How falling in a Ditch can Transform your Life



Chapter One of My Life.
I walk down the street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It still takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two.
I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I can't believe I'm in the same place! But it isn't my fault. And it still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three.
I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in. It's a habit! My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter Four. I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter Five. I walk down a different street.
 

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery
― by Portia Nelson   


A few weeks ago, I sat down with myself and realized that I have at least two mantras that speak to me wherever I am. One, "I trust that the steps that I am taking are leading me to my greatest and highest good"; the other, "Follow the Sun"
Let's face it, some habits are hard to break.  Re writing this brilliant story to fit my life, it would read like this: 

Chapter One of My Life.
I walk down the dark street. I bring Doubt and Confusion. I entertain them. I feel lost. I feel helpless. Certainly this isn't my fault? It seems like it takes forever to find my way out of the conversation.


Chapter Two.

I walk down the same dark street. I bring Doubt and Confusion. I pretend I'm not walking with them, but they remind me that they are there!  I entertain them again. I can't believe I'm in the same place! But this isn't my fault? And it still takes a long time to silence them.
Chapter Three.
I walk down the same dark street. Doubt and Confusion are with me again. I see them. I talk to them. This has become a habit! My eyes are open. I know where I am. This is my fault! I say good bye immediately.
Chapter Four. I walk down the same street. Doubt and Confusion follow me. I run for my life.
Chapter Five. I walk down a different street.  Today I am following the Sun!


"When your mind unwinds, your Spirit it will find." Shawn Trimble.
Life is a trip and though I don't always like it, I am grateful for the dark places where growth take place.  I've learned that just when you think you've mastered the art of escaping the dark holes of life, they can reappear at any time in one form or another.  Not only that, you can spend a lifetime moving through the chapters.  And though each chapter is important, the key is to keep moving and to never, never, never give up!  The Sun will shine in the morning.


Someone posted a question on FB that sparked an internal response: "Why do the caged birds sing?"
For me, the answer is found in nature which I believe holds the answers to many of life's questions. I believe they sing because they are free! Because the Sun has set them free!
Like other animals, birds don't deviate from who they are because their circumstances change. They are not bound by the holds that are placed on them. They trust their environment to provide them with their every need.  They they sing and bring us their beautiful melodic messages because singing is what they do - it's who they are- regardless!
My kids have had birds since elementary school. Angel and Chuck!  The singing parakeets.  The only time that they were quiet was at bedtime when their cage was covered with a blanket to simulate darkness. This was the only time that they didn't sing. However, when the blanket came off in the morning, they were at it again...following the Sun!

Nature is extraordinary and the Sun is not just an external force, it is an internal Light that shines from within. For me, following the Sun is not only beneficial, it is necessary for my survival.   Are you following the Sun?

I let what I know is coming, come to me and

contemplate the presence of what I know will manifest.

Wayne Dyer
Since 2001, Freedom's Drum has been a source of Light energy. It is a humanitarian force that creates global movements (With Love Movement, Legacy of Prayers) workshops, publications, products, and social justice initiatives.
Follow the Sun with Freedom's Drum! Join me as the vision expands to building capital, creating an international board, and forming global partnerships. I am excited to co-create with other like minded energy forces to transform our world into a more loving place for the generations to come.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can support this vision, please contact me at Iamfreedomsdrum@gmail.com.
Thank You for all that you do and for all that you are. And wherever you find yourself, remember, Follow the Sun!
With Love,
Shawn


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