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The land of my birth can be dreary, filled with various shades of grey.
Long days filled with misty rain, angry clouds scudding across the sky and those bone chilling winds that whip themselves into a frenzy, taking direct aim at the hat on your head.
It’s also a place of beautiful gardens ablaze with flowers, verdant hills of emerald hue, country lanes alive with hedgerows and songbirds…truly a green and pleasant land. We Brits have this pervy relationship with rain…love and hate intermingled with every drop.
And being British, all these recent downpours in Florida don’t faze me in the least. I learned over the years that I could still dance in the rain, still smile in the rain, still be happy in the rain, still enjoy my life in the rain.
Why? Because I decided that was how it was going to be.
Into our worlds a little rain will fall, and if you’ve been hit by one hellish storm recently where everything that could go wrong did, where rock bottom loomed a little closer every day, where you felt helpless and hopeless or hapless, where all you could see was the darkness and vastness of your problems…well…
Because it’s Sunday or Monday and because I’m invested in your happiness and joy, I have two tales to tell, that might help you find a way to weather the storm and even smile and dance, or at least deal with, any storm that might have sprung up in your life lately, or in the future. So if you’re sitting comfortably, I’ll begin.
Turning your back
If you’re faced with seemingly unsurmountable problems…use Daniel as a guide.
I’ve always loved the way Neville expresses this story…
“Most of us on finding ourselves in the lions’ den would be concerned only with the lions, we wouldn’t be thinking about any other problem in the whole wide world but that of the lions; yet we’re told that Daniel turned his back on them and looked toward the light that was God. If we could follow the example of Daniel while threatened with any dire disaster such as lions, poverty, or sickness, if like Daniel we would remove our attention to the light that is God, our solutions would be similarly simple.
Daniel’s faith was so great that it finally brought about his freedom and his appointment to a high office in the government of his country.
This story was written for you to instruct you in the art of freeing yourself from any problem or prison in the world.
For example if you were imprisoned, no man would need to tell you that what you should desire is freedom. The desire to be free would be automatic. Look upon your desires as the spoken words of God and every word a prophecy of that which you are capable of being.
If you found yourself sick or in any other predicament the same would be true. Lions represent seemingly insoluble solutions of a threatening nature. Every problem automatically produces its solution in the form of a desire to be free from the problem. Therefore, turn your back upon your problem and focus your attention upon the desired solution by already feeling yourself to be that which you desire.”
We have infinite potential. No beginning, no end. We have all this power yet if you watched the way we live you’d think we were totally out of juice.
Pushing the rock
“A man asked God how he could serve him and God told him to go and push a huge boulder. The man did so. He pushed for days and it didn’t move. He pushed for weeks and it didn’t move. He pushed for months and it didn’t move. He kept on pushing as years went by until eventually, tired and frustrated he said to God…I’ve pushed this boulder for years and it hasn’t budged an inch, nothing has happened.
God replied. I didn’t ask you to move it, I’ll move it at the right time.
I asked you to push it and much has happened. You’ve gained in determination, in persistence, in strength of body and mind. You’re no longer the person you were when you started to push the boulder.”
Keep pushing your rock. Incredible things are happening…even if you can’t see them yourself…and the rock will be moved in divine order.
Being in the middle of any storm in life, we have a tendency to focus only on the problems, because we believe thinking about them is the way to weather the storm.
Spending a lot of time focusing on something that feels bad, makes it incredibly difficult to even muster up a smile, let alone think a thought that actually feels better.
So begin now, choose to start each day off on a positive note, and I’m talking every day. This is your rock and you need persistence to experience the changes you desire.
Visualize, affirm, journal, contemplate…doesn’t matter what you choose. Just set the tone for your day.
You are a conductor of consciousness. Everything in the universe is consciousness and in every moment we’re moving that consciousness into one form or another in our world.
Train your mind to focus on health, wealth, and success
All that we focus on, all that we see and hear in the media or on tv, all that we hear from those around us, is constantly constructing reality. We have to make sure that what we see and hear is what we want to experience, we have to train ourselves to focus more on constructive, positive thoughts and feelings and ignore the rest.
Sometimes that means simply choosing a thought to return to each time a worrisome thought rears it’s little head. We might all be having those 60,000 thoughts a day, but we can only think one of them at a time. What’s the best thought you can think that you can call on at a moments notice?
Let’s all think thoughts of health, success, personal power, abundance and joy.
Two minutes a day, at the very beginning of your day will set you up to be in a place where you too can be happy when a little rain sets in, where you can be so unfazed at storms, you can see them as no more than a blip on the radar, just a little squall.
Heck you might even find yourself dancing in it…in my case it would be a brief dance because my hair goes all frizzy when it’s wet.
Take two minutes a day, first thing, to affirm how deeply grateful you are for the love, joy and abundance in your life. One of my own personal favourites…I’m a high vibrational being, filled with love and light is a great way to start the day.
Look out though, you might be bowled over, not by a storm but by all the peeps you meet in your day who fall over themselves to see you get what you need.
Remember, you are infinitely greater than you have so far conceived yourself to be.
As a nosey parker I’d love to hear your experiences with stormy weather, in the comments below, and any strategies that work for you. Perhaps your strategies will be the answer to someone’s prayer and that’d be a good thing. Right?
I so appreciate you stopping by, reading and sharing this post and all your words of wisdom.
Encourage one another.