Fa-la-la-la-la I don’t Feel Like it (tips on how not to bake your favorite recipe for failure while asleep)
Dearest sparkly glimmering you,
The longest night of the Winter Solstice is upon us followed by the New Moon in Capricorn – and it’s truly a week that supports practical action, slowing ourselves down into the earthy energy that can ground us all into our highest good.
That said, this week’s suggestions are not just for this week but something to consider for any day, any time of year.
O did I say action, and did I mention grounding?
That means doing something.
It hit me recently as I struggled to write my new book flailing around for ideas. Even though I know better, I was waiting for that moment of inspired brilliance and the moment “ If the Spirit moved me” I would write.
I was waiting for the epiphany and the download before I found a way to ground it into form. (We all know that’s just a fancy way for me to say I procrastinated making the excuse I couldn’t create until I felt like sitting down to write.)
Yes, inspiration needs a spark but it’s my job to keep the flame going and sitting down to actually write is the only way it will get done one word at a time.
And the secret to that?
Inspiration flows like a tap when my butt is in the chair and my hands are on the keys. Yes I might get fabulous ideas in the shower, car or walking. But if I don’t put them down they float away into my “o so very special” anxiety place adding more oomph there causing me to panic through my life while essentially asleep. Bad dream. Yup.
Does this make sense to you? Have you waited for inspiration only to find yourself freaked out and anxious completely unaware of the next step?
Do you identify with this at all?
I want to write the book with clarity and awareness not find myself in a sugar hangover sobbing and typing “ Dear Marzipan chocolate, I am so sorry all 2 pounds of you didn’t make it in the Christmas basket, I feel so very very bad.”
There is a time for being, and a time for doing, but waiting until you feel like doing something, or waiting for your big inspiration, big break, without consistent action is a recipe for failure.
But what if you just want to “be” this season? This is Christmas week! Your gift to you should be obvious right? What about being free flowing and following the promptings of the Divine- if the Spirit moves you then you should act?
How does that work?
It works if you want to hear yourself say things like “I wish I had been prepared”, “ I wish I had finished it”, “OMG I am so late I have the worst anxiety on the planet!!!”, “ I feel like crap I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”, “ I am so lonely and bored”, “Why is this happening to me?” or “ I wish I had told him the truth.” Etc.
Free falling into a situation where the likely reality is that you’ll be stressed without a plan is not going to give you the result you want.
If you wait until you feel like doing something it won’t get done. If you wait til the Spirit moves you to make amends to someone and clean up your side of the street, you’ll miss an opportunity for healing and peace.
Remember the saying “If you take one step towards the gods they will take 10 steps towards you”?
If you’re lying around waiting to be inspired to take the first step it’s likely you won’t take it, and those gods will be playing your destiny game with someone else willing to come to the table to play.
You have to choose to take the step into the Unknown, with a clear intention then keep doing “the do things” until your frequency changes and the amazing thing is what you need and desire shows up in front of you in miracle form.
So, when it comes to self care, “Fa-la-la-la-la I don’t feel like it” is a recipe for failure.
Get practical this week. Make a plan and stick to it.
If every alcoholic in AA decided they only would go to meetings only when they felt like it nobody would stay sober.
What if a diabetic afraid of needles would say they’d only stick the insulin needle in when they felt inspired to do so? They could die.
If you don’t have a boundary around your time with your dysfunctional family (unless you’re all good in which case this part doesn’t apply to you) you might find your face in a whole pie hiding hoping no one will see you gobbling, drinking too much, isolating, feeling like a victim, or saying something you might deeply regret.
So one day at a time have a plan. Do the plan, which then becomes a fluid container for amazing things to happen. And let the miracles flow. Then inspiration flows like a magical stream, forgiveness is palpable, self esteem is assured, peace is the result and love becomes the answer.
Sounds like I’m repeating myself from last week’s blog. I am. Repetition and reinforcement forms new patterns.
Share your plans, your hopes, your fears and how you do your “do things” this week to stay grounded and successful, aware and awake! Or just share in the comments because we all care about you.
I’m with you all the way and Spirit is with us all.
Love you so much…