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Building Strength

LionBuilding Strength is key to creating more joy in your life. It is a quality that builds over time: think of how metal is thrown into the fire to get stronger and stronger, the more it is tested.

 

My own practice is built on the knowledge that everyone can live a life of purpose, passion and joy, and follow their heart. But although fulfilling your dreams is a main key to finding joy, the quality of strength is what we need to develop, so we can fulfill those dreams.

 

But what is strength and what does it look like?

 

Strength has a number of faces:

 

1. Being able to keep your focus on what your passion is, and maintain that vision while other challenges try to keep you off focus. It is important to be able to split your focus to finish a crisis/urgent situation, but then return your focus back to what is important. Keep the eye on the ball, in other words.

 

2. Being able to do things you don’t enjoy for a period of time so you can do what you enjoy doing. Who enjoys going on a sugar detox for example, but sometimes you have to do that so you can have a body that is happier and can serve you for what you want to do.

 

3. Having consistency in what you say and do, following through on agreements you made, and sometimes having the strength to change those agreements when you realized you could not deliver on them. This means you need to have the strength to be accountable for your actions and words, and understand that this is a universal law and no one escapes that.

 

4. Saying no to what feels inappropriate to you even when it means you may be uncomfortable with the outcome. Sometimes saying no means you will reduce your popularity or access to affection and positive feedback. Having strength means you can see beyond short term comfort and see long term returns and be able to handle periods of discomfort.

 

5. Not allowing others’ emotions, moods & opinions to affect how you feel about yourself. This is a big one, and you will be tested over and over again until less of other people’s opinions, emotions, moods affect you and you have the strength to selfnavigate your ship through life – in fact you can choose to sail in completely different waters away from those winds.

 

6. Having strength ALSO means doing things that bring you joy, and choosing joy over pain and suffering. This seems easy, but is not so easy. There is an addiction to pain and suffering which has been part of our consciousness for some time: we choose money over passion, gossip, all kinds of addictions, depression, anxiety and a host of experiences which do not bring us joy. Choosing to seek help, take up exercise that you enjoy, choice in food that will empower your body, choosing to be with good people that appreciate your growth and strength, choosing good memories to focus on, choosing to do the things you love doing, and making the time for this, takes an amazing amount of strength.

 

These are just some of the faces of strength, and as you review these, do acknowledge yourself for what you have attained in these areas, and gently assess where you can make some course correction moving forward.

 

This energy on the Tree of Life resides in the Sephiroth Geburah, and as we start stepping into our personal power in life, we start to master the energy of Geburah. It is possible to get out of alignment with that energy, and that mis-alignment will look like being overcontrolling and domineering in our lives. This energy needs to be balanced with what is known as Chesed on the Tree of Life which is Mercy and Compassion. I will speak more about in the article following ‘Return to the Sacred: Quan Yin”