The Proving Ground

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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 I’ve been reminded of a concept that I like to call “walking it out.”  Similar to the idea of walking your talk, but with a twist.

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.

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.

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.

Are you serious about what you are intending?  If you are, you will no doubt find yourself in the position 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.

Count yourself fortunate for 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.

Here’s to walking it out.   I know you can.

Love & Magic,



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4 Responses to The Proving Ground

  1. Mike says:

    Jeez, you could have just put this in a personal email and not published my business all over the web, Cindie! lol.

  2. neesie says:

    Thank you so much for this post! it’s funny how we can reach a place where we get so caught up in the ‘details’ of the tight spots that we forget what we already know! This reminder comes to me at the perfect time. ..I will now walk forward with renewed grace, eye on the prize, thanks to your simple, eloquent words. Big big hugs!

    • Cindie says:

      Thank you so much for letting me know how this post encouraged you. 🙂 I appreciate it so much that you let me know. Big hugs to you too!! xoxo

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