The wonderful thing about this year is, it’s up for grabs. There is seemingly nothing predictable about it. The good news is, it can crack your creativity wide open, and creativity is a vast way of opening to the Divine. Your entire life can become creative. We are in the “get creative or get deeply stuck” year. Breath is the activator of life, your life. Conscious choosing is the foundation of how clearly and intentionally you can create.
I have to share this story as it keeps following me around.
There is this man that I first saw walking a bicycle up this street very slowly, actually barely moving. It was a hill, so I figured he was too out of shape to ride up the hill. Then I would see him sitting in his van. Then one day I saw him very slowly making his way down the side of the van holding on to the side of the van as he slid-walked towards the back of said van. Another day I saw him very, very slowly lifting his bike out of the back of the van. I had been waving to him, saying “Hi,” etc., but this day I went over to him and asked him, “Do you have diabetes?” thinking that, if he said “Yes,” I would give him a copy of Keith’s great movie, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. He said, “No I have terrible arthritis in my legs.” Then he proceeded to slowly lift a plastic bag out of his car and put it on the handlebars of his bike. What was in that bag that he was taking on his bike walk with him, you may ask? Ahhh, here it is, the hidden nutrition. A liter of soda. I looked at him and at the soda. I calmly asked, “Do you drink a lot of soda?” He said, “I only drink soda and some water.” Feeling horrified, I asked if maybe he could maybe start drinking some tea. His response was that he was single and didn’t cook (short for, “I eat only prepared food from 7-Eleven”). He then said, “Oh, you mean the Nestea in the bottles.” I almost melted down because, again, it’s not even real tea and has tons of sugar. I said, “No, just go to the 99-cent store and get some boxes of tea and just pour hot water over them.” I tried to explain a little about sugar being part of the cause of his massive inflammation. I had asked him before starting on this verbal journey if he wanted to feel better, be in less pain and he eagerly said yes. But what he meant was “YES” if it doesn’t require me to change any of my patterns.
I want you to look at where you are like this man in your life. Where are you choosing things you like or love, or where you are just cemented in place that are killing you, sucking the joy, juice out of your life? This is what will not allow you to rock this or any other year or event in your life. What are you willing to do to get crystal clear on, you and your life cheating places? Funny, isn’t it, how clearly we can see other people’s bad habits, self-cheating places, things that suck the energy out, destructive soul crushers but yours, well, yours elude you. That is why we have each other. The man I mentioned above will probably not change this life. But who is to say that that little conversation is not going to reappear at somewhere to serve him in his soul’s journey. Nothing is wasted. I no longer hoist my gifts and insights on others but await an opening and then can serve in as deep of a way as you allow me to.
To your truly rocking your world and the world of all you can serve,
Love and Blessings love,