“Course corrections are spiritual interventions. They occur when you live in constant denial or ignore your errors rather than being honest and confronting them. Although such a mediation can be painful, it is your saving grace in the end.”—Sonia Choquette
Sometimes we need a course correction and when we don’t do it on our own, the universe is often happy to oblige. This week I received an unwanted kick in the butt regarding my Dream for creating a comforting and peaceful home environment. My BIG DREAM was to walk through my front door and sigh with contentment. When I divided this dream into bite size pieces that I could sink my teeth into, there were pieces that I embraced with joy and others that I avoided, conjuring up millions of excuses to do anything else.
Paperwork is a beast that I have never been able to conquer. When I clear off one table or filing cabinet, it morphs and suddenly four new surfaces are buried under paper. This winter, I finally got the surfaces of my house cleaned by dumping all my paper into my office. The result was that I couldn’t work there and had to move to my kitchen table. Although I knew I had to deal with the growing mounds of paper for this challenge, I found it much easier to re-grout my bathroom. After finishing the bathroom, it was time to move to my office. Instead, I pulled out my list looking for an easier piece of the puzzle to a comforting home. A new rug for the front entrance way…that was something I could do. So I started locking the doors to go shopping for a rug, when somehow I locked myself in the backroom by my office. I had no way to get back into the main house. I had no phone, purse, car keys or jacket.
Hmm, Sunday afternoon, I could go visit a neighbor or begin working on the paper. Two hours later, I had made a major dent through the mess when someone arrived home. If not for this forced imprisonment, I think I would have done everything on my list before tackling that room. Those two hours gave me the jumpstart to plow through the most difficult pieces of my challenge. The elephant on my back was the mounds of paper. It was probably the most important piece of my dream puzzle and I’m happy to report that most pieces of paper have been filed or recycled.
Is there an important task that you’re ignoring for your Dream Big challenge? This week, look at your dream and priorities and instead of waiting for a nudge from the universe, make your own course correction.
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