Daily archives "08-14-2017"

lions and scarecrows and tin men, oh my

The challenge with life is that it doesn’t tell you what it’s doing or why it’s doing it.

I have to believe we all know the feeling. If you haven’t said, “why is this happening to me?” at some point in your life, well then you should either write a book or let me be the first to say ‘welcome to Earth’, you must be new here.

The “challenge” is two-fold. One; we’re way too nosey of a species and two; desire for control, also know as ‘lack of faith’.

I’ll let you self-assess the concept of being nosey based upon this question – how much social media do you engage in and how much of it expands your mind or brightens your heart or makes you a better person? And really, social media is fine. It’s just a question of where you’re putting your time and energy – both being extremely important resources.

The second one is really the hook; and it’s definitely a tough one. Without doubt, it impacts some of us more than others. The truth is that desire for control is not really you; it’s not really what your Heart is after.

Control narrows you; it restricts your options. Both control and faith are earthly concepts. One is bound by the parameters of your human-ness, the other just isn’t. When we try to harness control, we limit our faith; one of those inverse type relationships, for all the math-y sorts out there.

Our human brain wants to tell us that control is what will guide us to the desired destination. It’s an intuitive theory, really; see the goal, get yourself to the goal. But, control is rarely accompanied by faith. The reason being; the appearance of self-reliance. And hey, control and self-reliance and important. There’s a lot of places in life that control and self-reliance are the ticket. I’m not saying that faith can’t manifest things to eat in your refrigerator, but you’re probably just better off to take control and go to the grocery store.

The challenge is that when we really tune into control, we really start to tune out faith. And, when it comes to the big stuff in life, faith is the guide you want. Control minimizes your options. It labels what you want your outcome to be. In the event the outcome doesn’t reflect what you thought your control would produce, we usually put the ‘failure’ tag on it. And, as soon you introduce the word ‘failure’ to something, it’ll usually illicit a response of defeat from your being. It sort of stops you in your tracks.

Faith is where you give yourself more of a chance. Now, it’s definitely not guaranteed but it’s less restrictive. Its address is still that of an earthly residence, but it begins to tap into your soul. Faith is the connection we need to establish between who are here, in these shoes, and who we are there, in the Universe. Setting your goal and destination is a key component to whatever it is that you’re trying to accomplish. The journey, however, is to always broaden your Heart and consciousness.

In its essence, faith is actually a more powerful form of control because it removes the stress you place on yourself and your human limitations. It’s scarier, yes. But, eventually will become more comforting once the realization is adopted that you’re no longer just relying upon yourself but rather calling on the entire the Universe to give you a hand.

It’s your only way to true stardom.

Be Love.