchestrate – or even see ahead of time – the events that will shape our lives. We have almost zero power to pull the levers of control.
And yet… as soon as we are able to accept this truth, it can also be – ironically – very empowering. When we understand that we’re not in control, it actually blesses us with true influence in the small sphere where we do get to call the shots: ourselves.
The past two years have allowed all of us this opportunity to recognize not only the limits of our own influence – but also how much beauty there is in seeing what change we can affect within the small circle of our own lives. This is how we heal the world: we get clear within ourselves and claim the agency we have in our own lives.
Once we accept the limitations of our power, we find that there’s an enormous amount of healing we can do within the space of our own body, brain, and being. By deep diving in ourselves, we discover worlds of possibility. Affecting true change within is the only hope we have of impacting our relationships with others – and influencing the world.
We heal the world by seeking & cultivating healing within.
One powerful tool to clear the decks of our relationships with ourselves & others is through the chakras. They can be seen as woo woo energy centers within the body; but they’re simply access points to learn more about the amazing bodies & brains we’ve been gifted as vehicles in life.
Studying the chakras gives us a language and methodology to explore fundamental aspects of being human:
// how do we deal with the limitations of time, space, energy, and matter?
// what wisdom is available to us in our anger, sadness, and frustration?
// how do we navigate conflict with others?
// in what ways do we embrace the gifts & blessings of community and connection?
// where does our responsibility end and the other person’s begin?
// how do we reconcile the opposing forces of the seen & unseen worlds?