Many of us start out the day with taking a quick or too long a look in the mirror.
Most of the time we focus on seeing what we don’t want to see…dark circles, tired eyes, squishy skin, scary blemishes or extra bumps, moles, freckles or over things we may sigh when we see…
So for the rest of the day we are living with our first impression of the day. How does this carry over into any and all things we do? Do we put a tired face on at work? Do we judge ourselves extra harshly? Do we judge others? Do we wash our face, brush our teeth, fluff our hair and pinch a little here and there to add substance and color?
What if when you washed your face it washed a way the sense of fatigue and sameness ? Hornbeam essence in your cleanser or sprayed on your skin may help to refresh how you face the day.
What if you washed away your sense of imperfection with Pretty Face essence? What if this essence added to your grooming helped you to embrace all of your attributes?
What if you washed your fee with Crab Apple to feel more clean and fear than you ever have? What if you could add this essence to your daily purification regime?
What if changing your vibration in the most subtle of ways completely changed how you face your day?
When I do my readings, I explain to my clients that no matter how intelligent, capable , well read, intuitive and generally sophisticated and savvy we may be , we all have our blind spots. There are some things which we can’t see. We don’t even know what we don’t know.
When we bought our first home, there was a lot of work to do. I had some construction experience so I thought I KNEW stuff. It is amazing how quickly you realize how much you don’t know when you have some idea of what you do know.
I thought it would be relatively straight forward to put in new and updated cabinets. I didn’t account for how the new appliances need to be adjusted and how we didn’t have a gas hook up, etc. SO to keep things simple I settled with the existing electrical but then the exhaust fan had to be reformed and adjusted….then the cabinet had to be resized and then the back splash adjusted…
Same thing when we use our intuition regarding an emotional issue. Maybe we are so angry or disappointed we cannot see beyond the ramifications of the pain. We get our vision distorted so anything positive which can ultimately come from a hurtful situation we are blind to.
My kids used to be addicted to video games. When we would come home from work , we would get irritated with their “dedication” to whatever game they were playing and lecture them on the benefits of physical activity and how the electronic leash would eat their brains. They would briefly look up sand then continue to their next level.
Fast forward 10 years, one is a PHD candidate in computer science and the other works with sophisticated software to build airports.
All we could see is their brains rotting in front of us…
The reason I work with flower essences is they “unstick” you. All of us, yes all of us get stuck on one thing or another. It may be anger. It may be getting over an old love. It may be not getting the “career” job that you worked for. It may be needing the long sought approval from your parents and/or lovers.
This emotions and emotional responses get stuck in our energy field. When we consistently ruminate over a hurt or emotion it creates a certain magnetic field. It is similar to when we place metal objects with magnets. After a while our metal objects become magnetized and they attract more metal objects.
When we have a lot of “charged” emotions they begin to attract more emotions and situations to “charge”. So, try as we might we continue to attract the same core situation (heartbreak, debt, doubt, fear, betrayal, etc.) with different layers and different players.
I found that if we could change the energy dynamic then we could switch the “pole” of the magnet to begin to repel what we had been attracting for so long. Everyone begins with best of intentions as they recognize there is an ongoing problem. But, it seems that after a couple of weeks the “magnetic” pull stunted any real changes.
Flower essences and other vibrational remedies interrupt that “magnetic” pull. They can break us free and start fresh. Their effects are subtle and un-drug like so sometimes we don’t recognize their influence right away. As an example, if you are afraid of crows and your heart beats fast and you get panicky every time you are near a murder of crows, you can take a remedy “Mimulus” for known fears. Mimulus won’t nullify the fear but it will up your ” courage to face your fears” quotient which will dial down the fear response.
Plus they work amazingly well on animals, plants and children.
Bottom line “writers write”. I’ve been writing for over 15 years. I’m published not self-published. The biggest thing that I had to learn about writing is the “doing it” part. Everyone across the board will feel that they could do better. We all agonize over how articulate or clever we want to be and how we struggle to feel that way.
