Hey there, friend—
Last week on the path, I zoomed in on some of the specific patterns we run when times are uncertain, and things seem to be unraveling in our lives.
There’s a quote I love from one of Dan Millman’s books that has been coming to mind quite a bit lately, both as I have conversations with others, and as I contemplate some of my own challenges.
“People turn to God when their foundations are shaking, only to discover that it is God who is shaking them.”
A lot of people are really struggling right now and my guess that includes you, at least on some level.
Things are happening in the world that our generation has never seen or experienced and we don’t know what to do with it, or what to do about it.
Humanity is moving through a massive transformation and we’re seeing big time activations of the Victim-Villain archetypes in our collective consciousness.
It’s precisely in these times that we’re all being called to face that thing we fear most—whether it’s the perceived villain “out there” or the perceived victim “in here”.
I believe that God, the Universe, our Higher Self—whatever that is for you—is always guiding us to be the best and most expansive versions of ourselves.
And because we tend to think we know best, we often try to muscle our way through life, ignoring the signs that the thing we’re fighting for is no longer aligned with who we are becoming.
Sometimes that thing is our belief system, our values, our relationships, our line of work, other people in our lives, the choices we’re making, and so on.
We tend to hold on to things we’ve outgrown for way too long, don’t we?
This is when that Higher Power steps in, shakes everything up, breaks everything down, and leaves you standing there, stripped of it all, to face the very thing you’ve been avoiding.
These are the times we’re living in right now, which reminds me of a great quote by Michael Brown, author of The Presence Process—“the only way out is through, and the only way through is in.”
The call is for each of us to acknowledge that the deep, inner work is where we will find our biggest breakthroughs, our greatest gifts, and our truest Self.
That is the version of us the world needs. That is the version of us we are seeking. That is the version of us that whispers to us when we know we’re making choices out of fear, lack and limitation.
I am as much a student on the path as I am a facilitator of the work. I have dedicated my life to both—living into and applying the teachings and guiding others through their own personal growth journey.
I believe that we’re never given more than we can handle—even though I’ve had my fair share of experiences that felt like they were going to be the death of me.
In fact, my most recent experience was the death of me, in every way – except physically leaving my body.
I knew I was on the wrong path with the person I had chosen to marry, and I kept looking the other way—hoping and praying that the uncomfortable truth would just go away.
Nope, it only got worse.
What I learned, having now come out the other end a completely different version of myself is this…
In the darkest, most chaotic times—when things fall apart—such times often mark a quickening as your soul readies itself to make a leap.
When you feel like you’re going nowhere, stagnating, even slipping backward, your soul is just backing up to get a running start.
You wouldn’t be at this critical juncture in your life, standing on this very precipice, if you weren’t fully capable of facing your growth edge and making the leap.
Whether you’re up against what seems like a ‘no way out’ situation or you’re simply being called to up-level in some way, the time to jump is now.
What is the thing you’re afraid of facing, and what would you need to know to muster up the courage to make your leap?
You got this and I got you!
Always Be Rising,
An International Bestselling Author, Lifestyle and Leadership Coach and speaker, Tris Thorp is one of today’s leading experts in the field of personal growth and leadership development, specializing in emotional healing, women’s empowerment and shadow work.
Having spent a decade traveling the world, being trained by and sharing the stage with Dr. Deepak Chopra in the field of social emotional learning, consciousness and mindfulness-based practices, Tris has a real gift for integrating the ancient spiritual teachings with modern-day science and mindfulness to help people all over the world let go of their past and create an empowered new future.
During her tenure at the Chopra Center, Tris apprenticed under the Chopra Center’s co-founder Dr. David Simon, co-facilitating the Healing the Heart and Emotional Freedom workshops alongside him. Prior to his passing in 2012, Dr. Simon appointed Tris as the person to carry on his teachings in the field of emotional healing. In addition, Tris was fortunate to be mentored by the late Debbie Ford prior to her passing in 2013, which is where she continued her extensive studies of the unconscious mind and concepts of the persona and shadow. After the loss of her two mentors, Tris went on to become certified through the Ford Institute as a coach specializing in Shadow Work and reconciling mental and emotional issues stemming from past experiences. She continues to share the gifts of emotional healing and facilitating this work in the footsteps of her former mentors.
Tris is the International bestselling author of Healing Your Heart: Rewrite Your Story with Awareness and Intention. A guide book to understanding your emotions, how we create our story and workable tools and techniques to heal from the past, Healing Your Heart stewards you through the process of releasing mental and emotional baggage, forgiving yourself and others, setting and enforcing boundaries and consciously communicating your needs in a loving and effective way so you can be who you’re meant to be, do the things you want to do and have all that you deserve to have in this life.
Tris is also the co-author of bestseller Mental and Emotional Release® with Dr. Matt James. Written in a language both professionals and non-professionals can understand, Mental and Emotional Release® offers real life case studies, an overview of MER and its foundation, step by step scripts to follow, and clinical efficacy studies comparing MER to other therapies.
Clearly in her dharma, Tris’s passion and dedication to gently guide people on their inward journey through personal growth is evident in her work as a Lifestyle and Leadership coach, Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release and workshop facilitator. She teaches various courses on leadership development, personal empowerment, social emotional learning and higher states of consciousness – both in online courses and her certification programs, live workshops, VIP retreats and 1-1 clients.
Tris Thorp is Board Certified by the Association of Integrative Psychology as a Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release ®, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, and Mental and Emotional Release ®, a Certified Reiki Master, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Tris is devoted to inspiring and empowering others to cultivate and maintain mindfulness-based lifestyle practices that lead to greater clarity, purpose and fulfillment. Through one-on-one coaching, online programs and live events, Tris specializes in helping people to fully release negative emotions, limiting beliefs and unconscious patterns, enabling them to make quantum leaps into the life they are truly meant to be living.