To Struggle Or Not To Struggle – Is That Really The Question?
What a beautiful metaphor for the transition I am now making! Thank you. I feel in good company as many of us on the planet, and the earth itself, are in great shifts right now – yes, a rebirth.
You speak of trusting this new support system coming in as I transition into the fullness of having streams of income be completely from my own creative efforts. This transition I am finding is a powerful one, and also one in which there are choices to be made while navigating the new territory.
Last week I had a dream that I was out in the ocean by myself happily swimming around when I was caught in a rip current. At first I was afraid of drowning and struggled a bit to free myself from its grip. Then I remembered that you are supposed to simply let go and allow the current to take you where it is going. Once I surrendered there was no more struggle and I was carried quite rapidly to the point where the rip current ended and was once again back into calm waters where I could then swim back to shore.
This dream was clearly a gift from the unconscious to support me during a time last week when I was attempting to do a task that would have taken a very steep learning curve to perform well. In the time constraint that I was under my frustration level grew with the stress of knowing what I wanted, but realizing that there was no way I was going to pull it off if I didn’t ask for help.
I could choose to struggle or I could ask for help and not struggle. But was that really the issue here? What was more at stake was an attachment to being the one that could pull this off and save some money. The attachment was causing the struggle in the first place. Was I going to sink, swim, or merely let go and see what would arise as a resolution to the challenge I was facing. I do believe that the solution or resolution to any problem is there before the problem…and so it was in this case.
I was attempting to format a website (in fact the Natural Wealth website) and didn’t have the expertise to do so in a timely way. But, I did have a resource that was right at my fingertips. This person had already done some beautiful formatting work for us. As I released the attachment to being the one to pull it off, it became very clear what course of action should be taken.
As the choice was made to have this task done by a professional I became free of the attachment and was in fact able to swim in waters where I could be effective without the struggle. Breathing eased and opened. My frustration level went to zero.
My efforts were then much more effective because I was enjoying a challenge that inspired me (swimming freely in the ocean) instead of frustrating me (the rip current). Someone else was handling what felt to me like a rip current, but to her was an enjoyable challenge.
I can truthfully say that this new support system is powerfully nourishing……. if only I remember to let go of the attachment of how I “should be” within it. No struggle necessary. Be breathed and follow the heart indeed! On that note I end with this quote:
Carry a jar of bubbles in your car.
Add a little fantasy
to the next traffic jam. – Jennifer Louden
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Posted on September 21, 2011, in Authentic Expression, Living From The Heart, Natural Wealth and tagged authentic expression, Conformity vs Follow The Heart, Gaye Abbott, life transitions, Livelihood in alignment with values and heart, Natural Wealth, Natural Wealth Journal, Richard Cawte, Wealth. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.