A few weeks ago, I was told that I do a good job at “keeping myself safe” and “preparing to be let down.” It was a truthful observation that strongly resonated; partly because of my own lived experiences, but also because this is the only way that I know how to continue to love, be grateful, and show compassion in the face of let down and disappointment. At first, I was not sure how to respond to what was said to me. I have been told on more than one occasion that I can be cold, detached, and aloof. A more intentional practice of vulnerability is something that I have only just begun in recent years, and I know deep down that my default to “keep safe,” is a narrative that needs to change. As long as I prepare for let down, that will be my experience. What is a narrative in your life that needs to change?
A total overhaul of what you have been doing all along is, in my opinion, the surest and most radical way of giving up that outworn story about yourself. It might seem like a worthwhile exercise and challenge; but alas, it entails a thorough examination of the root of your fears, along with attention to how certain patterns cause harm to you and to others. What's more, there would need to be a strong desire and willingness to change. Are you willing? Are you ready to see yourself as one who thrives instead of one who survives? Are you ready to start believing that you are worthy of love? Are you ready to indulge your passions and curiosities - that which gives you a sense of purpose and meaning? Only you know the answers. It is ultimately your choice. This means, then, that “circumstance” can no longer be a part of your story.
The Aries New Moon this Thursday, April 7th, is ripe with initiative. As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries exudes a raw and passionate energy for life, and demands that we live courageously. The warrior spirit of the Ram can only live life to the fullest without inhibitions, and if we dare to live, we must dare to amend, edit, or completely change the narratives that hold us back. I choose to change my narrative. Will you? Check your horoscopes for the week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign.