Saturday, May 22, 2010

Suck it Up?!?!

As many of you know I am in the Bahamas taking a ThetaHealing training so I will be able to teach it to others when I return home. It is being held at an ashram, which is a spiritual place that has many rules - such as up at 5:30am, 2 hour meditation and chanting with a group, 2 hours yoga, vegetarian brunch with no coffee, 5 hours workshop, then 2 more hours yoga, vegetarian supper and 2 more hour meditation and chanting. Needless to say I was getting quite anxious thinking about being able to do it all, and keep alert enough for class. For the week before I left I kept thinking - if only the workshop was at a hotel I would feel so much better.
Less than 24 hours before I left for the Bahamas I saw a woman’s post on ThetaHealing facebook page that she was staying at a nearby hotel as opposed to the ashram. What?!?!? Why didn’t I think of that! The more I thought about it, the better it felt. I talked about it with my hubby and since he knows me best, encouraged me to stay at a hotel. (I do everything better when I am comfortable).
The next morning I called the ashram to talk about it with them. The guy I spoke to wasn’t very sympathetic and told me I was just trying to find something to worry about; I hung up feeling very discouraged. I was torn between what seemed like the easy way (just staying at the ashram since it was already arranged) and the more difficult way - finding another place to stay, which was going to be more money and more of a hassle to get to the ashram as they don’t have roads in, it is by boat.
I did what I always do when I am too wrapped up in my problems to be able to hear my team’s guidance - I phoned my friend. She said many things that helped me realize I needed to change to the hotel. But the thing that I needed to hear the most was this - “Glenyce we no longer have to push ourselves to do things that don’t feel comfortable doing.” and what I heard her say was that we no longer have to “suck it up.”
That makes perfect sense. When we push ourselves to do something that feels uncomfortable we are going against our team’s guidance. They speak to us through our feelings. When we take action from a heavy feeling the outcome will never be good, and neither will the process that got us there.
There was a time, many, many years ago where people had to do whatever it took to get food on the table, to take care of their families. It wasn’t about what felt right, it was about survival. We aren’t in that energy anymore. More and more people are realizing the importance of changing their work to what they love, changing their relationships so they are happy, changing their diets so they feel good. Whatever it may be - we are so blessed to be in the energy now that our purpose is to feel joy and to share it with others.
As soon as I got off the phone with my friend I called the ashram back and told them what I was doing. This time I talked to a lovely woman who gave me all the information I needed. I am staying at a beautiful hotel, with a very easy shuttle ride and 5 minute walk on the most beautiful white sand beach I have ever seen to the ashram. I go to the 5 hours of class and the rest of the time is mine to enjoy the beautiful Bahamas. WOW! The ashram is very beautiful also, but I know I wouldn’t have been happy there 24/7.
Another thing my friend pointed out was how I created this - all last week I kept thinking - if only this was at a hotel... then bam, I connect with someone who is staying at a hotel... I wasn’t 100% dedicated to following my intuition about staying at a I created an unsympathetic guy to talk with, then I become 100% dedicated to following my intuition...and I create a lovely woman to speak with.
For me it came down to worthiness. Am I worthy of doing what I know I need to so I can feel comfortable, learn everything I want to learn and enjoy it OR go with the crowd, do what I said I was going to, and just “suck it up?” And just like you, I am worthy of everything that brings me JOY. We are sparks of the Creator (God, Universe, Earth energy; whatever you want to call it).
Many blessings,
Glenyce Hughes

View from my hotel window. I'll post more pictures in another blog in a few days.


Sylvie said...

This was the best message and reinforcements I have heard and "heard" all year!! Thanks for sharing...
Love Ya!!!

Sylvie said...

Thank you for Sharing...just the medicine I needed!!!(and some of that sunshine!!!)
Love Ya!

Amanda said...

Excellent message Glenyce, and thank you for sharing it. I'm sure we can all relate to situations like this where we have challenges "going with our guts". How wonderful that you learned the lesson earlier rather than later! Gotta love when that happens.