Living In The Temple- A state of being that changes everything
I had a completely different article all ready to send you, but this one insisted on shoving to the head of the line. I love the guidance around timing. So I hope this one serves, it feels so big to me today.
I’ve always known my work was to bring women through certain transitions into transformation. To see them through the eyes of spirit, to know the truth of who they are, vs. who they believed they were. To hold that vision for them while supporting the dual focus between releasing what was no longer useful (patterns, beliefs, habits, relationships, perfectionism… all of it) while refilling with all kinds of nourishment (beauty, self care, rituals and ceremonies, pure pleasure, sensuality, true connection, truth-telling, highest callings).
Release and refill. And repeat.
As I follow this rhythm in my own life, I have become aware of a state of being I call The Temple. I am amused as I watch the back and forth of when I’m “in” and when I’m “out”. As with everything, the trick is to notice without judgment and ideally a boatload of humor.
Muttering “bitch” in my car when somebody cuts me off…not in the Temple.
Taking in the bounty and beauty around me regardless of what worries may be present.. In the Temple.
Seeing others as responsible for my safety or wellbeing…out.
Knowing that I am always in co-creation with something Higher and surrendering to that…now I’m back in.
Letting our thoughts wander into the past or future…out.
Staying in present time and loving what is…in. Relief.
This isn’t about good or bad, or right or wrong. It’s about feeling fully present, connected to your true nature, aware of your Divine Identity and living from that. When we are hijacked by our old survival fears/patterns, when we submit to the voices of our Pain Body, when we are reactive, when we’re projecting… we’re just not ourselves.
Your true nature is gorgeous.
Think of a time when you were most fully yourself. When you were in love with life and felt that filled-up awake and alive feeling. Pull up some of the details and create a little virtual reality for yourself. That’s your Temple. It’s your perfect pitch. It’s the “note” you send out into the world from your personal energetic tuning fork.
To live in the Temple, you need to get clear on what that means for you. What does your most beautiful sacred and knowing self sound like? What does she tell you that reminds you that all is well and that you are just right. What physical reminders and props do you need around you to stay inspired, to stay hopeful, to tell the truth. What are your Temple clothes and why are you settling for things you don’t love?
You Are The Temple… I wrote a whole digital program around this.
The best way to develop your Life-in-the-Temple state of mind is to make it like a game. The object of the game is to get back in the Temple. Over and over again.
The truth is that I leave the temple a million times a day. I get scared, I bump into self-condemnation, I dance with perfectionism, I am seduced by old addictions, I curl up with longstanding grief. I respond with impatience, I eat chips for dinner, I whine to my friends. I hide. But then I come back, as quickly as I’m able.
It’s essential to develop your sense of what the Temple feels like. The beauty, the expansiveness, the holy and the sacred, the incredible abundance of everything, the wisdom of the body, the tenderness and self care, the connection to Nature Intelligence, the hearing my guidance easily, salmon pink and spring green…glossy eggplant walls with pale pink pillows (in next house), beautiful berries and fresh mint, my garden and all of my bird totems and the Green Man that I see in the ancient oak in my new yard.
Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of my brother Sam’s death at the age of 45 from pancreatic cancer. He was my person. And yesterday although there was sadness and some grief…there was a LOT of life. There were deep conversations, gorgeous emails, doubled-over laughs, a gorgeous duet at a dinner party, and beautiful memories of the 45 years I had my brother in this realm.
I was so aware of what I was choosing… of being able to stay in Temple state of mind in spite of temptations to go into heavier energies. Of being able to feel so much while staying connected to the beauty of this life, even with so much tragedy and violence in our collective psychic field.
And I know that’s possible for you. Even with whatever you have going on. Even if you’re in the midst of a great big huge transformation and attendant challenges. Even if you’re still stuck with some not so great habits or a marriage that’s hurting, or a body that wants to feel better. Even with finances crunching and bills not yet paid. Even with that. You have a Temple. You are a Temple.
When you are in the Temple, synchronicities show up. Nice things happen. You’re magnetic to people and opportunities. Things flow more easily. You know the truth of who you are and you’re expressing your own unique gifts and talents. You’re speaking what is true, with love and compassion. You’re willing to keep shifting your attention to where there is goodness, and taking each moment at a time, doing your best.
More of that is waiting for you. Your Temple is seeking YOU.. it’s craving you, it’s longing for you, just as you are longing. You can live there more of the time and with more fun. That state of being can be more real than the ones you typically occupy.
Look around you in your environment and notice what doesn’t belong in the Temple. Notice where you’re making do, where you aren’t inspired, and make the decision to begin to curate things and people that match your sense of your own Temple.
The truth is that we become completely different when we tend to ourselves in these ways, deliberately and consciously.
Want to talk about how? Email me at Lisa at IntuitiveBody dot com and we’ll set up a conversation. I want that for you.
From the Temple with love always,