Once upon a time, I had beautiful things around the house. Things that had no other purpose than being pretty. I loved them. At least I thought that “love” was the right word for that… turns out, I had no idea what LOVE was. Then one day I became a mum. At first, I was in complete shock, my life and everything in it was unrecognizable but there was this tiny human who snuggled in to my skin and breathed right into my heart. This was Love.
I’ll be honest, I’m not one of those mums who immediately fell completely under the newborn spell. I was one of the mums who seemed to have it all together on the outside but on the inside, I was feeling like there had been a mistake, that I had woken up into a life that was not mine. For a while, I tried to pretend that I hadn’t changed, that my whole world hadn’t shifted. This resistance came at a price but I didn’t realize that until much later.
It took me a business, another baby and a complete burnout to start acknowledging that life was going to be different, so very different… and so much more that it had previously been. You see, becoming a parent puts you in a situation where the future matters. What you do, what you say, how you act and who you are, it all matters. So you find the courage to do better, be more and step out of your comfort zone to make a difference because this world isn’t just yours any more. You owe it to your children to do your part in making it better. Like the ancient American Indian proverb says “we do not inherit the world from our parents, we borrow it from our children”
So how do we do that? By making space and taking time to listen to that inner guidance. The one we all inherently possess, but so often take for granted, or ignore until it so faint that we hardly ever perceive it any more. But it’s there, it manifests through uneasiness. A lot of our stress come from a place of knowing that something is missing… the truth is that it’s not missing, it’s right there but we have forgotten how to perceive it. Give yourself some time to reconnect with your soul, it really does have all the answers you are looking for and it wants to share them with you… all you need to do is be willing to remember how to listen.