• Rev. Ani

Dear One

Dear One,

I am writing to remind you of things you already know. The elephant in the room—that thing that everyone knows but is pretending they don’t see—needs to be acknowledged.

The elephant in the room is often something that is true, but that you don’t want to discuss for fear of rejection or in the hopes that the elephant will disappear, returning things to the status quo. Fear of revealing yourself and your truth can stand in the way of real intimacy.

Examples of some elephants may be that a relationship has been floundering, finances are not what they need to be, sexual orientation is different than what it seems, belief systems differ, or physical or mental illness is present but not being addressed.

Freedom comes when you show up fully as yourself and stand in your authenticity. When everyone has the courage to acknowledge the elephant in the room—the truth—then the process has begun to develop true intimacy and to address important concerns.

Acknowledging the truth will either deepen intimacy through real dialogue or reveal the relationship to be shallow. If the relationship is shallow, it doesn’t mean that it will not continue; perhaps it will and perhaps it won’t What it does mean is that, if the relationship is to grow some roots, one or both parties will have to be willing to identify the obstacles that are hindering their ability to connect in a meaningful way.

Remember, this moment is an opportunity to connect to Love, and therefore, to live into the fullness of who you are.

As always, do what best awakens you to love,

Your Inner Wisdom

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