If you’re feeling the pressure…

Self Criticizing Under-nourishing Bleak Attitude – today’s SCUBA lesson.

Is the pressure getting to you? Do you sometimes feel cold and constricted? Your scuba diving gear may be great down there, but let’s face it, there’s nothing like the free Flowing, Life giving Oxygen that’s up there above the waters.

Somehow, at times, we’ve all sunk to those uncomfortable murky depths using our own thoughts as attached weights. Heavy thoughts, let’s call them. Thoughts that just don’t feel good, like Fear, Guilt, Negative self-talk, Anger, Blame and Insecurity.

Occasionally it may feel like Life has us by the…lungs.

Momentum and lifeLooking upward, you remember how good you used to feel. You decide to stop chasing those Problem fish. You see the light. The Light where you feel Buoyant, Joyful, Inspired, Eager, Capable, Self-empowered and closer to your source of Life’s Oxygen. Oh yeah, it all feels great up there! 

Luckily, you remember your SCUBA lessons and know that if you try to shoot immediately to the top of the water, you could get the Bends, feel pain and probably not reach your goal successfully.

The successful ascension involves a slow change. You have to adjust and only make changes that are comfortable at a pace that is healthy for YOU.  Little by little, you change your thoughts. One by one.

If you rise too quickly, your own Velocity can drive you into self-destruction and end up hurting you. We’ve lost too many great celebrities, and far more lesser known folks, who tried to Force their own Momentum from one range of emotions to the other. They forgot to decompress slowly and modify for Pressure changes as Life presented new surroundings and experiences.

One by one, you release your own Limiting thoughts, and the dark and cold waters begin to diminish beneath you.  “Regulating” with each thought change, only you can feel when the next weight is ready to be released. The surface and the Light actually begin to inspire you even more, now that you get so close.

There is no rush.  You will be where you need to be, when you are there.

The secret is to not strap on those heavy thoughts in the first place. It’s just too much of a journey back and forth and it’s only down there that the danger lurks.

 

(Thanks to Thomas Quine for image)

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Are you building these 7 Dangerous Stalactites?

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We don’t live in caves anymore, so don’t be a stalactite.

For anyone with a normal belief in gravity and the ability of things to fall, you probably have a fear like I do. We try not to push our luck too much by avoiding caves. However, for those of you who have faced that possible fear, as I finally did a couple years ago,     WOOHOO !

You may have seen stalactites hanging down from cave ceilings.  Some can be quite beautiful, delicate and ancient. They are built by the slight impurities in the natural waters that drip through the cave ceiling.  Like the tea or coffee stain in your unwashed cup after a couple days of using it, you begin to see a nasty layer of sediment.  Well, the stalactites hanging down is that same “layer” that is built up and begins to gain substance over time. (Maybe now would be a great time to go wash out that coffee mug at work before it gets a funky growth in it!)

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It is the “resistant” impurities that leave a potentially dangerous experience, while the fresh clean water continues to run and flow.

That resistant thought (usually the chemical “EGO”) can build up and slow down our Flow, like a clogged straw.

7 Dangerous Stalactites that may be building in your life:

  • “I can’t do that, I’m not smart (or old or young or rich) enough.”
  • “They shouldn’t be doing that. That’s not right.”
  • “When such and such happens, THEN I’ll be happy.”
  • “My doctor, or my family, or my friend says….so it must be true“.
  • “I want to do it, but…”
  • “I’ve always been…”
  • “If I was only more like…”

These are resistant thoughts to our very own flow of Greatness and Daily Inspiring Energy.

We’ve got to find a daily way to clear those residual thoughts, those that are resistant to our very own flow.  Do not become dangerously rigid and breakable like a stalactite. Remember Gravity? Something’s bound to make you break or fall apart.

And besides, who wants to stay in a cave?

Stay with your Source of Energy, your flow of Greatness.

Keep moving, leave the cave, and increase your experience of life and what it has to offer out there.