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You have no doubt heard the expression "No pain, no gain." This is usually said repeatedly in the gym. However most people have adopted this as their mantra. While effort is important it is a bad idea to ascribe the belief that any thing you want to do or manifest has to be hard if you want it to turn out well. Now I don't suggest that you just wing it on everything. What sort of role model would I be (I'm a role model now when did this happen)? What I am saying is that when you believe everything has to be hard to be effective you tend to manifest more challenging obstacles. If you like that sort of thing then read no further enjoy the all the challenges you want.
Life will challenge you. There is no need for you to go out and seek difficulties for your own personal growth, they will seek you out; that is the beauty of things. Right now you may be wondering what is the point of this blog...patience grasshopper the good stuff is coming.
I once prided myself on getting through college without having to take any public speaking courses. I had just graduated and was working at my first psychic fair when the fair director said, "Oh by the way all the readers are required to give a 20 minute talk or lecture." Apparently the universe has a public speaking requirement, and while you may not have to take speech, you will be required to speak in front of a group. There are no exceptions. I didn't have much trouble though preparing a lecture once I picked a topic, I just picked something I knew well and organized it a bit and then gave my talk. It was easy really. Was there effort? Yes there was a little bit of thought that went into it (more organizing what I knew to communicate to people who didn't know about the topic).
So let us flash forward to the recent past. I was leading a shamanic circle (it was my turn this month), and I was to prepare for the group our focus for journey work and ceremony. In the past I have listened to people tell me about how many journeys they did to prepare. In this instance I only did one journey so I was beginning to feel like a slacker. I mean I obviously didn't work hard enough or take enough time right? Again I wasn't a slacker, I had done ceremony everyday for a whole lunar cycle, but that was easy and :gasp: I even enjoyed it. Do you see where this is going? I apparently thought I hadn't suffered enough to get good material for the circle. What a silly notion that was!
I recently began offering year long subscriptions for a premium service for my site called the Year of Transformation at www.thomasmooneagle.com (Shameless plug I know). It is basically 12 hour long sessions spaced one a month for a whole year, with drumming ceremonies to amp up the power on the equinoxes and solstices (I love to drum hurray). In talking with a client they kept saying over and over they didn't care how uncomfortable it made them or how much it hurt so long as their condition changed. Aha, there it was the same belief or rather a variation. Change has to be hard, hurt, or be very uncomfortable. Of course being myself I never have beliefs like that run through my head (did you catch the sarcasm in that last sentence...no really). Some change is hard, some change hurts, but does it have to?
One of the things that may help us all out in this year of changes and shifts is the idea that change doesn't necessarily have to be hard. Some of it can not only be easy, but enjoyable. Change is inevitable, so if we examine our attitudes and beliefs about it we do ourselves a great service. Change is the constant in our life, the other constant is love. So remember the Universe loves you and wants you to be happy. It is working on bringing the change in your life that you desire, and if you adopt a more relaxed idea about change that makes its job a lot easier.
Peace and Blessings,