Falling Apart

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” That’s something I saw on Facebook and it is resonating with me in a big way.  I have been working on a project that was so inclusive, exciting, and a win for everyone, that I spent hours and days building consensus for it.  While potential participants were interested in the idea, they didn’t jump into it with both feet like I did. As I looked at approaching deadlines, I realized the hoops I would have to jump through to make this work. After sleeping fitfully for a few nights, I awakened at 6 a.m. on the dot, sat up with a jolt, and said to myself, “I’m going to STOP the project.

Up until that time I had almost felt like a stone, standing alone. As soon as I decided to let go of “pushing strings” to make it work, I felt like a helium balloon, lifting myself above it all to see myself from a broader perspective.

Kanta Bosniak  was my April 16 guest on Affirmative Prayer – Activating the Power of YES on www.unity.fm.  She said, “Every challenge we have is our soul’s call to change.” I had an opportunity to look at myself – was I giving up on this challenge (not working hard enough?); or was this project taking me off track.  Since I felt derailed, I could see where the project had strayed from the direction I had wanted to go.

Last week was the falling apart, and this week things are starting to fall together. I am getting a sense of humor about it, looking at all the unrelated metaphors and similes I have used in this blog to describe my state of mind!

I’ll throw in one more for good measure – I grew up on the east coast of Florida and have built many sandcastles in my time. This project reminded me of plopping wet sand higher and higher to make a tall castle, only to have the tide sneak in a carry a little bit of my masterpiece away at a time.  I’d keep building and it would keep slipping away. Beverly-Molander-091510_06001.jpg

If you ever feel like you’re building sandcastles without a good foundation, you might want to Activate the Power of YES by saying No.  There’s an ocean of possibility coming up from behind.

 

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