18 March, 2010

Look All Around, There's Nothin' But Blue Skies

“I can see clearly now…”

I walked into Starbucks this morning realizing that something inside me had changed during the night.  It wasn’t a complete surprise as I have sensed this day coming for a while, but it was a surprise all the same.

“I can see all obstacles in my way…”

I have spent a bit of time working through obstacles.  They were challenges I couldn’t see, challenges I sensed but denied, and issues of my own making as well as the creations of others.  Having invested energy trying to figure out why the challenges were there, the reason behind them, what they meant, and wondering if I could move them through pure mental means or the desires of the heart… I realized that denial of reality was getting me no where.  The clouds started parting.  I realized that the only way to continue moving forward was to accept, let go… and this means fully let go… stop investing time and energy in these situations, and trust in myself.  And if that had happened overnight, what a different place I would be in now.  Sometimes it takes a while for the clouds to move… but they move and then the skies are clear, glasses are off, and everything becomes clear.    

“Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind…”

As the clouds have lifted, over the past few months, I have begun to see things more clearly.  The obstacles are not as large as they once appeared; they do not have the ability to control me as I once believed they did.  With each day I have found more clarity.  This morning, under bright blue skies, I realized that I can see the obstacles that remain – and I can see the strength and courage that I have utilized to stand on this ground.  This sunny day, I can face the world, raise my face to the sun and laugh in joy… tears running down my cheeks.  I am here!!

”It’s gonna be a bright, bright, sun shiny day”



Mark said...

Big smiles! Quite the awakening you have had! Freedom that awareness creates is the sweetest and purest of all freedoms!

Mama Llama said...

The literal sunshine and clear skies help all that along, I do believe!

That sounded great today! Love it!

Be well, TE.

Wilma Ham said...

Those moments that you describe here are magic and you have played your part to make them happen.
That I find beautiful to know as well, that we can prepare ourselves to finally do this; "I have begun to see things more clearly. The obstacles are not as large as they once appeared; they do not have the ability to control me as I once believed they did."
That to me happens when I commit to change and patiently work my way to wards this, holding it in my vision.
To see the bright sunny day that is always there behind the clouds. It is always there and it will always come. You are learning it too, so good. xox Wilma