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Metaphysics Monday: Are You Uncomfortable Yet?

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Thought of the day:

If you’re the type to “run away” when you’re uncomfortable, when the going gets tough, when you’re full of doubt and fear, I’m telling you now — CHANGE YOUR WAYS! Because some day you will decide that you want to grow, that you want to move, improve, be the best that you can be. And then all those things that you’ve been avoiding  YOUR ENTIRE LIFE — will slam right into you.

This is not the end of the world when this happens.  And it will happen.  Change is inevitable, and you face things eventually.  But I’m telling you, they’re a lot smaller and easier to handle when you face ’em right away!

 

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Thankful. . . Fun. . . Summary!

Alas I have fallen off the blogging wagon.  I became very involved in projects, and this got pushed to the back of the line.  So, here’s my conglomeration of the past few days:

I am thankful for . . . (and not in this particular order. . .)

challenges.  I have been stretched, and I have been stagnant, I have struggled, and I have soared!  I feel like I have some huge hurdles to get past in my spiritual/personal development, and once I do . . .  I’m gonna be rockin’ it!

ice cream.  Flyering and ice cream.  Those two should always go together.  And I’m also thankful for getting the chance to meet people and practice talking with strangers.  I’ve made some good connections and gained some confidence.

a twitchy forehead. And stillness.  I’ve never had that feeling in that spot before.  I also don’t think I’ve ever drunk carbonated water.  So. . .  I’m not really sure if my third eye was activating — or if I had some weird reaction to the carbonated water I drank today.  BUT it was an interesting feeling, and I really hope it was my third eye.  My teacher think so, and that would be awesome.

hugs.  Exchanged a lot of hugs this weekend, since I spent a lot of time at metaphysics events.  If people would let me, I’d hug every person I came across.  Imagine that! 😀

friends.  I’m often afraid to ask for things, and I’m amazed when people actually say “yes”!  I’m so grateful when they do. 🙂

exercises.  I missed a lot of exercises yesterday and got back on track today, and I felt amazing.  The concentration and visualization exercises really cleared my head today.  Maybe I need to keep doing those in the middle of the day.

lectures. I love speaking.  Really, really enjoy it.  In fact, yesterday I was in a complete haze — a serious head fog that freaked me out, actually — and it disappeared when I gave my mini-lecture for the “Taste of Metaphysics.”  Also, I got feedback that my mental images were very clear and that my heart was open throughout.  (Yay!)

That’s it for now.  Good night!

What Doesn’t Kill You. . .

Today I’m grateful for what makes you stronger.  I read a great quote today posted on Facebook:

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

I’ve had an interesting internal reaction to some of the challenges/frustrations I’ve had lately. . .  feelings of increased enthusiasm and determination!

First Instance

For example, I followed the suggestion of one of my career counselors and “popped by” the office of one of the places I had applied to for work. (Seeker beware: This works in some places, but not others, so be careful!)  I was afraid it wasn’t going to go well, and it didn’t.  I was told that people cannot just pop by and was given a list of steps to follow.

Now, I understand this policy.  There is a safety concern, and people are very busy.  But you can imagine the intense feeling of rejection I felt, dismissed after I had finally mustered up the courage to walk in this place!  Yet. . .  besides the initial shock, I felt a surge of a very different feeling:  energy.  Power.  A “let’s continue” type of attitude.  I had feared the worst, and I had fared the worst, but it really wasn’t so bad.  In fact, it made me want to go visit another place, and to continue on my path.  And I did continue on that path.  Yaking a slightly different approach, I ended up having a wonderful conversation with some very awesome people.

Second Example

Then, today I had an exciting introductory appointment that I had spent hours planning for.  Early this morning I got the call that it was cancelled.  Again. . .  shock.  Also, some frustration and feelings of rejection.  But again, from somewhere within the pit of my stomach, there emerged that  “Well, time to move on”-type feeling.  I picked myself up, remembered something else that I’d almost missed for this appointment, threw myself together, and scooted myself out the door.  “I guess it just wasn’t meant to be!”

What freeing, powerful feelings!  Life is a challenge!  In an easy life, we are protected, but weak.  Hardship makes us vulnerable, but strong!

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