In the last few posts we have spoken about changes that occur in the chakra system and how they affect our moods, power and health. The chakra system provides us with a roadmap to take charge of ourselves from the inside out. We can “work” on our energy through a variety of means and it will affect our wellbeing. We can work with color, sound, imagery, and intention and our energy and consciousness can shift. We can also work with our conscious awareness and it will affect our energy. However we choose to address our energy system it will be beneficial but it also entails a certain amount of courage and willingness to change.
What is your relationship to courage?
What images come to mind when you think of courage? Do you ever find images of real or fictional heroes and heroines tumbling into your mind?
Can you remember times in your own life when you have been faced with a great challenge and you’ve found an inner strength or drive that perhaps you never knew you had?
Jungian Psychology, Mythology, classic fairy tales and myths from many cultures all suggest that we are each on a hero/ine’s journey in our own lives. These sources all speak of the human drama, central human dilemmas and of long journeys in search of truth, treasure’, and freedom. They also speak quite clearly of the challenges along the way. Our lives may seem less adventuresome in contrast with these stories or with real life legends. On closer inspection though, aren’t our lives filled with drama, intense emotion, seemingly impossible tests and spine tingling cliff hangers as we hang out in the not knowing zone’? It does seem that we could consider that just living life requires enormous courage!
Nowhere is courage more necessary or rewarding than when we consider self-mastery, or to put it a better way, stepping onto the path to our authentic selves. It takes courage to face ourselves, take charge of our lives, let ourselves be wrong, inspect our beliefs and to skillfully adapt and change. But by having the courage to do so, we ultimately free ourselves to live with less stress–from a place of deep inner freedom. This helps us to build an inner resiliency and connection that nourishes and enlivens us from a deep internal core. That result is living in wholeness and something that will never leave, fade with age or disappear due to external events!