“Some men (and women) have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” Martha Graham
Are you living the life you desire? What are your reasons for not doing that? Does every day flow peacefully as you easily move from one difficulty to another? Or do you find your progress stymied by irritating and distracting events and issues? What changes do you need to make?
Being Spiritually and Emotionally Stuck
Last week, I listened to a friend explain that she had not used the Emotional Freedom Technique I taught her to release negative mental blocks. She was still thinking and processing the information. We were in public so I listened politely, but I was surprised. This was energy work not mental work. I wanted to say, “It doesn’t matter what you think about it. If you don’t try it, you’ll never know if it works.” If thinking hasn’t caused her to become unstuck by this time, it isn’t the solution.
Only action can dig us out of our emotional ruts. There is no perfect moment. There is only the moment when we decide to act. Thinking in a new way may bring us to this moment and help us see a new path, but until we act, we have not experienced the value of a new choice. It is the experience that creates a new life for us. Instant manifestation does occur, but most of the time what we want to manifest requires us to take at least one active step in the direction of what we want.
Only Thinking About Change Doesn’t Create It
Many years ago, I knew a man who wanted to get a job. He was very spiritual and spent a great deal of time doing positive affirmations, but no job appeared. When I asked him what jobs he had applied for, he answered that he hadn’t applied for any. He just knew the right thing would come along if he kept affirming. Finally, in desperation, he applied for one and got it.
It’s relatively easy to find reasons for not pursuing our dreams or making changes. Our fear always gets in the way, and we camouflage it with practical excuses. We can’t take the job we really want because it won’t pay enough or we’re sure we wouldn’t get it because we don’t have enough experience. We create endless resistance. We convince ourselves that making the change is impossible and come to a point where we feel good about not acting. Accepting the status quo calms our fear, and it goes underground.
Taking the Risk to Dance in the Rain
But of course, the longing for something more does not go away and eats at us from time to time. We find a good reason to change, but we convince ourselves it isn’t the right time. Life is too complicated right now. We don’t have enough money or support. A wonderful unknown author once said, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to be over, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Dancing in the rain, especially without an umbrella like Gene Kelley used, is a crazy fun thing to do. We laugh, we sing, we let all that rain we were afraid would ruin our hairdo pour over us and we feel free like a child. For one moment, we forget all the negatives and live life. Without even realizing it, we have taken that blind leap of faith and are doing what we feared.
Taking the Blind Leap and Aligning with Godself
So I wonder, what is my friend waiting for? She has plenty of excuses not to act, but she needs only one reason to take that leap. Oneness says that it is not courage we need to make this leap, but total detachment to outcome. “That blind leap is one that is taken not within the confines of your mind, but is sourced within the depths of your heart of hearts.” (Page 76) By aligning with one’s Godself, one is able to know that “the outcome will reflect your highest possible good…” and “that there is nothing to fear.” (Page 77)
In the coming days, in the midst of the holiday bustle, let us be in touch with our heart of hearts, move lovingly through the storms, and take time to dance in the rain where we are open to all good things and cleansed of the fears that limit our joy. Peace, Love, and Joy to you all!
©2011 Georganne Spruce
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