Walking down memory lane during this period of life has afforded me the opportunity to walk some paths I had not seen in a few years. Some of these paths have been rocky, pursed with stones, holes, logs and other barriers. My scenic measure was viewed mostly in my rear view mirror. I seemed to oft look past these barriers and see only blue skies above causing me to fall mostly, on my face. The view from the rear view mirror was not much better, seeing these as merely things in my way versus pieces of my life I should’ve paid more attention to, so as not to damage myself.
My friend of many years Jill, used to tell me I was headed for the wood chipper, instead of the path I thought I was on, landing me as she predicted, in a pile of wood chips. I mention my missteps as they are so much a part of who I am today; not so much more informed about myself, but transformed.
Being informed, is something I continue to seek. I have always thought that being informed would provide me with the utmost safety net. I grew up in the ” information age” where the more you could get, the better off you were. As the years have passed, although I still value information, at my core, it is what I DO with the information that is most transformative. Doing, takes guts. Doing takes thought. Doing something meaningful with information is what I hope inspires new ideas, new dreams, new inventions, and new belief systems. Doing, is not simply obtaining information and spitting it back out as robots, or he said-she said, it is delving deeply into information to obtain the best. What is the best you ask? The best, is that which manifests itself closest to what our Creator asks of us, all. It means giving of yourself to a thought so deeply that you forget what side you are on, you forget your pain, your loss, your biases, and look at a picture that literally spans the globe.
A task not for the light of heart.
What does this have to do with transformation?
It is my belief, that IF, we are to desire, and achieve the best, we must, have our Creator in mind when seeking and fettering out information.
I did not have a transformation in spirit, and thought, because I finally listened to Jill and quit running toward an imaginary wood chipper. I transformed because I took the information and asked my Creator, God, to help me find deeper meaning in what I was doing, both in the paths I was taking and in the holes I’d fallen. The holes were deep, and mostly of my own making. I had the knowledge, but I did not have the transforming power to change myself without help from something much more informed than I could possibly hope to be.
This is so important today because I look around and see so many hurting, so many lost, so many searching for answers that may never come, from a human mind.
It is our very souls that cry out for more.
How do you get more? How do you find transformation, and more of your true self? How do you transcend from information to transformation? What do you do when your soul cries out for more? What do you do when the information is nearly exhausted and your soul is still needing something? What keeps you from just stopping?
Friends, it is possible. Everything your soul desires is on the other side of asking. Ask, for transformation, not just information. Ask, fervently, ask with expectation, ask with hope.
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Best wishes and Blessings for your transformation!