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The Storm

22 Feb

Life is full of surprises and we may find ourselves in situations we don’t imagine will ever happen. Everything may change suddenly, and we may get disoriented trying to figure out what’s going on. At some point we’ll all face adversity. Storms will come, the sky will darken, the wind will blow, and rain will pelt us. It’s not easy to face difficult challenges, and during the turmoil, we may feel overcome and certain we’ll never survive. But we get through one day, and we’re still here. Then we get through the next, and before we realize it, the road ahead is clear. When we’re under water trying to find our way, it may seem everything is frozen in place, but the world continues on. Nothing stops just because we’re struggling. We might be stuck for a time, but others will continue to move ahead, and the earth will continue to turn. When we’re finally on the other side of the trial, we might discover that everything around us has changed. Before we step forward and continue, we can stop and take the time we need to get a good look at everything before us. Things may be different, but we are still capable and strong. We still know what we want and have everything we need to succeed. Trouble isn’t easy to get through, but it teaches us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. We can take everything we’ve learned forward with us and use our new skills to forge the way ahead. Life isn’t always easy, but we will always have what we need to get through anything that comes. We are more powerful than we may realize, and nothing can hold us in place forever. Every road will be there for us, and we can go anywhere we desire. By trusting ourselves and having faith in our ability to overcome, we will prevail and reach the prize. We can do anything and accomplish any goal. Nothing is out of reach, and we will win.

It’s great to have friends and companions who support us and encourage us when things go wrong and we’re facing hard times. They can hold us up when we feel we can’t continue and give us comfort when the road gets difficult. Those who love us will be there when we need them, but they may not agree with how we want to proceed. They may tell us to go in a different direction or manage things in a different way. We can certainly take any advice that’s offered, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We will always know what’s best for us and can find the road we desire most.

There may be times when trouble comes, and we must stand alone. Help is always welcome, but if it’s not forthcoming, we are not destined to fail. New situations and experiences can be unsettling, and when they come with unforeseen and hard complications, it can be hard to figure out our next steps. But we are intelligent and there isn’t anything we can’t manage. We can look at all the options possible and choose the best road ahead.

Today if you’re struggling to get through a difficult situation and aren’t sure how you’ll survive, trust yourself. You are wiser and more capable than you may realize. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Power Outage

16 Feb

Electricity is a wonderful thing. When we have a good source of it, we can cook, dry our hair, turn on lights, use our computers, and a thousand other important tasks. It’s great when everything is working well, and we hardly give it a second thought – that is until something comes along that knocks it out. A storm may happen that wipes everything out and the electrical grid no longer functions. When nothing turns on, we’re left shivering in the dark, and all we can do is wait, we remember what a blessing it is when everything works. In our personal lives, we may push ourselves to do more and more, and press against hard deadlines with all our energy and focus. It’s great to be completely inspired to accomplish something, but it’s impossible to keep up an all-out level of energy indefinitely. Just like a power outage, we may reach a point where exhaustion takes over, nothing is working like it was and we must regroup. When that happens, we can try to push forward through the struggle, but chances are our fatigue will get in the way. We are powerful and strong, but every system has its limit. Pushing beyond what works may end up costing us more time than if we pay attention to what we need and take care of ourselves first. Slowing down will not keep us from the goal. Stopping for a break will refresh us, and as we rest, new ideas will appear we may have missed in our rush to the finish line. We are capable of accomplishing great things and nothing can keep us from success, but we don’t have to do everything today. There is time to take care of ourselves, and work in ways that help us continue forward without completely depleting our energy reserves. By trusting ourselves and using wisdom, we can accomplish any goal intelligently and effectively. Success is always there for us, and we will achieve it.

Some people believe in giving everything they’ve got, and pushing beyond what is comfortable, in their desire to reach success. It’s good to strive for the goal and do what is needed to succeed, but we never have to extend further than what is reasonable. We can reach the destination we’re seeking without destroying ourselves in the process. By being thoughtful and focused, we can accomplish anything we desire, and with clarity, reach the goal.

Moving as fast as possible may get us to the prize quickly, but we may miss some important cues along the way. It does no good to reach a locked door first if we didn’t take the time needed to get the key before we arrived. Reaching the final door is just part of the objective. It’s important to reach it with everything we need to open it and take advantage of all its benefits. We are intelligent, and have everything we need to do anything we desire. We can reach any goal with patience and wisdom, and find great success.

Today if you’ve been pushing yourself harder and harder to get to a goal as fast as possible, remember to take the time you need to see everything clearly. All the answers are there for you and by focusing on the journey, you will find them. You are amazing. There is great success ahead, and nothing will keep you from it.

Revising

11 Feb

Life is all about change. Nothing stays the same forever and the only constant we can count on is that whatever we’re going through, and whatever is happening now is going to change. How those changes come about is anyone’s guess. We may be able to continue on the road we’ve been on, or it may disappear. The view ahead may stay the same or be completely altered. There is no way to read the future or see what’s coming. We may make excellent plans and do everything possible to ensure we can stick to them, and then unexpectedly something happens that throws it all out the window. What we do after that is up to us. We can try to hold onto the original approach and hope somehow, everything will return back to where it was. That might work but often once things change, they proceed forward in a new direction. We can wait and hope for as long as we like, but if the new situation persists, and we still want to proceed, we’ll have to find a new way ahead. Kaleidoscopes make beautiful patterns, but each turn creates a new design. The same is true in our lives. When things change and our journey is modified, the goal will still be possible, but we may have to find a completely new road to get to it. If we spent a lot of time designing our original plan, and are sure it’s the best answer, we may struggle if something changes that prevents us from implementing it exactly as we wanted. It’s hard to let go of something we’re committed to, but if we remain flexible and open to new ideas, the answers will be easier to find than if we dig in our heels and refuse to budge. Everything may change and we may lose our footing for a time, but we are intelligent and capable, and no matter what happens, can find our way forward. The kaleidoscope may shift, the road may turn, and the scenery may change, but the goal is still there, and we can reach it. By trusting ourselves and moving forward with confidence and clarity, we will prevail.

