I had a session with a client wanting to know when she would finally meet and build a committed relationship with her right mate.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Bernard Baruch
I have been wanting to write this blog for a while now, but could not find the words, and felt a little scared to do so. You see, I have recently discovered yet another damaging belief that I continue to internalize, and it goes something like this: If I disappoint others, they will no longer want to love, befriend, or support me.
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ~Rumi
“Jupiter in Scorpio will drudge up the muck that resides beneath the surface of who we are, and in a big way. Skeletons in closets will be revealed. Lies will be unearthed. Wounds will be triggered. This is a necessary process that Scorpio does well. What follows will be a grand release that helps us to heal and evolve.”
I wrote this almost a year ago. The week we just had is a testament to the above truth.
I was working in the field of international education (and loving every minute of it) before I became a professional astrologer and a certified life coach. This was never something I planned; if you had told me seven years ago that I would be doing astrology and life coaching for a living, I would have thought you were crazy. I was on a completely different career path and expected to continue working in my field, maybe even relocating overseas to Morocco, or Jordan. Apparently, that was not where I was meant to be.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~Albert Camus
The above quote is probably my favorite; at least, it continues to come up for me time and time again. It resonates so deeply because I am someone who lives unapologetically free. Seriously. I’ve got my Sun, in Leo, in my 11th House. Tell me to go right, and I will go left, and I will do so on purpose.
“I believe, and therefore everything is possible.” ~Unknown
Mercury stationed direct this week, and Mars will soon follow suit. This is the start to a long journey home, an invitation to come to yourself.
“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom ... is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.” ~Anthony Bourdain
These words spoken by Anthony Bourdain may be difficult to swallow. It may not be easy to accept this as truth, humbling ourselves enough to let it fully sink in. These words are just another reminder of why Anthony Bourdain was once compared to an “open vein.” He was raw, pulsing with a passion and vulnerability not at all hidden or covered up. He very intentionally exposed what lied beneath the surface of certain pleasantries, be it decadent food, or in worldly pursuits. I was devastated by the news of his death. He will surely be missed.
“Nothing is more important than our relationship to the truth. It might temporarily demolish us. It might rip from us the false comfort of our delusions. It might make us reframe every aspect of our lives. But it will never, ever hold us from our purpose; from a life lived with depth, meaning, and incredible magic. It will knock us off the pedestals we’ve been unfairly placed upon, but it will never let us down.” ~Chani Nicholas
Originally Published on Rebelle Society
“Nobody ever rises to low expectations.” ~ Marie Forleo
One of the most important lessons I have learned in my 30+ years is that people are not trying to disappoint you. We often cannot help but feel disappointment. But it is never anyone’s intention to disappoint.
"Sweep in front of your own door." ~German proverb
I witnessed a breakthrough with a client last week, who realized how capable she was of successfully pursuing her own dreams to open a vegan restaurant, without leaning too heavily on the counsel of supposed mentors. I met with another client last week, who vented frustrations around the continual shock and surprise she would receive in response to her decision to leave a high paying corporate job, and become a passionate nutritionist instead. Another client last week, who lives a curiosity driven life and has several purposes, shared feelings of isolation because she did not fit a certain mold. And a fourth client was simply trying to “live and let live,” as she said in her own words, without so many forced expectations.