Salty Snippet November 2023 “Getting Un-Blocked”
Sometimes we feel we can’t move forward, like a brick wall is in front of us. Writers and artists often feel this, but even daily life projects can bring us to a standstill. Actually, if we stay in this state, the standstill becomes down-hill, our spirit gets discouraged, we lack enthusiasm for life, we’re standing still but sinking deeper and deeper into dangerous muck!
I recently got un-stuck and can feel the enormous difference, the lightening of my spirit, the energy to move forward now with enthusiasm! How did I do it?
First, I got myself to close a door that I’ve been reluctant to close for quite awhile. I resigned from a group I love, but for a long time the signs have been that I cannot continue participating in this group. Actually, the door itself closed before I acknowledged it. It isn’t physically possible to participate anymore! Even emotionally, attached as I am to the people, the group isn’t giving me enough food-for-the-spirit to sustain my needs. So, I finally bit the bullet and sent in my letter of resignation. What a lightening I felt! I felt the release of truthfulness. Even the group probably could see the writing on the wall for me before I sent the letter. But there was something about my accepting that “this is finished” that opened up energy in me.
Here are a couple quotes that helped me:
Helen Keller: “When one door of happiness closes, another one opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
And then, off an inspirational card:
You will discover new oceans
when you allow yourself to lose sight of the shore.
I don’t know why closing a door is so essential for a new element to enter our lives, but it just seems so. Often, we must FIRST close the door behind us before we can see the new path!
Then, I took a babystep towards something I wanted to pursue but felt I didn’t know how to get it going. The desire in me: To form a new support group for my own serious memoir writing. I couldn’t see how to begin, but finally just called another interested person and asked if we could brainstorm together on this. It worked! I felt energy building just by talking about what I want to do and receiving ideas from another!
Then – the next step appears. As is often the case, a project can’t necessarily be seen in its final structure from the beginning. One just has to take a step in the direction we want to go, towards what we want. It almost seems like making a statement to the Powers of the Universe which then attracts more guidance and energy toward that desire.
Maybe one more valuable quote: When you think you don’t know what to decide about something, say to yourself
“I DO know what is the best thing to do here. I DO know…and then follow what you see.
Or – just change something! Change anything! Change the order of your doing this before that: this will shake up the energy. Best wishes for changing something!