Intrinsic Growth – Inner Sanctum Grass Roots

In the midst of the insanity we are seeing in the outer world, there is a grass roots movement taking hold. The roots of this movement are deep, as deep as the pain in the hearts of those who can make no sense of the unrecognizable and unacceptable ‘reality’ facing them. Grass roots groups are nothing new. It’s where change percolates. The inner sanctum of shift begins within and takes hold in the outer. The most important mindset to any forward movement is accepting change and embracing adaptability.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi

Our souls are rooted deeply, held in the embrace of powers beyond our knowing. Why then do we trust the outer world to provide that which already exists inside us? True satisfaction of the soul is elusive, because we have turned our back on our inner roots. What happens to a garden not tended properly? It begins to deteriorate. Think of your inner-world as a garden. Are you a master gardener who has accumulated the necessary knowledge to nourish yourself – to grow even deeper roots? I think of this as a personal grass roots movement intrinsic to growth on all levels, in all areas of our life.

Let go of the past, but keep the lessons it taught you. – Chiara Gizzi

I’m sure you’ve noticed the dramatic changes in the world – this outer collective we all contribute to. As these shifts occur quickly, adaptability is the best way forward. The unwillingness to accept change can usher in experiences more difficult than for those who are willing and ready to adapt. There is a raw beauty to change, leading to the brilliance of the yet unpolished. We may need to voluntarily walk into the unknown to expand ourselves. Why is it we so often think of changing the world, when changing ourselves brings the best results? The return to ‘self’ is the most important action we can take.

What we change inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch







  1. Caroline says

    Debra, your words are so full of depth and wisdom. They have such hope and are so inspiring. I take great comfort from them, thank you dear soul xx

    • Debra Oakland says

      Thank you Caroline for your kind comment. My wish is to inspire, to share inner wisdom – it warms my heart to hear you took comfort in the words I wrote. Blessing to you!

  2. It is only when I return to my authentic self that I make the most positive and helpful contributions to the world and everyone in it.

  3. Once we change ourselves remembering who we truly are we can change the world by doing or being

  4. So true! We really have little control over the outer world. Focusing on our inner world, and being true to our authentic self is the best use of our time and energy. Imagine if everyone did this…