Saturday, July 18, 2020

Going Back Into Our Caves

Photo by Lennart Wittstock from Pexels

It’s been noted by many a Star Wars fan from the very first trilogy of films, that The Empire Strikes Back was the best story.  I believe it’s because the movie was more character driven than plot or story driven, as the audience became more aware of who the characters where, what they were up against and revelations of the story through character knowledge created OMG moments. 

The best scene was on the planet of Dagobah, where Luke was mentally pulled into a dark, damp cave.  In story, it’s the middle part where the hero or heroine struggles to find their place and the push against them keeps getting more difficult.  The cave scene is a beautiful example of one’s self being reflected into either who they are or who they might be.  Vader clashes with Luke in the cave, only to reveal that it’s Luke’s face in the dark mask.  

We all have a light and dark side, and most of the time it’s easy to see the lighter side of ourselves, and most of the time it’s difficult to see the darker or more disagreeable side that others point out to us.  At this time in history, we humans have been forced into our caves, because we need to learn who we are not just individually, but as a human group who rely on one another for our very existence.  

We know there is a light at the opening of the tunnel and most likely there is a light at the end of the tunnel as well.  Find your light, and reflect the love and encouragement we all desire.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Time for Change

I had to take a hiatus from writing this blog, because with all the cosmic shifts that are taking place this historic year, it has been and continues to be overwhelming.  

I learned that the astrology chart for the birth of the United States is exactly the same now as it was back in 1776.  The United States of America was revolutionary in its progress of ideas for this nation, but the challenges that have remained for so many elements of our country are now and finally coming out of the shadows and being highlighted.

Equality for all humans.  That makes sense.  Not all humans are the same, but we are human and life is precious.  Do we discriminate other living beings like dogs and cats?  No, I don’t think so.  So why do we do it to our own species?  Humanity has needed a transformation for thousands of years, and we are now in the process of learning how to divide the cells that will grow into the wealth of humanity that will be respected.  

The systems of our cultures are also coming into the light of this revolution.  So many to name with the obvious ones being  healthcare, education, law enforcement, working conditions, food production, transportation, living conditions, etc.

Often, when something needs healing, it may get worse before it gets better.  Our global transformation will be a very long and bumpy ride.  Many of us will not see the outcome from our current vantage point.  But the coming generations will, and I hope they understand that living in harmony and respect is what makes our world a safe and healthy place to live.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Let It Go

Fear, anxiety, things that take us out of our comfort zones.  For some people it’s easy to say let it go and move on.  Yet for most of us, safety comes first and that comfort zone feels good.  I’m the kind of person who knows that there is no “box”, no box of the status quo, and still my primitive mind says “stay safe and stay in the confines of my imaginary box”.  Well, I just conquered one of the invisible boxes!  

Being a new dog owner, I’ve relied upon my parenting skill set with our dog.  This has worked pretty well, yet, of course she’s a dog and can’t understand everything a human would like them to do.  However, she’s pretty darn smart and compassionate too.  Having been off the leash now for a couple of days, I just now felt enough courage to let my fear go, and take her outside without the leash on my own.  She performed very well with just me out there with her.  And after about twenty minutes, I received congratulatory praise for my courage.  

You may or may not understand how important this great feat is for me.  Small accomplishments like a baby taking their first steps, to a big step of me not using the leash outside.  There’s so much more comfort now. We should have an understanding that many comfort zones are most likely illusions wrapped in fear.  True tranquility is knowing that we can all take different levels of challenges out of our comfort zones, and make huge leaps forward. So have fun knowing there is no box.  Let go of the fear, and leap into those courageous comfort zones of achievement.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Balance of Nature

February came and went like a silent storm for me.  It’s been a mild winter, yet the weather put pressure on the usual winter of “not feeling good” when my head is all stuffed up and I need to focus on my child’s education.  Aside from the weather and not feeling well, I just didn’t have the energy or inspiration to write any thoughts for the Leap Year month.

With the coronavirus amping up, we have to understand that this is a mammal based virus that has been around for a while.  When outbreaks of sickness occur, I believe it is a type of natural disaster like the tornado that devastated Tennessee, hurricanes and earthquakes.  We might want to think about the idea that the balance of life may have tipped too far to one side, and nature is trying to compensate for this imbalance.  It’s never pleasant to accept that a human should perish in undesirable conditions, be it a car accident or a fall or a virus.  

We must not forget that we humans are apart of nature.  Now is a good time to appreciate life, to find the hints of good that come from the fears of the unknown.  We are amazing beings experiencing what life on this planet is like.  Living in fear is not living.  So, please try to experience life with love and hope and gratitude. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Big Little Goals

Almost everyday, I write down a “To Do List”, and most of the time, those “To Do’s” get pushed back more than once, due to my lack of being clear of what it is I really need to accomplish.  I have big everyday goals that include helping to teach my kiddo their school lessons and making sure I have the ingredients I need to make dinner.  An additional “To Do” item has been very clear to me these past few months when we acquired a lovely puppy—she needs to go out and relieve herself and she needs a good walk at least once a day.  So my everyday, very clear goal is to make sure I take her outside and for a walk, which might be annoying, yet has the huge health benefit of fresh outside air and exercise.  

After reading an article by Steven Kotler, the Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective, he talks about goals that are big lifetime achievements and how to get to those results.  We need goals that are clear and give us the specific focus we need to accomplish them.  This makes allot of sense to me, because when I finally wrote the first draft of my current screenplay, that’s how I was able to write it within a month, by focusing and creating specific little clear goals of organizing my story, and then the words fell to the page easily.  

I did this again last week, which is why I missed writing my blog because I was very focused about specific little goals as my child was wrapping up their first semester lessons.  We took each lesson with clarity, and accomplished a lot in a small amount of time.  

My current challenge with personal goal setting, or small clear goals from Kotler, is that I put so much on my “To Do List”, that I always struggle to accomplish my smaller clear goals to help reach my big dream goal of producing my stories.  I still need to practice not wasting these precious moments of time on things that aren’t related to either my home, or my clear little and big goals.  Having goals is great, the challenge is focusing on how to attain them.  I’m going to challenge myself to get my dreams to come true, how about you?

Going Back Into Our Caves

Photo by Lennart Wittstock from Pexels It’s been noted by many a Star Wars fan from the very first trilogy of films, that The Empire Strike...