I just finished watching Frozen part 2. I saw myself between the lines. Did you?
I saw my reckless abandon in following the next right action that may need tempering. That part of me that wants to fly and be free, to listen to the call of my spirit and what I am called to do. I think we can all relate to the feeling of wanting to set our hearts free to play, to sing, to laugh and to love. To express ourselves fully and experience the fullness of our spirit. Just like the song in Frozen part one where she sings:
It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go.
I also saw the beauty of the power that lies within picking myself up after each debilitating fall. I saw that we don't have to have charms or magic, we don't have to have superpowers. All we need is already within us. We just ned to be willing to get up, and take the next right step.
This has been a theme for me over the last few years. Authenticity has called, and I have resisted. I think this is normal. I think it's normal to fear and to doubt. Normal to hesitate. We may hear the call clearly and know within our heart of hearts that what we are being called to do will take us to the next evolution of our self.
Yet still. We hesitate.
Ah-ah, oh-oh, oh, oh... life calls to us.
Like the lyrics say:
I can hear you but I won't
Some look for trouble while others don't
There's a thousand reasons I should go about my day
And ignore your whispers, which I wish would go away
Ah-ah, oh-oh.. still life beckons and we still resist.
You're not a voice
You're just a ringing in my ear
And if I heard you, which I don't
I'm spoken for, I fear
Everyone I've ever loved is here within these walls
I'm sorry, secret siren, but I'm blocking out your calls
I've had my adventure, I don't need something new
I'm afraid of what I'm risking if I follow you
Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Ah-ah, oh-oh, oh, oh
And so we hesitate. And hesitate. And wait a bit more. But eventually the call beckons us home to the truth of who we are. And when we follow, which we always do, that voice called life guides us home.
So take the step. Get off the floor. Square your shoulders and set your resolve. Because each step you take guides you back to yourself and what you already know. The fear we experience isn't that we will fall, its that we may discover ourselves to be greater than we ever imagined ourselves to be.
This is nothing so grand, and nothing unique. It's just who we are. We have just been taught otherwise. We think if we take that step we may find ourselves looking around waiting for the earth to shatter. But it never does. What we really discover is that the world is just a little bit better and a little bit brighter because we had the courage to just be us.
When life calls you... Ah-ah, oh-oh, oh, oh...
What next right step are you being asked to take?