I wanted to write to you today and reassure you about the important phenomenon of FEELING STUCK! We've all been there, and I bet 90% of you feel a tad stuck in some area of your life right now...
Here's an encouraging story for you if you feel that way, even just a little bit...
I recently worked with a client who was at the absolute end of her tether to do with her housing situation. She's in the middle of an unresolved EQC nightmare, and has been living in a tiny, damaged flat with her husband and 2 kids since the 2011 earthquakes. The past few years have been hugely frustrating, and just recently, after being outbid 3 times in a row at auction, the heartache of this ongoing, never-ending housing dilemma climaxed, and her ability to hold a positive frame of mind completley crumbled. So she came to me for help.
I guided her into a lovely feeling of relaxation, and helped her to connect with her higher-self, her positivity, her wisdom, a sense of flow again. She felt much better, and said that while she was in that state of connection, something happened...
She had an idea!
A brainwave! An inspiration! She couldn't believe she had never thought of it before! She came up with a way that she could greatly relieve the pressure of living in cramped, cluttered conditions while her family continues their quest for their dream home.
She left my place feeling uplifted, like she had her mojo back! I saw her a few days ago and her brilliant idea had come to fruition, and she was in a much calmer and brighter headspace about it all.
This story illustrates a very important phenomenon...
We only feel stuck because we are rooted firmly and rigidly in one headspace about something... we can be like a lion in a cage, going around and around in circles, over and over the same limiting thoughts and beliefs, not believing or trusting that there is actually more outside the cage. It's not until we elevate our consciouness to rise above and beyond the cage for a bit, that something amazing can occur...
We can have an idea!! Literally like a lightbulb has gone off in our brain, a ray of sunlight has illuminated a once dark room, angels and halos and hope and inspiration and clarity and a feeling of 'How did I not see this before' takes hold. It's all there... outside the cage.
The great news is that all you need to get un-stuck, is an idea. That's it! It can take less than a second! But having the idea is the easy bit... its getting into the receptive, open, flowing state of mind from which the idea is born, which we struggle with and don't make the time for.
But I'm here to tell you that it is possible! And I've actually built a life and a career around getting myself into a conducive state of mind within which to have the great ideas and insights that keep my business flowing and growing. And I've experienced time and time again, the beautiful phenomenon of more, of miracles, of relief, of seeing through the illusion, of trust, of realising that there really is love and help there for me, I just wasn't letting it in! I was my own worst enemy! Usually out of fear.
If you're stuck, you're not letting love in, remember that!! And do something about it!
Here are 3 simple ways to get into that receptive space outside the cage where we let ourselves become illuminated:
Susan Harrington-Baker is an International Inspirational Leader, Teacher and Intuitive from Christchurch, New Zealand.