It’s true. We should follow that silent and sometimes strange pull within us that’s necessary to step fully into our most radiant selves. Of course this doesn’t mean it’s easy, or that we won’t feel astray some (or maybe even most) of the time.
Those bright souls endeavoring to travel the road of Self can sometimes find it a lonely one. Not many other travelers along the way. Not to mention the rest of the world may project their judgments onto us…Why can’t you work a “regular job?” … When are you going to decide what you want to do with your life?”… “Pull it together…” Sound familiar?
I sincerely hope not, but if so, we need a supportive community to guide us along the way, support us.
My husband and I just moved to a new city to do just that. To find our people. Our tribe. And it’s been great so far. It may seem like a radical move to more linear minds, but for us, it was the right thing to do in following our souls’ longings. We trusted our intuition and acted. That simple. Well, actually no, it was a giant pain from top to bottom, but it was worth it. And good to know that even though the work can be tough, no one said self-work was easy, just necessary.
Sometimes this sense of community can be elusive. I, for one, believe that truly walking down the road to the Self is simply a lonelier choice than others. Nonetheless, we all need a tribe to inspire, love and hold us accountable for, well, just being our Selves. And if you already have a community like this (lucky you!), reach out to someone on the fringes. Bring him or her in so that we can all experience the sense of belonging that is our birthright.