Writing can also make us feel naked. We are putting it out there for all to see. After all writing is about the “word” and the “word” creates its own reality.The “word” has a way of grounding a certain reality and making it possible rather than an idea in our minds.
Also, as us writers know there is a trick about seeing the work in print which makes the words right and true. We all know that this isn’t necessarily true but can seem that way. Point in case ” I read it in the newspaper” or I read it on the internet” therefore it must be true.
That doesn’t mean the writing is good. It means we had enough commitment to put it on paper and then hide under the covers wondering …
Yes we can alway correct, cut and paste and spell check. But, we have to do it. We have to make the commitment. We have to care less about what it looks like to us and go with the inspiration. The word has a mission and that mission may be for that one person to read our words and create a shift.
Writers write. Most of what we write we can hardly stand to look at as we liberate our senses with the delete function. But sometimes and those sometimes are what we signed up for, it flows..the characters appear, the dialogue speaks, the word is delicious and it makes sense to us.
Taking flight feels like those flying dreams. We start running toward something faster and faster. Sometimes we may trip or stumble. We start again running, getting some elevation and feel our feel living off the ground.
What do you want to take flight? What have you down about it? We expend much time and energy in preparation for the absolute right time and right situation. Does that make the timing right? Our right timing can often be an artificial construct. We need to have “Goldilocks” timing…everything has to be just right.
I don’t know why this concept of “taking flight” keeps coming up. It may be something for me to look at as all things recurring in differing scenarios are usually most applicable.
I see this over and over. We feel we have to do this in order to really do that. Sometimes we do, as in the case of wanting to go to school. We may need to save extra money and make advance preparations to pay for our books, supplies and extra housing costs.
Other times it may be how we think we need to appear in order to et what we want. We may think we need that expensive Theory suit so we can broadcast how successful we are for our interview.
Maybe we just need to look clean, presentable and put together without all the designer stuff.
Sometimes “going for it” is the best option. Ready or not here we come…For the most part we are our own worst judge.We my not be perfect but we are perfect for the position or prospect. We are always in a learning curve if we are really paying attention.
Lets start running and get some elevation.
Synchronicity is a reminder that you are on track with the universe. Reflect on all the times when you really wanted something and the more effort you exerted the more the end goal became more and more unavailable. The harder you tried the more you got fried with your effort.
This is not to say that there is no value in making an effort. However, some times the journey is the value of the process. Not all goals lead to the end goal. On the other hand , when there is a certain alignment, the path can seam effortless.
I hear this time and again. A client who shall remain nameless goes to law school to fulfill the the wishes and desires of her parents. She struggles a bit but is a smart cookie so she completes school and passes the Bar (no small task) but really in her hearts of hearts wants to bake professionally. Everyone loves her cupcakes and she makes the most amazing chocolate peanut butter creation.
She pursues her profession in laws but feels she isn’t getting where she is supposed to be. She starts baking for friends and entering contests on the side. People love her cupcakes and she enters one of these baking show contests. She wins and she feels right where she is supposed to be. Her process and progress feel more right than anything has in her life. There is still effort but there is an indescribable ease.
Are you doing something to accomplish what your end result is? Is it taking you closer to your goals or farther away. Do you feel in alignment with your goals or out of alignment?
What door do you need to walk through? The door is the opening not the destination.
We talk about the holiday blues around this time of year. Depending on what part of the country we are in, we not only have the trials and tribulations of added giving and receiving, we also have the onslaught of gloomy doom inducing weather.
I just relocated from sunny southern california to the cool mist and and rain of the beautiful northwest. I’m no stranger to this climate having grown up in San Francisco but now it is even 10-20 degrees cooler. I know, the four seasoners are making fun of me for being a “wuss” right now. However, this gray gloom can be relentless.
I was feeling a little blue and gray the other day for no particular reason when I hit me that maybe this is what SAD (seasonal affective disorder) feels like. So, I took extra Vitamin D3 which seemed to help. It makes a difference and it is still gray out there.I’ve been told full spectrum lights help as well as brief sessions on the tanning beds.
So, I reached into my personal tool box of flower essence looking for what will counteract this mean grays and ongoing days of minimal light.
