Noticing a difference is the beginning of awareness. If our path ,in life ,is smooth we take pleasure and think it will always be that way. When there is an unwanted change ,we are prodded to take notice. Our attention is tweaked. We have to relate to the change. We may have to for an outer resource like a friend, a book or a teacher.
We may resist the change,because it seems silly, too difficult,uncomfortable or confusing. When our resistance is strong our emotions become engaged. We have taken our first steps to healing. Our energy and awareness are aroused and our process has begun.
I call this process a journey on several dimensions. There is a time,space,mental,physical and emotional dimension that is accessed. If we become impatient that can either move us forward quickly or lengthen the process by slowing us down with increased resistance. This is an important mountain or molehill.
Taking small steps can usually keep the process moving. We can then access more of our resources to help us see clearly where we are out of balance,how we got there and how we can restore our balance.
“Often the most difficult things are the lessons we have chosen for ourselves.If things are easy for us, then there are no lessons.” Louise Hay says .
We can watch the clues like leaving the room,getting sick,being late ,refusing to pay attention,creating or ending a relationship,or creating a breakdown of appliances.
Thinking others are to blame or holding the following beliefs? I’m too old, too young,too fat, too stuck ,too confused,not smart enough.
There are delaying tactics, I’ll do it later, I don’t have time, It’s too late,too soon. etc.
One can continue to DENY there is anything wrong, one has the power to change, that one needs to take action to affect a positive change in circumstances
And there is often the FEAR : I am not ready yet, I might fail, they might reject me, I don’t have the energy, I might lose my friends
These are the mountains, swamps,great oceans that occur in anyone’s journey. Do you recognize these tight passages from you life?
Together we can navigate these tough places.