Spirit shows us two hands cupped together.. an offering. This offering is choices and options. Be aware, awake and ready to make better choices. The universe is handing you the ability and the opportunity.. it is up to you how you choose.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…. is this the technique we use when you have choices to make? There is a better way! Choose what calls to you, choose what is in your heart.
When faced with options and feeling like you are being pulled in many directions… Learn to trust your inner knowing. Your heart and soul already know what to do and where to go.. you just have to learn to listen to it much more carefully. In this video I give an exercise to help you figure which option your Spirit chooses.
When fear guides us we make all the wrong choices and decisions. If we are filled with fear, we should take a step back and ask ourselves: what am I afraid of, why am I afraid and is this fear legitimate?
Once you have looked at what’s going on and figured out where your feelings are coming from, you then make a better choice.
Every decision we make, every choice, every path, we weave this web.
Connected to our web, are many other webs. All the actions, decisions, choices that others make are felt in the tension of the connected webs. You may not know it, you may not see it, but you feel it. Often, it is not understood as to where those feelings are coming from. We were born knowing how connected we are and somewhere in the process of living, we forget.
Think about your web and how you connect to all the other webs in the world and now think about all the choices, paths, decisions that you have made so far.
Will you move forward in the same way or will you make better choices?
What we do in this life…. how we walk upon the Earth effects everything. It effects others, it effects the Earth, the animals, everything. Walk with goodness in your heart. We are not perfect creatures but we can strive to better ourselves and the world we live in… beginning with the web that you weave.
It feels right. You know deep inside this is your path and where you belong and that you are headed in the right direction. You feel as though you are progressing. There is no peddling backwards or feeling stuck.. sure obstacles will come along but for the most part you feel good about where you are and the steps you take moving forward.
When coming upon a choice in your path as far as direction goes … take the path that pulls you toward it.
Obstacles and lessons will be along even the rightest of paths … this is how we learn and how we continue to grow.
It is expected. It happens on every path.
You just never know where inspiration will come from.. today is a fine example. Last night I created a dream catcher for a lady who ordered it as a gift for an at risk teen that she has been mentoring. They read a poem called The Eagle and the Wolf and that is what inspired the Eagle themed dream catcher.
This morning I posted photos of the dream catcher and then thought maybe I should search for the poem to post with it and so I did. This is what I found:
The Eagle and the Wolf ~Author Unknown
There is a great battle that rages inside me. One side is the soaring eagle. Everything the eagle stands for is good and true and beautiful and it soars above the clouds. Even though it dips down into the valleys, it lays its eggs on the mountaintops. The other side of me is the howling wolf, and that raging, howling wolf represents the worst in me. He eats upon my downfalls and justifies himself by his presence in the pack. Who wins this great battle? The one I feed.
This poem disappointed me and I am so glad that I did not read it before creating the dream catcher. I would have hated to put in any negative energy that the poem may have brought me into the dream catcher. This poem is a copy cat poem of another about two wolves fighting inside someone. The good wolf and the bad wolf.
The poem about the wolves, I like… the poem about the eagle and the wolf .. I do not and this is why:
When comparing 2 of the same, we say there is the good and the bad side in each of us, we all do have a good and bad side to us and it is true that the one we feed is the one that wins the battle. The poem comparing a wolf and an eagle is comparing two separate animals.. making one out to be good and the other bad. Just as all people are not bad .. all wolves are not bad.
Just because you may not understand something, or someone .. it does not make them or it bad. I should add that also, just because you may fear something … does not make it bad.
It is great that the mentor found something that the teen could connect with .. I just wish it had been a comparison of two wolves or two eagles and not two distinctly different animals. This only separates us. Now this young man will view the wolf as something bad .. instead of understanding more that we all have a choice of who we are and who we shall be.
The point of the story being 2 animals of the same kind was to point out that we all have 2 sides to us that may be different but really are still the same. The two wolves differ in their actions and behaviors but at the end of the day they are both a wolf.
Inspired by the words of a friend this morning … “Its the choices we make in the toughest of times…that show us and others who we really are….” by Bear Medicine Walker
I thought I’d take some time to elaborate on this topic for a moment.
It’s easy to be great when things are going well… but when things go bad that’s when our true colors and our true nature sings out loud.
We may not make the best choices or decisions during hard times but if we are of good intentions and a good heart, we will do the best with what we have and what we know.
Mistakes happen .. we all fall down from time to time. It’s easy to be pulled down into a slump of depression and negativity… but it’s how we pull ourselves out of it that matters most. The will and intent to want to pull yourself out of the darkness and into the light says more than words could ever do.
I want to offer just a small bit of advice at this time: Please do not judge others by their immediate actions.. instead take a longer look at the whole picture and give them time to regroup. Treat each as you would hope you would be treated in times of hardship and struggle.
If I alone were to be judged by some of my decisions and actions from the past … Ooooooo boy would I be in a world of trouble.
We each walk our own path … although it may seem similar to another .. each walk is different.. with different circumstances, experiences, knowledge or lack of and different actions and reactions. None should be compared to another.
Our life here is about learning and growing … so mistakes will be made without doubt. EVERYONE makes them .. big , small…. we all are similar in this way.
Be kind to others as you walk through your day .. you just never know what they may be going through … behind that smile maybe a broken heart, a stressed mind and a confused weary soul… so be kind and considerate with your actions always.
Many blessings for a great day!
Everyday we have choices …
We can choose to be happy .. to be sad.. to be angry.. withdrawn… open.. loving.. selfish… bitter… caring … and the list goes on.
We can choose to stand for what we believe in or we can let others take the lead.
We can take charge of our own lives or let life take charge of us.
We can give in, let go, hold on, or fight.
Each day we have a choice and we can make that day what we wish it to be if we choose so.
The choice is yours.
What choices have you made today and what will your choices for tomorrow be?