Over the weekend, I spent some time in one of my favorite places: Sedona, Arizona. I just love it there. The energy, the scenery, the shops, the endless opportunities to try something new! (Ask my about my recent aura reading! It was my best one yet!)
Anyway, one morning, I was hiking in Boynton Canyon, the same hike I did 3 years ago before my knee gave out. For me, it was a spiritual “full circle” to do this hike. My knee was recovered, and I have grown a LOT mentally and emotionally.
Just as I was going up a curve to get to the steep part of the hike, and old man with white hair was walking down. He looked at me, kindly, and said “Beautiful day, isn’t it.” “It really is,” I said.
Just as I responded, he took this rock out of his pocket and gave it to me. It took me by surprise, and for the LIFE of me I wish i could quote him directly. But what I do remember is him pointing to the top, in between the “masculine” and “feminine” vortexes. (In Sedona, there are areas called “Vortexes” which are known for heightened states of energy, some masculine and some feminine. At the top of this particular hike, I would be nestled in between both.)
“The key is to get to the top and let go of any negative energy you have towards yourself, your life, and others. Let it fall off you. Let the earth support you. Stop being so hard on yourself, and forgive yourself. You’ve got to forgive yourself.”
In that particular moment, I didn’t think I was being hard on myself. I was actually just thinking about the hike. But in life....I was. Upset at myself for being nervous on a first date recently, and screwing it up. Mad I wasn’t perfectly caught up with all my homework for this coaching program I’m part of. Annoyed I’d barely worked out the last week. Annoyed at myself for always being tired. And barely cooking. And it spending enough time with my family. AND SO ON!!
Can you relate?
If so, I just want to ask you to close your eyes, put your hand on your heart, and say, “I forgive you.”
You are doing the best you can.
You have a beautiful, generous heart.
You have friends and family that love and appreciate you.
You are enough.
No, really- YOU ARE ENOUGH!
If you burn the turkey this weekend- if you order pizza cause F**K cooking- if your kids have a meltdown, if you feel overwhelmed....just know: you are doing the best you can, and that IS ENOUGH. It really is.
Sandy (@SandyStec on IG, Twitter and FB)