Harvesting Radiance

This weekend we will gather a group of friends to help us harvest olives to be pressed into luscious oil. I love this time of year because the seeds that were planted and the fruit that was cultivated are ready to be enjoyed in abundance.

It is also a great time to take a look at what we are harvesting in our lives. What business or personal goals are we harvesting? What health or relationship dynamics are present? What are we harvesting that is meaningful? Radiant?

The Voice of Radiance

As children, some of us were taught to “only speak when spoken to” or learned that when we spoke, we were not really heard. We may have found ourselves in an environment (maybe a family) where there are just certain things that you can’t or don’t talk about.

We may have learned to filter what we say because our dreams have been shot down, minimized, or laughed at. In the recent Alice in Wonderland movie, Alice is told by her potential fiancé, “It would be best to keep your visions to yourself. When in doubt, remain silent”. Our ancestors may have been punished or even beheaded for speaking their truth.

So, the fact that we struggle with speaking up, especially for ourselves, is not surprising and goes deep…And, that way of being no longer works for the radiance that we are cultivating.

Step Into The Flow

“I learn something new everyday unless I’m careful” ~ Cultivating Radiance

Life is ever-changing and we are changing with it. The painful part comes when we want to attempt to keep it the same. As soon as we can let it go, we can let life flow we are open to the next incarnation of possibilities. Our suffering comes from not wanting life to change, which, when we think about it, is unreasonable and futile.