Laurali
Hi, I'm Laurali! I live in a tiny, seaside fishing village in Florida where I nurture my plants, go hiking in the woodland, and wear flowers in my hair.
Burrillville, RI, USA

Life Lately: The Calm Before the Storm

Storm clouds over high trees and green maple leaves in late summer in Rhode Island
Life lately, I'm feeling calm before the storm.  Even though I'm not back in Florida just yet, as an intuitive healer, I can feel the effects of Hurricane Dorian before she ever arrives.  It's a weird feeling and strange energy as it feels like a metaphor for my life right now.

I have mixed feelings about going back to Florida.  I'm mostly really happy about it, but it definitely brings up a lot of anxieties.  There's something significant about going back to something that once was and being comfortable in your new skin.

I shed my old skin this summer.  I went from caterpillar to butterfly in three short months and heading back home makes me feel both excited and a little anxious for my future.  Will, I spread my wings and fly when I arrive or will I return to the safety of my cocoon for another warming period?

I've decided to let go and let God.  I've decided to trust.  Sometimes, it's okay to not have all the answers.  It's okay to just see where life takes you next.  Life is like that sometimes.

I woke up this morning in kind of a funk.  My first thought was to freak out and work on my vibrational energy.  Then, I settled down and realized that it's okay to have days where things are unsettled.  It's okay to go with the flow when the moment arrives.

I've been having a little freak out over the weekend, just thinking about all the little things I have to do once I'm back in the secret woodland-themed corners of my home.  Last night, as I drifted off to sleep, I made a choice to let go of it.  Let the chips fall where they may.

I can't control every outcome in my life.  The long drive back to Florida may not go swimmingly and I just have to be okay with that.  Going back to my home that has been empty for the past three months is going to be a little messy.

Instead of worrying about all the things I have to do when I get back home, I'm choosing to focus on the here and now of the present moment.  I was able to let go as I drifted off to sleep, like the clouds in the sky as they float away like a red balloon.
Dark, cloudy rain clouds over bristling pine tree tops on a stormy day in New England

Life Lately: The Calm Before the Storm

Even though I named this post the calm before the storm, it should really be about the calm and strength that I'm finding within during stressful transitions and life changes.  It feels good to know that while things aren't perfect, I've still got a handle on things.

It's nice to know that even when I find myself beginning to unravel that I can reel myself in and just breathe and have a little faith.  So often, we look to outside sources for the answers to things.  We forget that we only need look within for the resolution we are seeking.

If all else fails, it's okay to just accept things as they are for the moment and let go.  Anything you need or want in life will be given to you by surrendering to the experience.  In this seated position, you get to be the observer in your own life without judgment.

It's in these little moments where we are tested that our true character and strength surfaces.  If we allow it, the universal energy will do everything you need for you, minus the push and pull.

Maybe it's all the yoga I've been doing, maybe it's my morning affirmations and gratitude lists, I don't know.  Whatever I'm doing is working.  I was able to take a stressful situation and turn it around with ease and grace with the art of surrendering.

I chose to stop fretting about things that I have no control over and by doing so, empower myself.  There are many things we can't control in life, hurricanes, storms, and cloudy days, and it's nice to know that when that happens, we can let go and let God.  

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