Speaking my truth has always been a challenge for me. I've been overly concerned about how it might impact others, or their perception of me. It was easier to lie by omission about who I was and be accepted than show my true self and be rejected. Or so I thought.
We all have these challenges, pivotal issues that shape our major conflicts in our lives. While we bemoan them, resist them, pray to have them removed from us, in reality they are amazing pathways to truth.
All of us chose challenges that could help us hone our truth, become greater beacons of light and love. Mine happens to be that of authentic speech. Yours may be different. Whatever it is, it is whatever you make of it. That could be the bane of your existence. Or it could be your pathway to truth.
This morning I opened all of my chakras, as I do each morning and night. I meditated on my throat chakra, the energy center responsible for speech and communication. I went to the center of the point where I felt tightness and strain, and saw it open wide. It opened so wide that it was no longer a chakra. Rather I saw the sky where my throat used to be, and the parts of my body that were above and below fell away, reminding me that I am connected to source and that I am infinite. All perceived problems are simply lenses for me to understand contrast. For it is only through the dark that we find the light.
This gateway now is opened and I know I can journey through it anytime I seek to commune with the source of all life. And through that place I can find my peace. From the place which I perceived as my limitation, I found the gateway to the infinite.