Mana From Heaven
So funny story. I am sure it will be funny haha soon enough, but right now the ache leaves it more as a funny-ironic taste in my mouth.
I recently spent time recovering from a procedure. In new style for me, I listened to my body and slowed my pace to make the most of my recovery. Old me would have pushed and powered through and rushed back to life. So already I was proud of myself for having taken the time to build up strength. As old habits die hard I was feeling the need to move a bit more. I bundled up and headed outdoors for a walk to refresh my mind and my body. I breathed in the cool refreshing air and caught a glimpse of the night sky with stars sprinkled across it already. I took the first step, a step I couldn’t see was a sheet of thin ice, then in slow motion, cartoon style, my feet flew out from under me with my back and backside making a hard landing on the edge of the steps. When I was able to breathe again the pain made itself known. There goes moving.
As you can imagine, I found myself in a pity party. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before: “Whoa is me, the universe is out to get me, it’s a sabotage, what did I do to deserve this?” Blah-blah-blah insert your script here. This of course was not serving me other than to dwell on the pain in my butt, literally.
As luck would have it, and as the inspiration comes in the higher divine’s time and not mine, the answer came to me in the shower the next morning. All of a sudden I got the knowing that this was a time of pause before the real momentum of the year picks up. Earlier a dear friend had done a healing on me and delivered the wisdom, “slow down, be kind to yourself“. I sulked at the guidance after all I am just coming out of a slow down, though it made sense, especially the reminder for kindness and compassion for my misstep. My inner chatter and frustration were not the kindest in that moment as I tuned in.
“slow down, be kind to yourself“
The shower wisdom reminded me that there was a big year ahead. Already the momentum of the new meditations and website upgrades has started to pick up as are the live events. While the delivery of the pause wasn’t how I would have pictured it, it was meant as a gift. To pause. To return to the moment. And to build the foundation of energy to confidently sustain me through the exciting year ahead. Big goals need energy to sustain them. Better to refuel and charge up well now than to lose steam partway through the year or worse derail the goals.
Interestingly, the insights come when I am naked, most vulnerable if you will. I am grateful for the wisdom. I am reminded to embrace vulnerability and to return to naked in my thinking. Removing the layers of stories and cloaks of limiting beliefs and coming back to the naked truth. As always, when I tune into the wisdom and listen I am humbled. It’s as though the universe is sharing with me a glimpse of the bigger puzzle for me to make sense of where this piece fits. When I follow what this guidance is telling me I am confident that the outcome will be for my highest and best good. So right now I trust and follow the wisdom, and remain in pajamas way past midday and simply allow for my body wisdom to naturally heal this hurt without my stubbornness and ego getting in the way or making the hurt worse. Again progress from the “old” me.
The word Mana in Hawaiian means life force. From the 6th Huna Principle mana reminds us to be confident because all power, life force, comes from within. So while my body’s life force is healing my wounds, physical and spiritual I remember that I need nothing external to me to be successful. First steps, moving forward, it’s all me! So I share with you that wisdom. Tap into your beautiful confidence with this week’s meditation.
Stand tall and walk confidently into your week!