A perfect oxymoron. Is it not?? By its intrinsic nature, being a “sister” reminds me that I am part of an ever-expanding family, community, and tribe. And yet, I find myself basking in the blissful joy of stillness and alone-ness, oh so often.
I am a great admirer of the “sole” journey.
Sweet sister, do not see your seclusion as a disconnection from all that supports and loves you. At times your seclusion serves you well because you are able to place your truest intentions, desires, and thoughts above all other sense of duty, obligation, and responsibility.
What you see as stillness, is truly your Self learning to feel comfortable as a “free” being.
When you separate yourself from the throng of expectations placed upon you (both internally and externally), your body, mind, and spirit feel the peace and joy of being “un-accountable” for just a moment.
And because you are not upholding the need to satisfy, attain, or accomplish, you begin to feel the privilege of just being.
But you also hold a belief that “life” can not be this free. So you see it as a vacation from “true life”, and you believe that you must soon surrender your freedom to responsibility once again.
These are old-paradigm beliefs!!
It’s now time to begin living your joy, each and every day, without feeling selfish, guilty, or unproductive. The beautiful souls in your life genuinely love you. No longer is there a need to seclude yourself to be safe and un-judged. They wish to elevate your spirit to even greater perspectives of knowing!!
When you find yourself wishing to withdraw and isolate, remind yourself that you need not withdraw, just to be free. You already are FREE to be all you choose to be!!
You are safe
You are loved.
You are free. ♥
© Alania Starhawk 2014