I believe we are all on a cosmic spiritual journey trying to search for life’s simple pleasures, joy, passion, and all things that will light up our soul. However, how can we embark on a journey of self-exploration if we constantly are moving further away from the life we want to live. How can we rekindle the spark that we once had about our life?
Sometimes when life throws curveballs, we are confronted with the issue of the reversal effect. The reversal effect is taking a path that isn’t aligning with our life’s dreams, goals, or vision. As we strive to break through the force field of fear, doubt, and discouragement, everything around us begins to look unfamiliar because the curveballs have pushed us into unknown territory. The unknown territory is the unexpected happenings we experience in this journey called life. And so the daunting question becomes, what can I do to get back on track? How can I find my way back?
Finding Your Kefi….
In the Greek culture, the word kefi has multiple meanings, but its translation means the spirit of joy, passion, euphoria, enthusiasm, exuberance, frenzy. When I think of kefi, it reminds me of chemical evolution theory, where simple elements (atoms) transform into complex parts to generate life. Kefi is the chemical bonding agent that helps us find the spark we once lost. It is the intricate agent that we desire to discover to bring fulfillment back to our lives. So how do we go on this voyage to find our kefi?
Embrace Rock Bottom. When life gives you lemonades, create a lemonade stand & sell your experiences. (make the best out of what you have)
Embrace Uncertainty. If you are clueless about how to find your way let the unfamiliar be your guide. (create a new normal)
Embrace Serendipity. Let life unfold organically. (let go of the need to control the outcome)
Below is the movie that inspired this post on the concept of kefi:
She was radiant but others were jealous of her shine, so she tried to fit in but they constantly rejected her. She wanted to be apart of the crowd but she forgot one important thing….She was brilliant. She was a light; unique and appealing. While others blended in she was a colorful being; engaging and intense. She had an intensity that drove people mad because she was a genius in her own right. She was brilliant and forgot that she was the salt of the Earth!
As women we sometimes try to hide who we really are for the sake of fitting in the crowd. When we shrink to make others feel important then we are denying ourselves the right to shine. Once we embrace the fact that we are smart, witty and fun then we will never hide our brilliance. Below are 3 tips to help you to release your brilliance. Release Your Brilliance 1) Embrace Your Intellectual Nature. Don’t be scared to show your I.Q. Don’t downplay your intelligence. If people are intimidated by your intelligence then eventually they will be compelled to raise the bar or walk away. If they walk let them walk.
2) Love What You Love. Never make excuses for what you love. The things you love make you who you are unapologetically.
3) Shine. Never lose your sparkle. Your sparkle is needed in a dark world so continue to shed light.
Deadlines, schedules, obstacles and routine seemed to cloud my life like smoldering fog. I was beginning to become fed up with the hum drum of life and all that it was inconsistently giving me. I wanted more from this life but it seems as if darts were constantly been thrown at me. I knew life was more than paying bills, going through trials and dying. I needed to put life on pause to hear nature’s heartbeat again. I knew I lost the love affair I had with life. I was determined to fall back in love with life and rekindle the romance I once enjoyed.
I knew my rose colored glasses became smeared with distractions making me miss out on the beauty of life. Life has a lot to offer but sometimes taking a step back to get off autopilot helps recalibrate things. And during the period of recalibration I recognize how out of sync I have truly been for the last three months. Although, Christmas is right around the corner my excitement has been minimized. I have been consumed with making ends meet and keeping my household afloat.
Something has changed about the way I view the commercialized holidays. I no longer see Christmas or any other holiday as a time to spend all your money on gifts. I believe that holidays are a time for gratitude and a time to slow down to fall back in love with life. The holidays are a time filled with life’s romance. Instead of getting caught up in spending lavishly I am deciding to get caught in falling in love with my life. When you learn to appreciate what you already have then abundance will flow. All the other trinkets are just icing on the cake.
So, today I made a decision to fall in love with life. I have to reject the routines, deadlines and schedules to put my life on pause. I am going to spend more time embracing nature, get out of autopilot and cruise to embrace the love of my life- which is living. I am determined to live colorfully, laugh often & love fearlessly again!