Monday, April 26, 2010

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

I dedicate today's post to my journey through my writing muck. As I have been writing my book I have known exactly what I wanted to communicate but it was interesting how much I began to second guess myself at every pass. I am so happy to say that I am my own student as well as a teacher and I took today's blog to heart and went through my fears, my blocks and made it out the other side excited for all that lays ahead...enjoy :-)

There is a classic book turned into a song that my son loves called, “Were Going on a Bear Hunt.” The story sets out to find a bear but the friends that travel must travel through many of life’s challenging terrains. The group climbs over mountains, walks through the tall grass and when they think they have lost their way, they climb up a tree to see what they can see. They move through the mud squish, squish and swim through the river filled with fish. The come to the place and find the cave, they have made it this far because they are not afraid!

What great truths lie in this tale. When ever we are confronted with something we don’t like and wishing it were another way, how do we create change? How do we find the answers that we seek?

We want what we want and we want it without the process, just the answers please- now. To truly get to where we desire to go, we must be willing to move through the space that we are in to get to the other side. The process provides the learning, the insight, the awakening of who we are not and who we choose to be in the knowing, in the discovering, in the awakening now. When life gets too thick, like the tall grass, what a great time to remember to climb to the highest tree and see with great perspective all that there is to see. From this space high above it all we can gain clarity and room to breathe. As we come back down with awareness in hand we have the strength we need to continue on our journey moving through and into be-ing.

Each moment is an opportunity to move on, in and through our personal journey's into BE-ing all that we are each here to BE. What will you do when a challenge arises? Will you cheer, "We can't go over it, we can't go under it, we have to go THROUGH IT, YEHHH! and move through the challenge with curiosity, excitement and playful ease? What will your day bring, what will your answer BE?

With Love & Gratitude,

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The RE-Write

Well 12 days ago I wrote boasting of my finished book and that I was soon to be completing the typing process and off to the publisher. How naive I was as I look back. It is funny how when we really want something we seem to want to rush ahead to the end vs. enjoying the process along the way...

My soon to be 3 year old has been going crazy for candy since the Easter bunny came. The Easter Bunny only left him a small basket with some jelly beans but that is all it took and he is hooked! Every morning at 5:30 a.m. he is insisting on having candy and when I understand but just not yet, he gets very upset with me. A 3 year old wants what they want and they want it NOW!

Do we ever really move beyond the age 3 when it comes to things that matter? I am not going to give away the beginning of the book but I will say that I was definitely "spoken" to on Easter Sunday night and told that the book I had written was not the book that I am to publish. I have 10 days, I have started from scratch and I am telling an entirely different tale. I am writing what appears to be my story of personal awakening, connection and transformation...the teacher is the student and in being the student I am also being the teacher...

What I have really understood over the past few days is that when you really move IN-TIME with a process it does truly flow. Even though I have the patience of a 3 year old at times, more than ever I understand the idea and meaning of Divine Timing. I truly feel and know that I am being led and as long as I stay connected and in the flow each day as I am spoken to, all will unfold into BEing as it is intended...

Don't just listen to the voice within... Truly hear it in the ways that it resonates through your very BEing. As you listen and to the extent that you truly LISTEN, you will be effortlessly guided in and out of all that matters to you with complete support...

With Love and Gratitude,