As we strive, reaching and reaching, trying to get a foothold on the wall in front of us, we may find ourselves falling down, depleted, feeling frustrated—because our best efforts are getting us nowhere.
Spirit says to allow ourselves to fall back, to land with a plop in the dirt and to laugh at ourselves. And don’t get up! Sitting there in the dirt we can see a new perspective, perhaps a new way to climb the wall, or perhaps a way around the wall.
Why do we struggle with the wall at all? Is it even there? Or is it a made-up hurdle? Something our ego says we must conquer, but which doesn’t even exist.
Take a breath! Enjoy the falling down and the
new perspective it brings.
And allow new ideas and new perspectives to free you from the must-conquer attitude that has gripped you.
Look around – is there another way you can achieve your goals? Is there another more pleasant route?
Don’t resist. Surrender to what is coming to you.
Remember, we are who our thoughts are passing through. We are who emotion’s passing through.
So many people are looking to find their purpose, their reason for living.
Some of them spend thousands of dollars and years and years seeking their one true purpose, the meaning for their lives.
What we forget is that there is only ONE purpose —
and it’s the same purpose for each of us —
TO BE THE BIGGEST, BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES that we can be!
In other words, to pay attention to the lessons that are inherent in each situation. When we are guided by LOVE we will hear and see differently. We will know that our lives are about how we SERVE OTHERS and not how we serve ourselves and our desires.
Live into your purpose.
Become the best version of yourself that you can be.
Love everyone and every situation, knowing that within each is the lesson we’ve come to learn.
A day after some monsoon activity I’ve been cleaning up the debris in our yard and pool from the trees and thinking about the natural debris that comes just from living in our wholeness.
Like trees that cycle through from blossoms to shedding their leaves we, too, cycle through blossoming and droppings and new growth. From birth we grow and spread our limbs, always seeking the sun and the nurturing water and minerals from the earth’s bounty. We turn towards the sun, seeking its warmth and brilliance. We reach ever upward, growing in stature and girth as we become the greatest version possible of ourselves.
Raking up the tree debris reminds me of all that I’ve left behind me as I’ve grown and shed and grown and shed. All the behaviors and actions that I once thought important but eventually outgrew. The thought processes that no longer serve me–I remember those limiting thoughts and I’m so happy they no longer sap my energy. Like curled, dried leaves I see what I’ve shed as compost for new growth.
When I wake in the morning I give thanks for another day, for another opportunity to serve, another opportunity to learn and another chance to say “I Love You” to someone. I lift my hands in gratitude and bow my head in reverence. And I look forward to all the ways the Universe will bless me. My prayer for you is that you learn how to shed with dignity so you can grow with abundance and love.