Sometimes when I’m working I get snippets of songs. Lines that repeat in my head. They are part of the messages I’m passing on. Sometimes they are also messages for me.
As I drove home from my service at Dearnley Spiritualist church an Eagles track came on the radio. I commented to my daughter that I loved driving to the music of that band as it gave me a peaceful, easy feeling. Then we had a giggle about that being one of their songs too. I love the chorus:
I got a peaceful easy feelin’
And I know you won’t let me down
‘Cause I’m already standin’
On the ground
I felt as if I was being reminded about my Guides. That’s because I am going through a change of their line up. It’s time for me to let go of some and work with new ones. But they want to remind me to make the change easy for myself.
I’ve had a bit of an issue with accepting the change of Guides in the past. I can be stubborn about moving on. Yet I have new work to do so I need the best possible guidance they can give me. Letting the chorus of the song drift through my mind I remembered the work I have been doing over the past few days. Releasing anything that might hold me back can also mean accepting that my inspirers have to change too. I know that the new Guides will be there for me every step of the way. Yes, I am standing on the ground. Solid ground.
It’s interesting how far I have come. I can feel easy about these changes now. I understand that I am always supported and helped. But trust isn’t always easy to find.
Not only have I had to find a way to trust my Guides, I also had to find a way to trust myself. Working together we have grown that trust until I can feel that my connections are easy. I can relax and be peaceful about how the communication will happen. As I thought about the way we work together I realised that I used to expect everything to be hard work. I had soaked up a belief that achievements were only valuable when I worked and slogged to get them. If it was too easy then it wasn’t really anything special. What an odd way to look at the world.
If something comes easy to me why wouldn’t I want to praise myself for that. Surely I would want to enjoy the way I could expend less effort to get something done? And be peaceful about how simple it was. I feel that a ‘hard work’ attitude to life keeps me in uncertainty. Never quite knowing if I’m getting anywhere. Complicating my life with stress. Driving me to push myself when perhaps I could be taking it easy instead. Yet with the solid foundation of trusting myself I can do so much more. Achieving becomes simple. Because I don’t have to strive hard. Instead I can focus on doing what I am already good at doing.
So I’m going to enjoy this peaceful, easy feeling because feeling easy provides me with so much peace. No more making my life hard for myself. It’s long past time for me to release that old habit.
Day 427 of my blogging challenge.