As above, so below.

  Photo by    Ivan Dodig    on    Unsplash

Photo by Ivan Dodig on Unsplash

What you see around you is a reflection of what is inside of you. If you don’t like what to see, shift your insides, and watch your outsides change.

And, sometimes this process takes a little more will. Actively saying no to experiences that do not serve where you’re going, to people who are not able to support your vision, is often the most difficult part of the process.

I do not for even a minute underestimate the inner work required to walk away from people you love who have, either in action or in word, indicated that they are not interested in growing with you.

It hurts to walk away. And it also simultaneously feels like freedom. Rest assured, that freedom is mutual, even though it may not initially appear that way.

And so, we can use this reflection in one of two ways: to feel defeated and disempowered about our circumstances and life happening TO us, or to be excited about all the new reflections we get as a means to know ourselves better (aka: to realize that life is happening FOR us).