Its five am here, I’ve been up since 3:30. Im about to go walk along one of my favorite beaches, hit the gym and go to church. Three things I am looking forward to. Three things that woke me…naturally without the need for an alarm. When we do the things we love, the desire is there and there is no need to be woke by artificial sounds that alarm us for the remainder of the day.
I guess this is a fraction of my new age self-improvement philosophy. This philosophy being bits and pieces of my very strong loving Grandmother La Golda mixed in with a little self help, positive talk and “the work” Ive done to expand over the past decade. This work has proven to be both empowering and crippling.
The work started when I began seeking to align with my purpose of being awake in all that I do, all that I say and in every action I take. I began sensing the feeling that I only wanted to be around truly conscious people who were inline with their purpose. The “truth seekers”. I didn’t want to be around shaky un stable energy. It wasn’t that I thought higher of myself or less of others who had not yet found their path. It was that I had a strong desire for those who were already on the road to that path! In other words…Please be in FULL alignment with who you are before you ever even ask me to go for a morning workout.
When dating, I found I no longer had tolerance for closed off men who were always seeking but never found. Instead I was drawn to influential yet humble men who although stressed and sometimes only semi conscious were awakened enough to see beyond this shell of my body and into my soul! I often had to be mindful as I to this day can become engulfed in processing their stress and anguish into my own. This is where I learned the art of boundary setting and the beauty in letting go! A constant practice that I am still learning to master.
The biggest shift in me was the fact that I was no longer willing to substitute money and gifts as a sign of “love”. I desire now to be lead in a manner that requires a man “showing up” in all of his beautiful sometimes broken glory! I also no longer “require” a man to feel “filled up” or complete! I do know however that in order for me to reach my full potential of opening up myself to the woman I am meant to be, a conscious man is useful. I desire and require a full commitment from a man who is not triggered emotionally to be frightened off by that fact. This commitment is very simple….its a commitment for “full on presence” to be established. The word presence can be defined as showing up when he says and being in the moment the entire time we are together. This man fully knows his role in my life and is VERY pro-active about defining my place in his.
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Choosing to distance myself from the “shut-down” was difficult. I lost many friends but stood strong while cutting through the BS to find the tried and true. Plain and simple, it drains me to be around closed people, especially those who are un truthful or even worse… anyone who is inhibited/holds back from their true destiny or calling in life. I do my best to avoid those who are not on their way on a sincere quest to be free from the grips of society. I will however help along those interested in creating a lifestyle that ever-expands their capacity to become more conscious. I require more and refuse to settle for less.
So why share this with all of you today? Well, because we have TREMENDOUS power in our lives to attract, create and cultivate the life we want! I dare you on this beautiful Sunday to dig DEEP! Study up for this trip we call life! We have a choice to bring into alignment the lifestyle we desire. Why not start today?
This evening I intend to dedicate my yoga practice to each and every one of you. My heart felt prayers and loving healing energy go out to any of you who are struggling with anything you feel is holding you back. May you be wild and may you be free! May you walk with purpose along the path you are meant to thrive on!