Storm Wisdom Blog
I’ve had a couple of very strong reminders recently that it’s ok and better for me to be open and receive help, love, and support from others. Sigmund Freud a Neurologist who is known for Psychoanalysis said, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” As I meditated I asked myself, “What is it about being “vulnerable” that feels so uncomfortable even when it makes me feel better and stronger?” Can being vulnerable really be a super power? I’ve found that suppressing how I feel doesn’t work for me anymore. How about you?
Control comes up for me during my reflection – feeling like I’m unable to control my emotions or how people will respond to me comes up. Wow! What is it about self image that gets in the way? Like many of you I consider myself a private person. I’ve also learned habits and behaviors from working in a corporate environment for many years where it was more acceptable to keep emotions buried, so to speak. I’m not sure if this is still true in businesses today but having been one of few women in leadership roles, at that time, expressing emotions wasn’t acceptable. Our role models were men! That’s been my story.
As I’ve been sitting with the discomfort of allowing myself to feel vulnerable and I thought about what this means to me. Being vulnerable makes me feel exposed and open to being wounded physically or emotionally. Not a good feeling for me. Old habits and beliefs rear up and I wonder, “What will people think of me?” I’m getting better about letting this habit go but it comes up periodically. read more…
Have you danced and celebrated life this week? If not, why not? Many of you are probably wondering why I’m asking, right? Well . . . I’ve heard several things this week that have offered me an opportunity to look at what I believe. For example, I’ve heard that Mercury is in retrograde again. Ok, for many this can mean something negative and that there might be lots of challenges during this time.
For me, I’ve been told I was born during a Mercury retrograde so I don’t experience it the same way. And yet, I wonder if our experience during this time is really about what we believe! By the way, this retrograde is February 17th through March 10th. There will also be two more this year. One in June and another in October. So, if you believe that “bad” or “challenging” things happen during Mercury retrograde then you may not have felt like dancing or celebrating! What happens if you change what you believe?
Another situation that you might relate to is that you, a friend or a family member have recently experienced or are experiencing health issues. I know of several friends and acquaintances who have been ill with the flu, other health issues or they have loved ones who are suffering with dementia or Alzheimers. All of these situations can be very stressful and exhausting. Days are spent caring for others or self and the energy to dance and celebrate is non-existent, right? Thoughts are more focused on how to “fix” and heal things and often we find it hard to move out of that energy. It can become all consuming. read more…
Can you feel the change in the air? Not only is Storm Wisdom changing we’ve had another full moon, a Super Snow Moon; and so much going on around the world and politically that it’s hard to keep track of and focus! Whew. I always thought I loved change until I realized that I only loved it when I thought I could control it! Oops!
My reflections this week have centered around courage and being courageous. What does that mean to me? With so much change happening around us I asked, “Rather than feeling overwhelmed how do I cope and move forward in a positive and constructive way?” Andra Day singing “Rise Up” – the refrain began to play in my mind. “And I’ll rise up. I’ll rise like the day. I’ll rise up. I’ll rise unafraid. I’ll rise up. And I’ll do it a thousand times again . . .”
Persevering is one thing but I continued to ask, “How do I thrive when there are so many possibilities to consider? How can I make a difference and continue to help people? What is important to me and makes me laugh and giggle while feeling energized? What do I GET to create and participate in?” Amazing, isn’t it? Remembering that we create our own reality can be forgotten when we feel overwhelmed! read more…
Hi Everyone, it’s Charles. It has been almost 2 years since Victoria began writing our weekly Newsletter, so it has been awhile since I’ve written to you. AND writing this is bittersweet.
I have decided that this will be Storm Wisdom’s last year. Our current lease is up on May 1, 2021 and I have decided not to renew. Mainly because when I really listen to my internal guidance, another 5 years feels longer than I can imagine or envision for myself.
There is a part of me that wants to have a story about this. Something I could say to justify my choice or decision. A story that, when you lay it all out, makes perfect sense. A story that adds up. But I don’t have that.
Instead I have to trust the energy and my own internal knowing. I know it is right for me. I feel complete. read more…