This past week, I had an experience that has stayed with me. It was simple on the surface but, for me, deeply profound.

I’ve had a few lingering questions that I couldn’t quite resolve, always hovering just out of reach. To gain clarity, I decided to seek answers through a channeled session.

My questions ranged from sorting through conflicting ideas to addressing personal issues that seemed insurmountable.

One topic I want to share with you is my struggle with personal motivation.

Lately, my motivation has been coming and going in fits and starts. Usually, it centers around my work and how I shape and envision the future for Storm Wisdom. There was a time when I was on a roll—making changes, updates, and feeling confident about my focus and priorities.

Running a brick-and-mortar retail business involves constant change and a lot of administrative oversight. Most of the time, I handle it well.

However, there are moments when I know something needs attention, but I feel completely unmotivated. In those times, it’s hard to gain traction or momentum. I know what needs to be done, but I just can’t muster the energy.

This was my state for the past couple of weeks, and I wondered how long it would take me to get moving again.

So, during my channeled session, I asked: “I’ve been feeling unmotivated for a while now. Is there anything I can do to shake it off, or any way to get going again?”

Here is their paraphrased response:

“You are aware of the natural cycles of life and the nature of ups and downs. You understand the uniqueness of each season and the shifting and changing transits in an astrological chart.

Why, then, would you be surprised that you also experience ebbs and flows in your life?

We see this as a natural time for you to rest and rejuvenate.

Our concern is the self-judgment you might layer on top of this rest period. As we see it, when you move to the next phase or cycle—which will happen soon—if you’ve added guilt, shame, or blame to the mix, you will not only need to get the wheels of motivation rolling again but also deal with the weight of these emotions.

We suggest letting go of these judgments and trusting that you are exactly where you need to be.”

As soon as I heard this, it made perfect sense. Yet, I had never thought of it this way. It has prompted me to pay attention to other areas in my life where I judge myself for things or situations that might actually be working in my favor.

Simple, but profound.