Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Best Of The Worst

Is your life going horribly wrong lately? Congratulations! Seriously, I have found that in the end, the "worst things to ever happen to me" end up being the best things that could have happened to me. Sometimes these crisis moments are the only way for your higher self to get your ego to change course.

To go from worst to best I just needed to let go of the expectations I had on how things were "supposed to turn out". Expectations don't always originate from yourself. Society, family, and your peers can be big sources of how it's "supposed to be".

Another reason to be pleased that "everything is going wrong" is that it is a sign you are raising your vibration or have learned a major spiritual lesson. You can't ascend or raise your vibrations while carrying heavy baggage. You need to take the time to unpack, no matter how yucchy the contents of your luggage is. Suddenly the junk you've been carrying around screams for you to deal with it NOW! Just think of the wonderful things to come once we learn to pack light!

I've noticed that since 11/11/11 the number of us going through a breakdown to get to the breakthrough had increased dramatically (breakthroughs can lead to breakdowns too, it's a cycle). Perhaps all the positive energy put into that day by people around the world shook us enough to make us face even the ugliest issues in our lives.

The good news is that the really big issues that many of us are facing at this time are not supposed to be faced alone. Many of us have dealt with previous lessons privately, secretly, hidden from view. The junk we are dealing with now is best cleared with the help of others. For many, one of the lessons to be learned is to ask for help, rely on others, and know you deserve to receive support. Do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Do not be afraid to share your truth with those you trust. Let go of the fear and shame that hold you back and weigh you down. Know that we are all in this together. (Know that I need this advice as much as anyone!)

Yours en-lightened,

Practical Empath

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Really Starting

It's been a while now that I've been thinking of blogging again, so what stopped me? The starting stopped me. I realized that I have issues with beginning something if I don't think I can do a fabulous job of it. The potential of a thing or action seems more perfect than the reality of fumbling through the doing.

Of course this is flawed thinking; the most perfect idea or wish can't compare to a slightly flawed reality created from them. And lets face facts: there is no perfection in this reality.

So why hesitate on starting anything? The fear of failure, being judged, not measuring up to the ideal in my head. The reality is I am much more forgiving and accepting of others best efforts than I am of myself.

Ironically, while reading my old posts I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading them with some distance and time between the me who wrote them and the me I am now. Even though i am clearly still working on the topic of my first post at .

The wonderful Havi Brooks (Destuckifyer, Mindful  Biggifier, Monster Negotiater, Shiva Nata Diva, and Business Partner of Selma the rubber duckie) wrote about mindful entry in her blog at . Entries and beginnings are very close cousins indeed. Her thought: enter as you wish to be in it. I wish to be writing my soul-level truth as much as i know it.

So this is me starting. And giving myself permission to fumble. And to be less than perfect but more real. And realizing that perfect ideas don't do anyone any good unless they give birth to creation in this reality.

Yours truthfully,

Practical Empath