If we like our lives the way they are, and are happy with what we’re doing, we may hope things will stay the same forever, but that is a fool’s game. There are people making decisions all around us we have no control over, something may change due to forces we can’t see, and suddenly everything may shift. When change comes, we can step back and look at everything objectively, revise our journey forward, and start again. Nothing is out of reach, and with courage and wisdom, we will find our way.

Change can be hard, but it isn’t always negative. Although we may be resistant to something new that has impacted us, we may find it’s not as bad as we initially thought. If we look closely, we will likely discover something positive in the new road ahead. Life is full of changes and they challenge us and give us new information. If we are open and willing to step forward despite the turn, we will find the way to success.

Today if the road has turned unexpectedly and you can no longer continue with your original plan, be flexible and open, and look at all the possibilities before you. You already have all the wisdom and insight you need to find your way forward. Trust yourself and start again. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will win.

Even Keel

2 Feb

We have complete control over every decision we make. We can do anything and go anywhere, and at times our plans go exactly as hoped. But we don’t have control over everything. There are millions of people making all kinds of decisions we know nothing about that may impact our lives negatively. We may be sailing along thinking everything is fine and then boom, it all falls apart because of something out of our control. It takes effort to keep everything in balance, but no matter what we do, there will be times when unknown forces will prevail. Everything may go sideways, and the road we were on may suddenly come to a full stop. When sudden changes happen and keep us from moving forward, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. There are unlimited roads to every destination but finding the right one in times of stress isn’t always easy. It’s like going to the old-fashioned video store. When we walk in, we know we want a movie but after seeing the thousands of options possible, it may be so overwhelming, we may walk out with nothing. When we suddenly must decide on a new way forward, we may have no idea how to proceed. There may be lots of suggestions from those around us and we can certainly listen to any advice given, but in the end the decision is ours. Trying to keep things on an even keel when everything is up in the air can be quite a trick. No matter what happens or stands in the way right now, every destination is still there for us. We are smart, and by taking our time and looking at everything objectively, will find the way. There isn’t any problem so complicated or complex we can’t figure it out. There isn’t any goal too far away or too hard to reach. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need and reroute our course until we’re back on track. We know what we want and have everything necessary to get it. By stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we will succeed.

Nature is consistently balanced. There are no planets wobbling around the universe in uncontrolled motion, and nothing happens before its time. Green leaves don’t start sprouting in the fall, and the sun doesn’t rise at midnight. When facing a difficult situation, we could try to re-invent the wheel in an effort to slip through and take the easy way out. That might work, but if we align our decisions and actions around what is possible in our current circumstance, we will prevail.

We’re often busy and it’s easy for our personal lives to get out of balance. If we give too much away, we may struggle from personal neglect or fatigue. If we take too much from others, our relationships may suffer. By being mindful and keeping our priorities in sight, we can be successful at accomplishing much and still maintaining an even keel. There will always be more to do than we can complete. We can use wisdom and patience, and keep moving forward toward success.

Today if everything has suddenly changed, and all your plans are no longer possible, look at all the options possible. There will be a way to continue forward to your goal and you will find it. Trust yourself and choose the best road ahead. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish. Success is there for you and you will reach it.

Shelter

18 Jan

When we’re outside and the weather suddenly turns, a hard wind begins to blow and rain starts pelting us, we may quickly look for shelter. We may rush to find cover so we can be shielded from the storm. We want to find somewhere to be protected from the onslaught until things settle down. Physical storms can happen unexpectedly, and we may be caught unaware and unprepared. The same is true in our personal lives. Everything can change in a second and we may find ourselves suddenly exposed and vulnerable to situations that threaten to destroy our progress or personal well-being. Instead of seeking a roof to protect us, we may need the shelter of someone else’s advice and counsel. We’re all in different places in life and what we’re going through that’s new and unexpected may be something someone close to us has already overcome. We can ask for help when things fall apart and lean into the understanding of others until we find our footing. Nobody knows everything, and we don’t have to face hard challenges alone. There will always be help there for us, and by reaching out and seeking it, we will find the comfort and guidance we need to get through. Storms will come and trouble will follow, but every answer will always be there for us. We know how to get help and we will find our way. The shelter of those who care about us will help shield us from the torrent until we are able to stand on our own. We’ve already faced many difficult times and overcome, and we will again. We can trust in our ability to get the help we need and find our way through. Every destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from reaching them all.

There are billions of people on earth and they’re all making choices and decisions. Each choice brings a result and when those results affect the road we’re on we’ll have to find a way around it. Screaming and complaining because there’s something in the way will never move us forward. There will always be way around any obstacle we must face. We can find another road in another direction and still achieve our goal. A detour is not the end of our journey. Nothing can hold us in place forever, and we will find our way.

When our lives are going well and we’re reaching success, someone near us may suffer a hardship. If they need help, we can extend ourselves and offer assistance. We’re all more connected than we realize, and by being the shelter for someone else in times of stress and discomfort, our compassion will increase, and our understanding of others will deepen. We are wise and capable and can lend our strength to help others through. Our kindness and consideration will enrich those in need, and bring light to us and the world around us.

Today if there’s a storm raging and you don’t know how to proceed, ask for help and let those who care about you give you shelter until you find your way. You are strong and capable, and will find all the answers you need. Be confident and trust yourself. All your dreams and goals are possible. Step forward and the road will open. Nothing can keep you from success, and all your dreams can be yours.