The struggle has been R E A L this week. I have never been at such a loss for words or lack of thoughts before. I have been trying to pinpoint where the root of this week-long brain fart is coming from. But no luck! As I continue to process through this hazy time, I’m going to keep this post short and sweet.
From journaling to taking walks these last few days, my thoughts remain foggy. There has been very little inspiration and motivation to write or think in depth about anything. This is a rare occasion but I think it’s my mind's way of telling me to really take a break. To really shut things down to recoup. To really focus my efforts inwards.
Taking pause, reflecting, and releasing are pertinent in our growth process. It’s not only a way to keep balance in our lives but also to keep our brains and bodies flexible. When we feel balanced within ourselves, that is when we can expand to depths we never thought we could go.
Cleo Wade, has been a continuous source of empowerment for me. Wade is someone that I look to when I need a little pick-me-up. To aid me in this process of peeling back my layers, I have looked to her words for inspiration.
“We all go through these periods of times of being in between the shells. Because you feel really raw and feel really vulnerable. But also know that you're putting on a bigger shell because you were busting out of the old one. And you’re like ready to fill your new one. The transition period of being uncomfortable is just feeling that rawness. Being like ‘I know that that was right and I know that that feels good because wow, I can breathe. But I’m still not in my new home.’
The more you take on-which is the theory of expansion anyway. Keep taking it on. Keep expanding-The more you decide to just bring in. The more you can handle. The more you expand to really be a support system and structure for everything you want to be doing.”
This week, I have been shedding my old shell, bursting out of my own confines, in search of what my next shell will look like. The time has come again for me to work on being comfortable with being uncomfortable, so that I can take the break my body and mind are asking for, to rest, to recharge, and to “find my new home” as Cleo Wade would put it.
A little food for thought as we dive into our weekend; a gentle reminder to listen to your body and your mind when it asks for a break so that you can let yourself grow anew.