By Raianna Shai
I lay on my yoga mat after a relaxing bedtime practice. Meditative music plays in the background. I get this sudden feeling of the expansiveness of my soul. Of the other lifetimes occurring in the now that I have yet to connect with. I imagine a huge valley, a Grand Canyon of dips and climbs, all of which lead to my true essence of Divine light.
I realize something. I’m not at the bottom of the canyon. I’m somewhere in the middle, having hit my rock bottom only to choose to climb back up again. But admiring the journey ahead of me, I understand that it’s not a stairway up and up and up. It’s full of both ups and downs, pain and love, tears and laughter.
How could I know the entirety of my essence without dipping down into those low valleys? How could I appreciate the magnificence of the view at the top of a mountain without having started at its rocky base? And it’s not one big uphill climb either. I get to have these stunning viewpoints to stop and let in the beauty surrounding me, so long as I keep going to feel all of the other expansive highs and lows of this diverse landscape.
And I’m not alone on this journey. I get to know these different parts of me that I “collect” as I go. They become my companions, my students, and my teachers. We gain trust and understanding, a deeper sense of the love we have for each other. There are guides too. Human facilitators that are rooting for me on the sidelines, looking back at me from just a few miles ahead in their own journey. Etheric beings boost me over the crest of the mountains and advise my next move when I’m stuck or lost. Animals remind me what’s in my heart and instill in me a sense of purpose and passion.
I feel so grateful for my journey at this moment. For my choice to realize that I’m even on a path to begin with. For my guides, who motivate me with their open hearts and genuine support. For the parts of me that have tried so hard to avoid the valleys, but learn to trust me and hold my hand as we descend. I can’t imagine a more dynamic and worthwhile life to live, this life of going in, going down, rising up and feeling whole.
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