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 (a private Facebook Group for those who chose to participate in The 2014 Love & Magic Spring Invitational – and if you couldn’t make it this past week stay tuned, it was such a huge success we’ll be opening the doors and doing it again.)
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!
Then last night something woke me up in the night – the knowing that when intentions this strong are being made – I’m talking about serious public declarations and strong stands being taken – something else often happens.
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.”
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.
Here’s to walking it out. I know you can.
The Universe is ALWAYS supporting you.
Love & Magic,