In the Mind Mastery Experience with 12 teens at the beginning of this month, we discussed the power and value of alignment.
I do this with one-on-one clients too. After laying some solid groundwork, we reflect on misalignment that’s occurring in their lives.
My life and my work are encapsulated in that single word: alignment.
Alignment at all levels of our being.
You know when your car's wheels are misaligned - the car keeps trying to take you off-course. The same is true when we are misaligned - our mind, heart, body, and relationships take us off-course.
I like to think of alignment like this: it’s as if I contain a channel for energy to flow through me. When I’m misaligned, there are kinks in that channel and the energy can’t flow smoothly or cleanly. Some of it gets caught inside and festers, some of it flows out in incorrect locations and in wacky directions.
When I continuously react to my circumstances - to other people, to situations - that’s a sign of misalignment.
When I'm caught in a lingering and frequent fear of making it, surviving, and disappointing others - that's a sign of misalignment.
For many of us much of the time, we are mostly reacting to the people and world around us. Our senses collect some data about the situations in front of us, and our default mode is a reaction - for safety, for security, for dominance...to get it "right," to avoid looking bad, to avoid responsibility.
When we live a life of reacting, we’re living like robots. Stimulus-response. Stimulus-response. Stimulus-response.
And our bodies might survive, but our alignment is all out of whack.
This is one way to move through time and life.
The body, mind, and emotions were so finely tuned by the processes of creation and evolution that they’ll keep us going, but moving somewhere isn’t the same thing as going where we mean to go.
In this top-heavy life we live, we’re mostly only hearing the reasons of the mind, the urges of the body, the sirens of our emotions. We haven’t learned to tune into and act upon the whisper of truth always hovering within us.
Until we do, there are many battlegrounds in this life. Battlegrounds in our marriage. Battlegrounds in parenting. Battlegrounds at work.
Battlegrounds within ourselves.
The evolution of the Self isn’t a battle. It’s a dance.
It's a dance for Love. Fulfillment. Enjoyment. And getting some great work done.
Alignment is our best gauge of whether we're being our best and feeling our best.
And it’s the most inspiring and satisfying dance around.
Alignment is harmony, and it's both the path and the destination.
Thank you for reading. ❤️
P.S. As a transformational coach - a life coach, a soul coach - I help teens, adults, and organizations move beyond their self-imposed limitations to be their best and feel their best. If you’re interested in finding out how I can support you or your organization, reach out and let’s talk. 💌