I chose Mustard essence as a great essence for letting the golden sunshine in. Mustard essence counteracts the blues which seem to one out of nowhere. It feels although a dark cloud descends on our consciousness . The blue gray feeling then seems to disappear as quickly as it came. Mustard essence infuses us with our natural light and helps us to remember what joy feels like. This remedy can put us back into the “pink”. We feel the sensation of warmth and connection again. We are looking good and feeling fine.
Today as usual I started off with my 30 minute deadline. I have my timer set so I am aware of what I need to do as the clock ticks away. I stare at the blank screen and wait for the inspiration to take hold. usually it comes pretty quick and I go with it.
Today, I started a line of thought on the art of giving but it turned into a big giant mess. This is the first time I have trashed a piece. I looked at it and decided it wasn’t where I wanted to go and put it in “save draft”. I’ll probably delete it later. I don’t even want to look at it
Maybe today the imps of the perverse are at play challenging what I really want to write.
So, I writing what is coming through at this moment.
I am grateful for this process of committing to this 30 day process. It has taught me the value of being consistent. I talk about being consistent and some of the time act on being consistent but today is showing me how to be consistent whether I want to or not.
The end result may be great, good or not so good. I learned how to edit on Facebook. Im not that social media savvy. However, this process has helped me to learn. Learning has its own value.
SO, I am now over by 3 minutes. I wrote 75% of another piece and this is what I ended up with. It feels good to share even when the sharing is not how you wanted it to be.
Break the rules and have a breakthrough.
The root of the word “sacrifice” means to offer and to make something sacred. We tend to experience sacrifice as the loss of something dear or something we do as a last resort similar to the “Hail Mary” in football or bunting to first base in baseball. I feel the first definition is the more true definition of creating value and blessing. How many acts or things do we even know how to make sacred?
We get stuck in the process of what we gain from the exchange. Maybe we default to that ancestral memory of sacrificing our prize goat, cow or son in exchange for blessings from the divine. Maybe when we think of “making sacred” we somehow believe the price tag will be too high and do we have that much faith?
Perhaps the more we make sacred, the more we will experience sacredness in our lives. What can we offer up to ourselves and others? What can we hold dear and turn over for the greater good?
What do we need to set free? Sting sang once upon a time about “if you love someone set them free?” Does that mean turn away from what you love ? I don’t think so.. For me it means loving someone and making that love sacred enough to not confine them to how you want that love to look or need that love to be.
Is what you want and create “sacred” enough for you? Are you giving it the value and respect that it desires? What would it look and feel like if you added the element of sacredness? How much more rich and meaningful would all your relationships be?
So, maybe the “sacrifice” made may alter your preconceived notions. Imagine, love and make sacred. It will be worth it.
We love make over shows. We love seeing the before and the after. When we are in the “before” stage we don’t know it. We know we may have slipped into a rut. We may too busy to take that extra step in self care. We may forget to put our lipstick or blush, or iron our shirt and/or may not even be caring about it at the time ( this is why I often have a pony tail). We just want to get out the door and do the things we need to do.
When we stop and take a breath or take a look, we then get a little bored and don’t want to make the extra effort unless there is some special event or some special person. The prevailing feeling is one of boredom.
Maybe we might treat ourselves the way we treat people or pets we adore. Think about a small child or a precious pet that immediately brings a smile to your face. We feel a warmth in our heart and tap into the feeling of unconditional love. It feels natural to feel that way and it lingers…
Lets transfer that loving care to how we view ourselves. We all could benefit from improvements and we can all benefit from acceptance. It’s not pleasant to be in a constant state of “remodeling”. There is always something to do and there will always be upgrades just like your smart phone. But, the integrity of the foundation is already there.
There will always be something to do. Our “after” is the adjustment we make. Our “after” can allow us a deeper appreciation of where we were at “before”. Our “after” infuses us with participation. We snap out our personal version of Ground Hog day.
How about if we pay more attention while we are in the “before”? As we are more present right now, we live more fully in the “after”. Be the change.