Where have I been? I completed my class for this semester. I spent this past week recuperating from my one day at work – I went in last Tuesday and because I had contact with concrete floors and it caused a shock and damaged my leg and knee. In fact my knee was the size of my thigh, and I had to walk with crutches for two days. Saturday, although noticeable, it was manageable.
I had my last workshop for my reflexology certification and next week is the certification test and two weeks later is my practicum. Pray for me as I complete this journey before June 24. Part of the workshop is exchanging and on Saturday, that helped my leg tremendously; yesterday, the session prompted a colon cleansing and that my friends with out details was awesome and of course needed. If we don’t eliminate, we constipate and if we constipate, we stagnant and if we stagnant, we hibernate and if we hibernate, we debilitate and if we debilitate, we die.
We all have winters in our lives as described above and I advise you not to die in your winter. We can get out of these doldrums and coffins of life. People often quote a scripture John 5:1-10 –“Pick Up Your Bed and Walk”, without realizing the implications of that scripture. I can imagine that someone is saying, but, I can’t – it is heavy, but I can’t, I don’t know where to go, but I can’t because I never did it that way; You know what, I ain’t mad at those statements, because I have said those things and really meant them – for me at that time, they were my realties and no matter how crazy it sounds, when it is your reality, it is your reality.
Changing is hard, but it is doable. For me, recently, I have had some setbacks, some missteps, gained some weight back, hated my hair, procrastinated on some things, and was kinda in a funky mood – why because I got some fears of the unknown; I am right on the edge of the cliff and know that I am in God’s hands because God presented them to me, but…
So, I decided that I would review what made my previous success doable – how did I lose weight and keep my blood pressure down, how did I pick up my bed and begin this journey to healing. It is not that I am a failure, but that I stopped breathing forward. What would it take for me to breathe again? What have I laid aside? Clearly, it is not about the goals I set, as they fell by the wayside or did they – they are still doable but there was the piece that allowed me to just do it by getting it done:
1. Start very small.
2. Do only one change at a time.
3. Be present and enjoy the activity (don’t focus on results).
4. Be grateful for every step you take.
These steps if you will, these moments of clarity are what I employed during my successful weight loss and these are the picking up my bed and walk steps. I feel better already. It is not too hard to do and it is long lasting.
Now, I can move on to getting dressed and going to jump in the water – today's change for me ( STEP 2) and I am grateful that this opportunity as my classes were gifted to me and I almost missed it!