What is your centre?
Being centred, finding my centre, connecting to my centre, these have been expressing in my world as major themes for the past month or so.
I love animated films, love animation as art, especially Studio Ghibli, but can appreciate any animated film, I find them so magical. And I saw one recently called ‘Rise of the Guardians’ where a character asked the question; “What is your centre?” Funny where things pop up.
He had a Russian doll, and each layer had a figure with an expression on its’ face for each of his qualities, and in the middle was his centre, a little baby with big eyes, and that was the quality of wonder. That was his centre, a quality he was born with, the definition of who he is.
This got me thinking about who I am and what are the qualities in my Russian doll layers and what’s at my centre?
If that’s true for us, when we find our centre, do we find our soul purpose, our destiny, our presence of being?
I also picked up another piece of wisdom this week that says it’s the primary theme of our struggles in life that point us towards the unique quality we hold at the centre. So, maybe it’s the themes of our struggles that tell us what our core quality is.
If you’re like me, there’s been particular challenges that have emerged, teaching me who I am over the years. My lessons have been about love, especially loving myself. This has been my path through experiencing a lack of being loved through rejection, abandonment and lack consciousness generally. These experiences have kicked my butt and I’ve worked to become my own source for all that was not there outside of me. I know I wouldn’t have got there without these struggles and challenges, they’ve fast-tracked me, really, and I sense that’s what my soul called for.
Maybe my centre is holding the qualities of love and abundance, or maybe they are amongst the inner layers and there’s something further and deeper for me to find at the core.
If we know our core quality, our super-power, we know who we are, we gain the confidence to go full-speed ahead with how we hold and express that quality outwards, for ourselves and the world.