KEEP YOUR CLOMPER CLEAN by Cathy D. Slaght
A friend has had a run of problems lately. She's trying to start a new business and has been betrayed by a friend, spent way more than expected, and seen her website morph into the opposite of what she'd envisioned.
Then, on top of everything, last week she broke her foot. She's in severe pain and now has an additional pile of bills- medical bills, obviously. When we first talked, her nerves were shot. Her business venture was on hold. She was wondering if she should just let it go.
She knows, of course, it's relative. In other words, she's seen people go through losses that seemed almost impossible to survive. She knows she'll make it through this.
Still, she's feeling extremely discouraged.
Unfortunately just about every human being goes through this type of thing- in one form or another- and in varying degrees- during their lifetime.
It's part of our operating system.
We're energetic beings. Our systems work very much like a computer. Sometimes a "crisis" or even series of crisis, is necessary to get us back online.
It doesn't always make sense.
Typically, during a crisis, we shut down for a time, then recalibrate and reboot. We may not consciously see the purpose of this. But here it is- we are supposed to come back in a "new improved version".
It's kind of like going from an old software program to a new one.
Big pain, but it could be opening new "windows" of opportunity.
In fact, the Chinese word for crisis is opportunity. It's actually preparing you for your role in life, the Chinese say.
Because you're unique, and here with a purpose
So maybe it's not about the crisis. Maybe it's about how you respond.
I'm no expert, but over the next few days am going to share a few thoughts on how to work with a crisis to actually raise voltage- to "install" the lesson and opportunity, whatever that might be.
And sometimes, you just have to do the best you can. My friend who broke her foot? We spoke again today. She's put a plastic bag over her cast. She's going to "clomp around", as she put it, and get through one day at a time.
"My one focus" she said, " is to keep my clomper clean".
And sometimes, at first, that's all we can do.
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