By Amber Lestrange, Photo Credit, Unknown
This week I am feeling energized by the superpower of community.
Each time I meet with my tribe, I get a fresh fix of support, laughter, perspective, hope, inspiration, and a feeling of being seen, understood and cherished. Medicine for the soul! I walk away with a clear and deep knowing that community is a very necessary and integral part of my growth and happiness. These friendships I cultivate are my chosen family AND an amazing mirror to what I need to heal or parts of me I should celebrate!
I do have to take credit for one thing... choosing to surround myself with people who I admire and feel good being in their company. Gone are the days I spend time with someone just to fill a space or distract myself from deeper issues I may be running from.
This was not always the case. At one point in my life I had a unforgiving feeling of low self worth and confusion to who I really was and where I was really going. I followed the bread crumbs and found that the company I was keeping was not resonant with who I wanted to be and was feeding the fearful stories I had come to believe about myself and the world. I was left with an icky feeling (a indicator that I was out of alignment with my truth!) and I eventually learned to follow that freedom quick smart OUT of there toward a better vibration match. I looked for people who drew the best out of me and who held me accountable to be the best version of myself i could be.
Now, my community is nourishment for me and a checkpoint that I can refer to, to make sure I am on the right path. This village-like feeling that naturally stems from community, is a potent place to birth movements, endeavors, businesses, exchange information, resources and simply, just feel accepted and loved. There is a reason why people who live in community live perhaps ten to twenty years longer than the average person!
The path to creating a community that one yearns for is really quite simple.
How does community enrich your life? We want YOU to be part of OUR community! Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.