ESPAVO - The Six Disciplines
How to stand firm and grow through life's storms
So often I've been told to say affirmations. Just repeat this or that phrase every morning as you wake or just before you go to sleep and you'll see, your life will change; your situation will change. You will become the person you always wanted to be. You want that. So you do it.
But the situation doesn't really change; your life doesn't change and you don't change. And you feel bad. You become depressed. And you wonder how can this work for everyone else and not you. And you ask, "What is wrong with me?" And for the umpteenth time, you want to give up.
Do you know that feeling?
Many years ago, I came across this word, Espavo. The website I found it on, said it meant, Thank you for taking your Power. That resonated with me. I know what it is to feel powerless, to feel lost in my own life. And here it was, I was being thanked for taking my Power. Just the thought of it lifted my spirits. And so I adopted it and it became my word, that I would speak to myself.
Then one day, the question came, How do you take your Power? How do you grow in strength, so you can withstand the storms and remain standing when everything around you is falling apart? And the answer came
So, if you would like to gracefully withstand the storms of life so that you flourish and grow in strength, grace and resilience, come with me on this next steppe.
Thank you for beginning this journey of Understanding! I'm Lorraine Villaroel, owner and Facilitator here at The Interior Journey. A lifetime of journaling and countless hours of solitude and silence, brought me to a place of deep awareness of my ignorance and my immense capacity for self-delusion. But, in this place of darkness, I also discovered the deep, all embracing Presence of God and a quiet whisper that I learned to recognise as my Inner Voice. And my calling soon became clear, Live in the Spirit, Follow the Spirit and Share the Revelation. I created The Interior Journey in response to that calling. Here, you'll learn the power of journaling. I'll also share with you my personal journal reflections. I'll share my deepest hurts, my joy and yes, the revelations, so that your journey may be easier, so that you too may uncover your voice and awaken the Power that is within you.