“We live in a time of conflict–external and internal–when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the stars and stripes with pride and confidence that what unites us is far stronger.”
~ Charlie Dent
It is through conflict that we move forward in life. We can make changes without it but when we are deeply unconscious to patterns and beliefs that no longer serve our soul, both as an individual and as a society, conflict is what awakens us to our need for change. Conflict allows that which is hidden from us to be seen. Whether what is hidden lies within our own psyche or is held within our group consciousness, conflict will open us up to a new truth. It is only when we have evolved to a point when the old belief or structure is no longer in alignment with our soul (or collective conscious), that we manifest struggle to shift the energy and change the situation.
Conflict is uncomfortable and painful. Mindful conflict is understanding that we are indeed ready to grow to a new belief system, action/behavior, or understanding of ourselves or the world. The challenge, of course, is to remain conscious during the fight. Do not fall into unconsciously working old patterns of resistance to change. Breathe, have faith and face the struggle so that growth can bring you to an expanded state. Know that conflict lasts only as long as we fight. Trust that looking for solutions that bring compromise is not surrender or weakness, it is actually an agreement to expand. Believe in win/win and always follow your heart.
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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura works with adults who identify as highly sensitive persons or empaths and are committed to learning about who they are and how they want to express themselves in this world. She helps these individuals clear energetic blocks, release limiting beliefs, thrive in their business/careers and navigate interpersonal relationships so they can live life to the fullest.