Happy New Year!
What an exciting time to be alive. So much is going on in the world… TOO much sometimes, wouldn’t you agree? I pray that you have each enjoyed a sense of joy and peace in the celebration of the recent Christmas/ Holiday season. I’ve experienced an amazing sensation of peace, joy and hope- resonating in a unifying, loving way during this special time of year… Let’s help it continue.
Grounded here, I am finally sitting down to share something which has been bubbling up in my work and daily experiences for the last several weeks. These are the words: Guardian and Courage! I’ve seen them on advertisements, books, billboards, and 2019 predictions… what to do?
Over the years, I’ve struggled with the need to be right and react quickly if challenged. Anyone else ever feel like that? All I’ve gotten from that program is heartburn and frustration, in addition to conflict- none of which has been desired. So, I decided to listen to my messages and explore the Guardian Energy and see how that felt instead.
For me, it’s been more of a maternal sensation- a uniquely powerful, protective energy which has helped me to go within, feel the sensations & ask about one’s motivation, especially related to politics and healthcare. No longer do I feel the need to reactively pounce against another’s point of view. What I feel is the need to inquire respectfully, listen for answers, speak my truth, and invite collaboration. All of which requires grace & courage.
How does that feel to you?
Any triggers at all? I sincerely hope not, and that makes it all the more important to share today. As I reflect back on life, my personal experience with this energy is rooted in my role as a Hospital Corpsman & Medical Admin Officer in the US Coast Guard for 32+ years. Remember The Guardian (2006 movie with Kevin Costner & Ashton Kutcher)? We, Coast Guardsmen, are called in to rescue people in the direst of conditions. This is where we find ourselves today in politics and healthcare; in the direst of conditions- overwhelmed with life and uncertain about our next moves. Which side am I on; Who is Right; Is anyone telling the truth; What can I do about the Pain and Depression? How do we choose which ones to Save? The questions go on and on…
Yet, instead of harnessing Guardian energy, which is grounded within and focused on protection and assistance, we are constantly infused with Warrior energy, which is outwardly focused in an aggressive, confrontational manner. From a feminine perspective, I feel much more comfortable with my Guardian energy, instead of the more masculine, aggressive warrior. Continuing to fight will simply keep fueling the arguments and violence. If you think I’m making this up, just look at the definitions and feel which one resonates best for YOU, noting that men and women can possess either of these energies, depending on which one they embrace at the time.
Guardian” is a “defender, protector, or keeper” – one who advocates for another.
Warrior” is a “soldier or fighter,” which implies violence.
Courageous Plan for Success
I deeply believe that the only way to solve our current stalemates in society today is by embracing our Guardian Energy which is deeply buried in each one of us. Take some time in solitude and nature, turn off the electronics and shut out the media. Listen to the knowing inside; that sense of well-being & protection, rooted in love and courage… This energy is so much healthier than the warrior energy which seeks only to keep fighting and springs forth from a place of fear.
So, in politics this year, we focus on the goal of coming together as a country using our Constitution as a beacon… In healthcare, we focus on taking care of our bodies- keeping them strong, well-nourished and active. Let’s stop the aggressive distractions and listen intently to the messages within. When feeling out of balance, take a few deep breaths, reflect on the situation and do something constructive to help!
Let’s embrace our Guardian Energy and Co-Create a Healthier 2019 … 😊