A dear friend and coach suggested last week that I create a ritual to claim my desires – to take charge of what I want for myself and my life.
As a ritual lover, you think this would be easy, but I’ve spent the last week stumped about what to do.
Most of us get stuck taking action not because the action is difficult. Usually you know exactly what you need to do.
But because you’re not convinced you’re capable or worthy of the outcome.
Take me for example – even though I know I control my own experience and see the results of that every day – I still doubt my own power.
The doubt shows up in your thoughts and phrases:
You don’t want to test the limits.
You worry your luck will run out.
Unfortunately these thoughts block us from taking full ownership of our lives.
They keep us trapped in a paradigm that assumes someone else is in charge of doling out blessings in our lives.
But you’re the only one calling the shots.
Which means the only work worth your focus is clearing up the space between what you want and what you believe is possible.
I know it’s scary to consider that you’re that powerful.
As Marianne Williamson says:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
But I challenge you to embrace that fear and accept your charge in life.
Which leads me to the ritual of claiming…
My life is filled with rituals – from morning meditation to afternoon healing. I love sinking into the familiar rhythm of repeated tasks to experience the wisdom beyond.
But no ritual is more important or powerful for me than writing you every weekday.
This is the space I let my soul come through and touch the lives it’s meant to with the message (sometimes painfully) shared through my fingers meeting the keyboard.
It’s only fitting that my ritual of claiming would be here and now, as part of our daily ritual of writing and reading together.
I invite you to join me in claiming your own birthright and power.
Phrase it however best expresses your desires for yourself and your life. It’s okay if you don’t quite believe it yet. The important part right now is to take a stand for who you most intend to be.
I’ll go first:
I’m Alexis and I have arrived. I love my life and am continually awed by the power of my work. I stand in the full, expansive radiance of the gifts I’m here to share and let this power flow forth into my life, my work, and everyone I touch. I am blessed with abundance beyond my wildest hopes and expectations and accept it with ease and grace, knowing that all things are fully supported in time and space. I am what, how, and who I am. I am.
Thank you for witnessing me.
Be free. Be brave. Be YOU!
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