Fall brings with it a slowing pace to our inner senses and beg us to ponder where our energy and intention have been for the past 10 months of waxing into the activity of fun sun and visceral living.
The season for giving “thanks” is upon us and with that, for many, it will be a return to a concept of home and traditional conformity.
If you are one of many who will be coming “home” to loved ones; family that perhaps you do not continually develop your sense of self with on a daily basis and supporting all that you are releasing and becoming, this may be a genuinely challenging experience.
We often find ourselves knee jerking into old patterns of familiar behavior when placed back into old surroundings. For those that we left behind while out discovering ourselves, there are still outdated versions of you playing in their consciousness. After all, they were unable to personally witness the richness of your development taking place, and need you to lovingly re-introduce yourself to them.
Returning can be gentle and well received when we bring all of ourselves home with us,…. fully present AND fully accepting of the ever-evolving presences of those we love.
How do we accomplish this?
First, set a conscious intention of who you see yourself to be in the here and now, in the comfort of your personal space prior to making the journey. Hold that vision, and anchor it deep within your sense of self. Self-talk is magnificent in grounding this concept.
Second, remember to expect that as much as you want to be embraced for all that you are becoming, so too, do your loved ones. Look for the subtle growth, personal shifts and less obvious milestones that you can revel in with them. Point them out and witness the gratitude that emerges from your attention.
Lastly, find opportunities to bond with and create new memories with those precious souls you are intentionally choosing to spend this cherished time of year with. Rather than defaulting to the re-enactment of the “good ole days”, perhaps finding opportunities to make new connections,…… sharing new ideas,…. new memories.
Being conscious and deliberately choosing how you would best enjoy this time of interaction makes all the difference. Rather than defaulting to the “way it has always been”, set the standard of a new default. Set the intention to bring all of you home. And then be presently surprised in the discovery of how much more is awaiting to make your acquaintance!