Q. The Secret Recipe for Co-Creating Reality? A. The right balance of mindfulness, hustle and flow.!
Updated: March 28, 2016
Before I talk about this weeks topic I just want you to know how thrilled I am that so many of you are participating in the conversation by adding your take on things, your story, your experience strength and hope. It makes for a richer experience for everyone else when many nod their heads and say “Yes me too – that resonates with me too, and here’s why”. I’ve always wanted this to be an inclusive reading and sharing experience, as if we were in a great big circle passing a “talking stick” around a fire. So with deep and sincere gratitude I will start the conversation this week and invite you to share after.
I had a rough time last week (most empaths did) as the energy that spread like a virus was so tumultuous. Terrorist attacks in Belgium, and Pakistan, Nigeria and Iraq sets a trap for all of us to lose faith, want revenge, feel afraid, act out of fear etc., disrupting our faith that the world we live in is now or ever will be again safe.
It makes it difficult to believe your choices and desires will amount to anything meaningful, or that they pale in importance when placed in comparison. Is it selfish to want to strive for a better life? Can we exist within the duality polarizing us inside, and still focus on co-creating a better world?
I’m reminded that I live in a privileged society every day as I make my gratitude list, and still even ours casts a shadow all its own that has its unique destructive impulse. There is no Light without Shadow.
Sometimes it feels like it’s all a big circus and you’ve signed up for all the rides, the fun house mirror, the bearded lady, the rollercoaster and too much cotton candy. The choice is where to put your attention. Personally I’m good with the petting zoo. I’d like to pass on the Zipper but sometimes you just can’t choose and you get strapped in anyway. There is always something else to experience.
The task at hand is to continue to strive and move forward in spite of all the chaos and disorder. This and that is true, shadow and light, evil and good, decay and growth etc. Waiting until things settle down will just prevent or stunt our growth.
Remaining attentive to what is true and being mindful of the delicate balance between movement and stillness, hustle and flow, striving and contentment. I know the real challenge is to watch limiting beliefs and negative thoughts that can begin to condition us to assume that all is not well. The result of that is varied; relentless ambition, unhealthy competition, believing there is not enough to go around (of anything), apologizing for success, being unworthy or its opposite–entitled, etc.
Yes it’s hard work! Since I’m house training a puppy right now I liken it to the same thing. Would I let Bisou run rampant and unsupervised in the house? Ah- that would be a no! Unless I want to be cleaning up messes and never teaching her what’s best for her and us.
Thoughts are like puppies… they need focus and attention and a lot of training or they will cause quite a bit of destruction.
The same goes with working towards a goal. Be mindful about how you spend the currency of your energy. It’s wonderful to want to co-create something great to share with others, to have a prosperous happy life, with purpose and meaning. That needs energy, and focus and a whole lot of hustle. Persistent action plus dreaming plus faith and belief equals success.
Then, paradoxically and equally you need to let it all go, turn the results over to spirit and be present and content in the moment not attached to wanting anything.
That’s the real secret recipe for manifesting an amazing life. That, and allowing yourself to be vulnerable in the truth that no matter what goes on in the world, you still need a hug, need to belong, need joy and intimacy. You don’t get those things on a rocket ship. You get those when you dock for a break. That’s how you fuel up for the next round of action.
So my friend.. It’s a sticky time.. how do you manage to pursue your dream and still honor the crazy chaos of the world? What do you do to manage the quieter fill up times? Do you notice sometimes when you strive too hard you can end up no further ahead? Tell me a story – tag you’re it!
Love you always and forever.
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