Have you ever been to a circus and noticed
how elephants are tied by slender little ropes to a pole or stake in
the ground? Elephants are huge creatures and they believe once they
are tied up that they are imprisoned, although with their
strength they could easily walk away. Even if the elephants ropes
were untied from the stake, they would continue to walk in circles because
they have become accustomed to limitations. It is an analogy many people
can relate to as part of our own lives. We can give ourselves freedom
to explore and expand or limit ourselves to the bondage of our thoughts
and circumstances. What are you expecting and envisioning in your daily
life? We can attain instant freedom through a change of thoughts and
focusing energy on what we want. To evolve means to roll out
and unfoldto set free; to develop gradually by a process of growth
and change. In my book, Magnetizing Your Hearts Desire,
I mention that the last four letters of the word, evolve are LOVE spelled
backwards. We evolve through the ebb and flow of our daily lives and
learning curves are always present. To resolve means to change
or transform, to cause to dissolve or melt. In its Latin roots, resolve
means, to untie. A resolution is making a clear decision
for our hearts vision with clarity and excitement.
My friend, Gwen, shared a cute story about Bunny, a real life
rabbit and pet of her sister, Kate, who has a sunken living room with
one step down. They carry Bunny in there and she will stay for hours
hopping and walking around in circles. She never seems to figure out
that she can hop up to freedom to the rest of the house with one simple
step. Gwen says Bunny also goes under the coffee table and she will
hop and bump her head over and over. Bunny doesnt seem to learn.
Gwen and Kate can walk away and Bunny will still be waiting hours later
for someone to carry her out. Is that an interesting metaphor or what?
Maybe thats where the expression dumb bunny originated.
Self-imposed limitations can be dissolved as soon as we become more
conscious by focusing on what we want. We can release attitudes, people
and situations that arent serving us not by pushing against
and complaining, but by focusing on what we DO want. What we
think about expands positively or negatively. Do you remember dancing
the Bunny Hop years agothree steps forward and one step back?
Life is like that too. When Gwen shared this story of Bunny with me,
I knew it would be a future column. As Gwen says, Bunny is perfectly
content to follow the same path over and over when just one adventurous
step would open a whole new world for her! This gives new meaning to
"step/hop in the right direction. Truly, the journey of a
thousand miles begins with just one step.
Seagoing ships and rowboats also share a common universal problem
barnacles. These tiny creatures attach themselves to the hulls
underneath the vessels. If they are allowed to remain, their weight
prevents boats from sailing at optimum speed. For many people, this
past month has been one of scraping lots of barnacles. If
we dont release these barnacles (anger, resentments, etc), they
build, cling and stay with us. If we want smoother sailing, we must
focus on our hearts desires and highest outcomes.
Time is measured by the STARS and SEASONS
but Life is measured in DREAMS and LOVE. Bingham
Getting SILLY can be a very worthwhile pastime too as we evolve. Terry
Lynn Taylor says, Every once in a while, silliness might be next
to godliness. LAUGHTER frees emotional blockages and creates magical
release, as it tickles our souls to giggle. A good joke can strike our
funny bone anytime--even when we least expect it. It changes
the vibration of everything! Someone
who knowingly lied in a deposition recently caused an attack of sidesplitting
humor for the others present after the session had concluded. That piece
of testimony was so ridiculous and absurd that it released a tremendous
amount of stress and pressure resulting in deep belly laughs later,
even though the situation itself was very serious. Bette Meddler said,
Humor is disarming. If you want to laugh out loud, rent
the video Saving Grace where
gleeful guffaws are guaranteed.
BLESSED are those who can LAUGH at our
self. We shall never cease to be AMUSED.
Abraham Hicks says, Success is only measured in terms of JOY.
He also shares, Those who dont have goals will work for
those that do. How are you flowing your energy? Follow your heart
and trust your gut. Evolve and take deliberate steps forward in being
the delicious co-creator of your life. Remember, plant your dreams and
miracles will grow. Shine on!
Sharon A. Warren, M.A. is a catalyst for transformation and empowers
people through her life changing classes and teachings. Before moving
to Arizona, she taught at Indiana-Purdue University in Indiana, for
17 years and received rave reviews about the positive effects of her
courses. Sharon is an accomplished business professional, event coordinator
and co-founder of Amazing Grace Unlimited with her husband, Duaine Warren.
You can order her book, Magnetizing Your Hearts
Desire from her web site: www.amazinggracenow.com
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