Welcoming the light

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

~Leonard Cohen, from his song, “Anthem”

Whew, let’s take a huge breath for all of what we have been through these past two years—front row seats to the biggest transformation of our world, and life, as we knew it.

After cocooning for so long, many of us are emerging outward, seeing who we have become in new ways.

Many are feeling that famous quote,“There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” That light (which is ALWAYS available to us) entails embracing a higher energetic vibration. These are some of the words I use—and share with my clients—to keep the vibration high, and leave space for new possibilities to emerge:

  • Love
  • Grace
  • Connection
  • Alignment
  • Ease
  • Authenticity
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Nurturance
  • Joy
  • Magic
  • Wonder
  • Awe
  • Miracles
  • Gratitude

Speaking of gratitude, I am thankful that my article—sharing some of the lessons and insights I acquired in opening to more love and light—appeared this month in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper.

To stay in the light, begin each day, or relationship, by asking: “What makes your heart sing?” Then, take inspired actions related to your answers, to keep your energetic vibration high.

Two ways to also FEEL lighter are to simplify (“less” truly opens the door to “more” of what is meaningful) and declutter (physically and emotionally, to make space for the new).

Living from a higher state of being embracing the light does not mean our struggles and challenges are over.

Many will continue to deal with the unraveling of old ways that do not support flourishing in the highest versions of themselves. Growth is a journey, not an event. Bravo to those who choose to walk through their pain or discomfort.

During my darkest of times, I found inspiration in this song, “Anthem,” by Leonard Cohen. May it bring hope to you as well:

And, as Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard “happiness” professor, best-selling author and columnist, has shared:

“In avoiding pain, paradoxically, you are avoiding a part of your happiness.”

Trust you will find your own song to sing, walk to or talk about, that mirrors your unique light in the world.

GET EMPOWERED THROUGH BEING LOVINGLY WITNESSED:
To those who would like help finding their song, or clearing the blocks to living in the highest version of themselves, please email gailjones@claimyourworthiness.com to learn more about my coaching packages. I offer a complimentary, 30-minute consultation. Explore the possibilities of journeying together on your new path forward.

With love, hope and blessings,

Gail

Beth Scanzani shares this beautiful image, taken in Nazareth, Israel, of a rainbow of light shining through a stained glass window… shedding a glow of light and color to re-awaken dark and cold spaces.

 

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  • Wayne Benenson says:

    Well said, as always. “Anthem” is my go-to when my life feels awful. “Anthem” is also my go-to when my life is awesome. I marvel at this mystery. Thanks for your delicate reminders of the bounty in the small moments of vitality and connection. So glad you’re back.

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Thanks, Wayne, for appreciating my “comeback” from the ravages of Covid–transformed. And for acknowledging my “delicate reminders.” Your words and support have been precious to me. You offer so many wise insights of your own. Blessings, Gail

  • Doug Campbell says:

    Gail….
    What a beautiful insight!
    I love the passage that says, “In avoiding pain, paradoxically, you are avoiding a part of your happiness.”
    It’s counterintuitive, yet true at the same time.
    In isolating ourselves, we prevent the necessary evolutionary processes through which growth takes place, and hence our developing into a more complete and happier person.
    Great article as always!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Thank you, Doug, for the kind feedback and your own beautiful insights, particularly your one about growing through connection: “In isolating ourselves, we prevent the necessary evolutionary processes through which growth takes place, and hence our developing into a more complete and happier person.”

      Solitude and “me time” are great for reflection and growth, too, but too much of it limits us. We need to stay connected to our humanity, and also grow through relationships, allowing others to mirror back to us some perceptions we may not have noticed–and contribute to our happiness as you noted:) Blessings, Gail

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