Reach Beyond Your Limits.
During an exchange with a facebook friend of mine, I was reminded that when we feel out of sorts we need to be resourceful. (Thank you Viktoria!) When you look at the word “resourceful” immediately you think of using what is at hand to create something better. So it might sound a bit confounding or frustratingly vague to hear someone suggest that you need to be resourceful – when you’re feeling quite unenthused about life. I mean, I’m a Life Coach! I certainly know how to be resourceful, but it’s not like I was trying to look for a solution to a problem, how to come up with money to take a trip or pay a bill – you know – the normal circumstances that would put you in “resourceful” mode. I just was not having a great day. Actually, I was having a pretty “blah” day and my energy reserves were depleted. You know those days – when it seems to take all you’ve got to even perform the mundane tasks of everyday life. Those bad days – when we can’t really see two paces ahead of us, let alone far into the distance – are the days we really DO need to be resourceful. Those are the “brink” days. Too many of those brink days back to back and we can make decisions that we would regret on a clearer, brighter day. I know you know how to be resourceful, but take a moment to consider its fuller meaning.
Look at the word resourceful. “Re-Source-Full.” Conceptually – it is a multi-dimensional word. We need to find our Source again…Re-Source…so that we can become filled with the regenerative energy of Spirit and be renewed! I had simply been reminded to remember the things I like to do. Even though I help people connect with what they like to do quite often – in my own moment of disconnectedness, I could not access that place within me at the time. I needed to be reminded to dig through my golden treasure chest of toys and connect with what makes me feel good! I even needed to connect with another human being – so that I could remember to do that! It was like connecting an extension cord to an extension cord for power. But that’s where many of us run into a problem. All of that can feel like too much of a task to ask of someone when they aren’t feeling so optimistic, outgoing or open in the first place!
Imagine a child opening up their closet and looking waaaay up to the top shelf at their heavy treasure chest of toys or wayyyy in the back of the closet on the floor, in the corner, behind allll of the junk on the floor. Reaching up out of our comfort zone just might not always appeal to many of us. The idea of just remaining in a “funk” might seem to be the better thing to do because -we don’t have to reach up or down. We can just BE. There is a further fear that if you do open that treasure chest – it could very well be EMPTY! Better to just leave that chest alone and continue living your life just as you always have been. No harm, no foul. Here is where I am going to ask you to just trust the process of exploration, no matter how far away that treasure chest appears, how empty you think it is..the fact remains that it’s still YOURS! You have eternal rights to it and no one can take it away from you! It gets better. Your treasure chest is uniquely yours and no one has one just like yours. So I don’t care how long it’s been since you’ve looked in it, how many cobwebs have grown around it or how embarrassed you are that you’ve neglected it for so long – it’s all yours and always will be.
God gave us life so that we could experience it all. We each were given our own treasure chest of toys, gifts, charms, talents, skills – whatever you want to call it. No doubt there will be challenges that seem to ravage our spirits to the core, leave us weary and forget who we are – but there is a constantly renewable source of energy and love within us that never ceases. We may forget how to make that connection again in our darkest hours. We may forget how to open the treasure chest! Remembering to be Re-Source-Full will always power us up again so that we can see the light that we stand in and not be consumed by the illusions that seem to overshadow our existence at times.
The answer to opening up your treasure chest is in Reaching. Just reach. Whatever direction you choose – out, in, down or up…re-connect with Life and be renewed. Re-Source-Full.
Your true self is reflected in all the things in that treasure chest that make you feel GOOD. Truth just feels good. Everytime your vibration is lifted up, you are living in your truth. Anytime that you begin to lose your way, it’s time to locate the pulse – the thing that feeds the veins of your existence. In that moment – you can BE your highest self, your most RE-SOURCE-FULL self. So reach up, reach down but make sure you REACH! (Thank you Viktoria!)