One of the biggest lessons I had re-inforced while walking the Camino Trail recently was that you can’t always control everything and you just have to do your best to prepare and hope for the best outcome.
I couldn’t control the airlines losing our luggage, taxi drivers going on strike, or airlines taking us to different destinations than the ones planned. Not everyone copes well in environments when all your plans are being changed and you don’t know why until after it has all happened. It involves a lot of trust. Trusting enough to go with it and find the positives in whatever happens.
With that in mind, I decided to make the first development class after my time away on Automatic writing. When I announced that was what we were going to be doing some of the class were not happy. Either they had tried it before and it hadn’t worked or it was not for them.
I could understand their reactions as it’s something you either love or hate. The main reason being that you have to give up your control to Spirit and trust that what is coming through is your ‘Spirit Team’ and not your brain. It is about just letting go and going with it.
For those that were really uncomfortable, I had an alternate exercise and having said that I can say that I didn’t need it as my brave class all attempted and surprised themselves with different degrees of success. Wonderful. I was so proud of them all for having a go and also for how well they all did.
By building their confidence and preparing them they ‘took the plunge’ and had a go. Life is like that with most things we do. When you stop having a go, you stop growing and moving forward. When you let one or more bad experiences stop you; you stop living life to the fullest that it can be.
I have found that I try and learn the lessons and make the modifications to try and minimize the risk and then just enjoy the journey. Looking for the positives and never giving up hope. Life is a mystery and it is up to you whether you enjoy the journey or allow yourself to be miserable and miss out on opportunities.
Now to plan the next weeks’ lesson….. I think I will go easier on them haha