You CAN do it, take a breath…

When you are faced with a mountain ahead of you, don’t let your eyes (or your mind) fool you!  When we are faced with learning Life’s lessons,  or a new job or any new Goal- we tend to get impatient.  I WANT IT NOW.  Get me to the top of that mountain now!

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Mt Hood, OR 5/30/16

Try not to let your Frustration weigh you down my friends.  Louise Hay reminds us that “Impatience is the resistance to learning. Those little steps, one by one, must be taken.”    That really made me pause for a minute and think –  Impatience is the resistance to learning–  pretty neat thought.

So- Its OK, take a breath. Pause.  Enjoy looking back to see the ground you’ve already covered. It’ll give you strength and remind you of how strong you really are! It’ll remind you of all the steps you’ve already taken.  Remember that at one time, each of THOSE hill tops was THE hurdle that WAS in front of you!   

You faced them as you face this one,  thinking the same fear- CAN I DO IT?    YOU CAN!   You already have, many times.

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Turn around to enjoy where you’ve already been.

 

Take some time, your neck works and so does your memory.  Take pride in the fact that  YOU are an AMAZING collection of Universal Energies collected like no other!!

Feel the joy of what you have already Done, and Seen, and Felt, and Learned,  and Conquered. Of ALL the steps you’ve taken so far.

Life is the journey, enjoy the VIEW as you go.  All peaks shall pass.

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Go ahead, let your tentacles hang out.

Oh how she hated low tide.  At low tides there were those pesky humans, with feet stepping close, and fingers prodding her trying to get her to squirt, or to open up. She was an Anemone that just didn’t like when sea gulls came to peck at the little crabs and shrimp that lived next to her.

Low tide was definitely the pits. It was the best reason to stay wrapped up, secure, and safe. Pulled tightly inward, she could deal with the low tides.

Soon, the tide would come back. But as it did, it began to wash sand and debris against her in a most irritating manner. Why couldn’t it just stay calm and sedate and not be so turbulent? Her abrasive outer skin wrapped her tightly into a little protected furl of a critter, but she could stand against the friction like that. Maybe later the water would be calmer.

Hours later the tide came in all the way. She could smell the scent of predators such as sculpins and sea stars all around her. As long as she could smell them nearby, she stayed shut and protected. She was no fool.

The water would occasionally bring a tiny morsel of food into her barely open mouth cavity, but staying closed is what she did to escape those dangerous predators nearby. Besides, that tide was just too fast, it would have its way with her body if she were to open. No, she’d better play it safe.

Then one day she caught a scent of another nearby, one that was attractive.  She was filled with a desire to open up to see what was out there. She began to unfurl her pebbled protective casing and let her tentacles flow outward.

by Steve JurvetsonHow invigorating it felt! She loved the fresh flow of  water as it supported her. It tickled as it caressed her body and spirit.  Not to mention the food – nutrition was so easily found when open to the Flow. Now she could pick and choose as she discovered so much more nearby.

She looked around. WOW!  She had never seen such gorgeous and vibrant fish and coral.

Looking at herself for the first time, she stopped and realized that even SHE was beautiful. Others came around to see her colors and her abilities. It felt so vibrant and amazing to wave and dance so freely in the water.  She was alive.

Remember that “Stress is just a fearful reaction to life’s constant changes.” as Louise Hay reminds us.

Beauty, Opportunity, Nourishment and Growth –  All kinds of Great things flow past us with the tides of life.  Open up to Life, be your beautiful self and Flow with it. It might just surprise you.