Find a puddle to soothe your heart

Find a puddle to soothe your heart

There are times in life…
When the hero in you must rest, and the part of you that crawls carries you through.
Crawling is defined as the difficult times in life. 
You’re moving slowly on the ground, you’re learning what you need to fulfill your destiny.
We crawl through our grief, heartache, fear, etc.
Then, somewhere in the middle of your crawling, you’ll find your own puddle.
Your puddle is defined as the place within you that goes deeper.
It’s profound to know your own depths.
It’s honoring yourself when you allow your unique experience without self-rejection.
Your puddle is yours to dip your toes into.
Whether your puddle is filled with grief, heartache, anger, fear…
Or all of the above.
It’s yours.
Swim around in there.
Wade in the water.
Then, there will be times…
You’ll be so deep in the puddle, that you can’t see light.
You’ll wonder if you’re strong enough to be in there at all.
You are.
Because we aren’t given more than we can handle.

WHEN IS IT TIME TO SURFACE?

Then, at some point, you’ll hear a voice suggesting it’s time to surface, and you might not be ready.
It’s ok.
Just say, I need to be in here longer. 
I’m not ready to come into the light.
As you’re in the puddle, in this place of depth and safety, you’re healing your life.
Nature wants you to soothe your heart.
Nature wants you to heal.
And this is a sacred time.
However, eventually, you’ll be ready to leave the puddle as part of your destiny. 
And…  ask for help as you need it.
You deserve a life free of old heavy energy. 
And you must do the work to leave that old energy behind you.
Therefore, the inner voice that tells you it’s time to surface from the puddle will become more pronounced over time.
Like a drum beat that gets louder and louder.
Because staying wounded does not serve you at some point.
You will know when.
Trust that part of yourself.
And remember, you can always return to the puddle when you need to.
Your puddle is your sacred place… and it’s always there for you.

your destiny

Does this sound familiar?
I believe I can do it… Then, I don’t believe it one single bit!
I can do this… Then, there’s no way I can do this!  Who was I kidding?
It’ll be OK… Two minutes later… this will be a ship wreck!
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be… Next, what in the heck am I talking about?
This kind of ping pong game with life is…
Exhausting.
You have a destiny. 
You’ll be given what you need to reach it.
And here’s what else you need to know about your destiny…
The little caterpillar I keep talking about. 🐛
Who doesn’t believe she can be a butterfly. 🦋
Early on, she’s hanging out in the garden.
She’s a bit lost, confused, doubts herself, and she wants answers.
So, she goes on a personal quest.
And commits all 16 legs…
Looking for something…
She’s not sure what.
But something MORE is calling her.
Then, on her quest…
The caterpillar uncovers 12 principles of metamorphosis.
And with the help of these 12 principles…
She becomes a butterfly.

WHAT’S WITHIN YOU… 

These 12 principles of metamorphosis…
Will lead you where you need to go.  
Just as they did my caterpillar.
In love, work, and spiritually.
So that you’ll…
Be true to yourself.
Accomplish what you wish for.
And make the most of your life.

THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF METAMORPHOSIS

These 12 principles of metamorphosis are as follows and they will lead you to your destiny.

  1. Commit all 16 legs.
  2. Ask for help, the garden is listening.
  3. Stand back and take it in.
  4. You need to look closer, then don’t stray too far.
  5. Wish yourself compassion for everything you are.
  6. Your time is quite short, regardless of your endeavor.
  7. Enter a well of all healing and be willing to go below.
  8. Leave your logic on the shore.
  9. Let your sadness run through you.
  10. You may get stuck beneath a stone.
  11. Love yourself.
  12. Fulfill your destiny.

WHAT IS YOUR DESTINY?

Your destiny is NOT just about your job or career.

It’s so much more.

It’s what you’re meant to give and learn

It’s between you and this universe.

That’s what you’re here to do with your one wild and precious life, as the poet Mary Oliver tells us.

Give what you’re meant to share.

And learn what lesson you’re here to learn, so you can be free of them.

Life doesn’t seem so logical much of the time, but you can count on your destiny.

It’s waiting for you.