I knew I would write about what happened seven years one day, but I had no idea it would be from this lens. I now see heartbreak for what it truly is: an opportunity to heal the coping mechanisms of your ego.
When life tries us, we have two options. To grit our teeth and keep moving, thinking that it’s simply part of life and that we must overcome to make something of ourselves. The other option is to fully experience the low points, showing up for the healing hiding in every shadow.
The journey from borderline shopping addict to minimalist is one of my most personal. I bought clothes, shoes, makeup, you name it, all in an effort to fill the void. The culture we live in promotes this, and more of us than you think fall victim. Read about my personal journey, along with the way the fast fashion industry is harming the world.
“I’m sorry” used to end every sentence I spoke. While I knew that I shouldn’t apologize all the time, my energy still stayed in that frequency. Once I committed to shifting my energy, I found a deep need to protect it from giving my power away with statements like, “I’m sorry”.
The 21st century is the age of energy. The affliction of the 21st century is anxiety. In order to live the lives we want, we have to start looking at anxiety for what it really is: an energetic disturbance.
When we don’t process our emotions, they create an energy inside of us. This energy attracts more and more of the same lesson until we finally release the energy by feeling it fully. Although sometimes painful and scary, facing the dark corners of our soul is the only way to live out our soul’s purpose.
Social media isn’t the only problem causing anxiety, it’s the symptom of dancing around who you are in an effort to fit in.
The relationship between mother and child is literally the first connection our soul has on Earth. That’s why so many feel the strongest bond to their mothers. It’s also why so many grieve the void.
If you have ever clung to control as a way to feel safe, remember this: no thought you have, no emotion you feel and no rationalization you come up with is constant. We are all on a path supported by the universe, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Minimalism in our fashion is one way to pursue a more conscious lifestyle, and reconnect with our soul.