The first of these was during a four-day workshop. After watching the movie we were to journal, paint, or select another way of conveying our thoughts and feelings we had while watching the movie. I chose to write in “My Map to Manifestation” book, a hard-covered tome with blank pages meant only for my musings and revelations. This particular entry concerned my dad who died from complications due to Alzheimer’s when I was only 25 years old; Dad was a young 62.
The movie made me miss him all the more. Many emotions surrounded the scenes with Ray and his father playing catch in which raised a couple questions. Would Dad think my path as folly? Would he believe in me?
“Go the distance.” “Be the kid.” were the responses heard.
But what I also heard was this: “As crazy as it sounds, go for the dream. If you believe in it, others will too. Share the passion. Be the passion. Get past the pain. Stop being perfect. Begin the laughter. See the possibilities. Forget the money – be prudent, yes, but forget about it – the money will follow; it has followed! Trust what has been. It will keep happening. Believe it. Feel it.
“Hear the voices. Listen and heed them. They call you to greatness. Don’t be afraid. Trust. This is what you will tell the others to do. “
I ask more questions. “How can I lighten my load? What is it exactly that I am carrying? Just how heavy is my heart?”
And then I heard, “Forgive. Accept. Go the distance.”
Great Thought Leaders say when you begin to feel a resistance, move toward it; therein lays meaningful and vast teachings and knowledge.
Recent conversations with close friends brought awareness to something I’ve been avoiding for several months. That something is a step in which my life, if taken, will forever change; but isn’t that the case with any action taken – our life will change?
As I now turn the page in “My Map to Manifestation” journal these words jump out at me: “Surrender, PeggyLee” as written in the sky by the Wicked Witch of the West to Dorothy while she was in the Land of Oz.
Also on the page was a crude drawing of the Yellow Brick Road that resembles the snake I called forth as my wisdom symbol. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” and “There’s no place like home” are written on either side of the snaky-looking road.
Surrendering to the resistance of the aforementioned step I took action, but not in the way I had originally envisioned; however, the desired result is the same.
I will be standing in front of a crowd on January 16, 2012 offering inspiration, encouragement, and support to my audience of newly or soon-to-be unemployed corporate workers. They will hear assurances from me that “it’s a wonderful life” in the thereafter of this separation.
Although the first object of my resistance had been securing a venue for an informational presentation on the subject, I realized the brick wall was broken through; the step that created the resistance was breached by committing to a date and time witnessed by my peers.
Indeed, this step will change my life, but the action will enhance, improve, and support the lives of my audience. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands or more will come to know and understand that they are not alone in their thoughts and feelings while on this transitional journey. They will leave with new tools in their back pocket to draw on. They will also be lighter and happier realizing the rest of their lives are ahead of them, bringing many opportunities along the path.
Once again I hear “Go the distance,” but it’s coupled with “face your resistance.”
Somewhere through this storm and over the rainbow, blue birds sing, skies are blue, and you will find that pot of gold at the end. Imagine a land most beautiful that holds your personal field of dreams.
Go the distance by facing your resistance.
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee is co-facilitator and co-owner of the Coaches Circle Mastermind groups and is a regular columnist for the online community of DreamUniversity.com. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and Toastmasters International.
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