It is easy when the going is good to great to wax positive poetry. When the ground beneath you is solid those affirmations and manifestations work like a fucking charm and you think, man, everyone should step up to this plate because I am batting 100 and they would too if they just had this secret Mantra, affirmation, Manifestation dialed in!
But guess what!!!! Sometimes you are down. Sometimes the shit fucking stinks and to lift your head to the light and see the possibilities as your own is fucking hard. It's tough to see rainbows and puppies when you are in the depths of despair!
And when someone tells you to look up and affirm and manifest what you want it's tough to believe in those possibilities. It's tough to smile and laugh your way through. Instead you're clinging to what ever life raft you have that might be keeping you a float.
I know, because this isn't my first rodeo. I know because I've been the victim of my own making. I know because sometimes we are up and sometimes there are months, weeks and years where the sun doesn't fell like it will ever shine on us and everyone looks luckier, and their lives easier and...
But that's bullshit too.
Everyone has shit. Everyone has their time. Each of us gets to live our own doomsday story, breakups, job loss, disease, bankruptcy.... you name it we will all experience some catastrophic moment that will bring us to our knees.
How we work through it is the poetry. How we paddle the life raft in search of sovereignty, how we lean on our friends and loved ones and ask for help, how we offer ourselves as friends and family when we are down, how we nurture ourselves and our souls is fucking poetry.
The Manifestation is in the belief that we are safe, ok, and that we have the ability to truly care for ourselves and others. The stuff, the material stuff doesn't mean squat if we don't first find the love inside of ourselves and our lives. It doesn't promise riches, or vacations, fancy houses or fast cars, it promises a much richer more abundant life when we see what really matters.
The affirmations and mantras, guide our thoughts out of the bad neighborhood to that place where our spirit exists into that safe harbor that relaxes our ego mind that aches to control and protect us.
It's here in the meditation the 20 minutes of purity that we exist on oxygen and a clear mind that the possibilities begin opening up for us.
It's not overnight. There is no magic pill. The Truth is always right here inside. You are safe. You are loved, you will get through this and with that find another level of growth and a new storybook filled with remarkable unimaginable possibilities.
Don't shut down when it feels like the road is closing in on you. When you are tired and beat and you can't see the light. Keep looking up. Keep praying. Stay close to what you want. Feel your heart beating. You are here now. It's only temporary.
You are safe. You are Loved, you will get through this.