It’s not enough to be awake and aware of a greater reality. It’s not enough to know about the intangibles. It’s not enough to know you have gifts to give to this world. You must take action. Every morning we open our eyes and awake to a new day, but what good would it do to open our eyes and lay in bed all day? This would only lead us back to sleep. Once awake, there is only one move to make, RISE!
So many things in this world can keep us from rising: fear, shame, thinking small, and allowing others to determine our narrative and dictate who we should be. No matter what the reason, we allow ourselves to stay tethered to the ground. This isn’t what is intended for any of us.
To rise will not be easy, but it will be worth it. You must do it with focus, bravery, openness, and tenacity. Along the way, you will disappoint those who want to dictate who you are to be. Unfortunate, but true. HOWEVER, those who truly love you, flaws and all, will cheer you on as you rise. They will love and support when they don’t understand where you are going. They will dust you off when you fall. They will encourage you to rise. They will celebrate with you as you rise.
It’s time to rise. There is no time to waste. Let’s move to a higher plane and see life differently. Rise and leave the muck and mire of distraction. Rise and experience the breathtaking moments that are waiting for you. Rise and share your gifts even if you are still discovering what they are and how to use them. Rise to your purpose, even if you aren’t quite sure what it is yet. Just go with what you’ve got now. More learning and discovery is waiting for you, you can adjust when it’s time. Just go! Rise!
Know this, it is easier to stay still and comfortable than it is to rise. But the greater life can only be found when we rise. Know it, believe it, live it, go for it – Rise!