Unleash your mind to set free your wild, untamed spirit


By: Gaia Staff  |  September 25, 2015

We are blessed everyday with the chance to discover the great and vast beauty that surrounds us and lives within our spirit. However, to see this beauty is a choice, as the aspects that stem from negativity are always vying for your attention. So where do we start in the process to reunify with our wild spirit?

I believe we start with compassion, understanding, and love. When we peel back the layers of our mind (ego) to be a portal for our hearts, we are entrusted with the opportunity to shape-shift into our wild nature. It is easy to say, “just surrender to it all” but in our state of being over-stimulated and disconnected, we need to start with compassion for our human experience.

The road to compassion

Our culture is designed to keep us in a state of separation and in competition with each other. We are influenced to constantly fight with one another, red vs. blue, anti vs. pro, right vs. wrong. This type of thinking keeps us limited in a boundary of false beliefs that will restrict our ability to see the endless potential of our spirit.

It is difficult to let go of all the labels because this is what has powered a false purpose for us. Living brave is a chance to see that we are so much more expansive than our minds can ever understand.

Embracing compassion and gratitude is a great place to start with this process as it allows you to understand that we are all doing our best. This not only opens the door to forgiveness so you can be more present, but also removes the pressure of faux success.

We all come from different circumstances, we have all had different challenges, and that does not correlate into a system that wants us all to be the same. You are a unique ember that harmonizes within the blaze. Each ember is intrinsic to the greater good of a successful and bright fire. BLAZE A PATH OF LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, AND COMPASSION.

Anger as a tool

Anger is an extremely important tool that often backfires on us. Anger is a spark that can ignite our power to take action and create change. However, anger does come with a warning label; you must move the anger through you to become a force. If you choose to just sit with the energy of anger, it will ONLY create more anger. This will drag you down the ever-popular hole of depressionand eventually it will create “dis – ease”.

Allow anger to move through you by observing as if you were a guest in your own mind. Just simple awareness will prevent your immediate reaction so you can just breathe through it. Allow and surrender, then consciously move to the “how.” Once you realize what has made you feel anger, you can plant the seed of change.

The greater perspective

Often our anger and beliefs comes from our limited experiences. Many of us have very strong beliefs about what is right or wrong without the knowledge or understanding from all sides.

Do you think if you had to watch an abortion from start to finish, it would change your mind on how to solve this problem? If you had to grow your own food, do you think it may change your habits of just throwing it away? If you had to make your own furniture would you be so quick to dismiss “old” furniture to buy new?

I believe the answer to all of these questions becomes the solution. When we can see all sides instead of just our limited view, we allow our heart to find a solution instead of flirting with the power of the ego.

Coming together in conversation

When you remove the barrier of debating you can come together in conversation and see the light in each other. This light is a reflection of unification, the knowing that we are all in this journey together and we do not need to beat each other to the finish line. It isn’t a competition.

However, your ego wants you to believe that it is. The ego wants to keep you placing blame on others so you are distracted. The only place for progress is with gentle conversation in person, eye to eye, not over social media where you can hide behind your computer. When we let go of debating what is right or wrong and just listen, we join together with great power. This power is amazing because it comes from the seed of truth and moves well beyond anger.

It all sources from our inner being

Ultimately, when you find the calm within, you teach yourself how to relinquish control, which reveals a mind unleashed. This is the beginning of your re-union with your wild, untamed spirit. With this inner journey of self-discovery and tools to work the limitations of the outside world, you can easily set yourself free. This amazing journey takes great courage because connecting with your wild side will change your life forever.


 

Holly Peckskamp

Holly Ann Peckskamp is a mother, wife, student and teacher of yoga. In her late twenties, Holly stepped onto the path of awakening, where she would start a yearlong training in Reiki energy healing and meditation. It was during this time that she would truly discover the many amazing tools that yoga would instill within her. This didn’t come too soon, as her life changed in one single breath the day she was diagnosed with acute Leukemia. This opened the door to her true spiritual calling and gave birth to her book Always A Love-o-lution. Connect with Holly on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.


 

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