When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
This past week has been an amazing time of connecting, creating, and celebrating over at the Love & Magic Salon as the members of our sweet group participated in The 2015 Love & Magic Spring Invitational.
Many seeds of Intention were planted and some of the seedlings sprouted so quickly we all were singing with joy at the magic we were seeing. Amazing synchronicities and insights.
And this morning I’m thinking about what often happens when we make strong intentions – I’m talking about serious public declarations and strong stands being taken.
The Universe begins to support us in ways we didn’t expect. And sometimes those ways are not as fun as the magic and singing and celebrating (and all the flat out JOY we’ve been having.)
No doubt you’ve heard the phrase, “walking your talk.” We all want to show up and do the things we say we’ll do, reach the goals we’ve chosen, basically be a person of integrity.
And what I’m talking about here is not just walking your talk.
This particular phenomenon is what I call it “Walking it Out.”
The twist is that walking it out often springs itself upon us before we know it, and sometimes it feels like the hardest climb we have ever taken.
The idea of walking your talk usually amounts to integrity—doing what we say we will do, or practicing what we preach. Pretty simple.
But this concept that I call “walking it out”, is the Universe subjecting the conscious intentions we make to a test—it is proving us.
I once heard someone admonish that if you are to pray for patience be prepared to find yourself in the longest lines and the worst traffic ever. In other words, be prepared to walk it out. Because how else can you practice patience except being in a place where it is required of you?
Whenever I find myself in a hard place (emotionally, financially, physically, or otherwise) I immediately question myself with this: “What am I walking out?” In other words, “What intention have I declared?”
And in my experience, the stronger the declaration, the quicker we are faced with the opportunity to walk it out.
Are you serious about what you are intending? If you are, you will no doubt find yourself in the position to “walk it out.”
You might start questioning your intention when this happens. You might feel like a fraud, you might want to just back pedal and be willing to go back to your pre-intention setting life. You might want to quit altogether.
Because being faced with a “walking it out situation” probably is the last thing you’ll expect when you still enjoying the high of being self-empowered, the joy of coming out strong with those intentions.
And BOOM!, right in the middle of the happy dance – something unexpected appears out of left field and suddenly you’ll got to walk it out.
It probably won’t feel good. It probably won’t be easy. It might require a leap of faith.
It will be worth it.
One belief that you can choose (yes, we choose our beliefs) that will help support you in walking it out is this:
Count yourself fortunate, as you are being given the opportunity to become something greater, something better, something more powerful, than you are in this moment.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. – Barbara Winter
The tide will turn, you will find solid ground (or fly!), and the sun really will come up tomorrow.
And as a client told me yesterday – the sun will seem shinier, the flowers will look prettier, and you will know what it is to be in the ease and flow of your own conscience creation.
Here’s to walking it out. I know you can.
The Universe is ALWAYS supporting you.
Love & Magic,