The Light is GREEN! GO!

Consider for a moment, if you will, this situation:
A vehicle has stopped due to a red traffic light at an intersection.  The light then changes to green, but the vehicle doesn’t move — even though it’s perfectly safe to do so.  If there’s other vehicles being prevented from moving by the lead vehicle’s not moving, there may be some honking of horns (or possibly some profanities expressed).  If the lead vehicle still does not move, the light may again cycle to red, and later, green.  There could be a great variety of reasons why the lead vehicle didn’t move forward when the light changed to green (indicating it was safe to do so):

  • The driver was distracted in some way and not paying attention to the changing of the light.
  • The driver had dozed off.
  • There was some vehicle problem (out of gas, stalled, etc.).
  • The driver was ill or incapacitated.
  • The driver was uncertain which direction to go.
  • The driver was for some reason afraid or unwilling to move forward.

Now I’d like for you to consider the above example as a metaphor for your life at this moment.  You’re the driver of the lead vehicle.  At one time you were going somewhere, and you had to stop [I don’t know how long ago this may have been].  The light may have been red for quite a long time [I’m sure you’ve sat at those, where you wondered if it was EVER going to change, or whether you should just go on the red light].  Maybe the light only changed to green for a VERY short amount of time and you missed it and then it was red again.  This is the way the energy has been for quite a long time (most of 2012).  We’ve been subject to a Mars retrograde, a Venus retrograde, and a couple Mercury Retrogrades (along with a mix of outer-planet retrograde energies as well).  With all THAT going on, along with the “current economic conditions” and all the other [bad] news you’re bombarded with (if you choose to partake of the “news” [which I do not, as it’s just not conducive to my “feeling GOoD“]), you may have been “stopped” for a good long time now!  Well, guess what…

The light is now GREEN!

Are you moving forward yet, or are you still sitting there?  Are one (or more) of the above situations true?  Have you become distracted from your journey [of life and your dreams/goals]?  Have you perhaps lost your way and are uncertain which way to go now?  Many people, though, have become paralyzed with FEAR, and are playing the “but what if…” game.

“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.”
— Jim Camp: Renowned negotiations trainer and coach


FEAR is a “sense” which the body part of us uses for survival.  [Perhaps making us aware there’s a tiger around the corner, so we best go some other direction.]  As we’ve developed “the mind,” though, we’ve taken that sense and have misused it to the point of letting it control and limit us.  In my years as a hypnotherapist, I’ve of course had clients come for sessions dealing with fears and phobias.  Sometimes there’s some basis for the fear (perhaps an unfortunate experience in this [or a past] life), and sometimes we can’t find any REAL reason why they have the fear.  Whether there’s a basis or not, F.E.A.R. can be viewed as False Expectations Appearing Real!  To quote from Tom Chalko’s book The Joy of Perfect Health:

Let go of fear.  There is nothing in this world worth fearing about.  This is not simply my belief.  I know.  To fear is one of the worst things you can do to your mind.  All logical reasoning, not to mention the connection to your higher mind is completely blocked.  People know about it, and some of them use fear techniques to take advantage of others.  Look around.  The field of medicine prospers by promoting the fear of disease.  If they succeed, you fear disease, even if you don’t have any, and this feeling actually replaces the feeling of well being!  Instead of enjoying your perfect health and being happy, you worry!  Fear blocks your thinking, and in this state you are easy to control by others, who know it and want to take advantage of it.  The technique of fear is frequently used by government and religious leaders as a tool to control people.  Let go of fear.  It blocks your mind.  Never use the technique of fear to control children.  Use explanation, examples and reasoning instead.

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
— Dale Carnegie: was an American writer and lecturer

Take the leap!Leila's skydive

My daughter recently graduated [with top honors] from high school.  A few weeks back, one of her friends said that he was going to go skydiving, and asked her if she’d like to do so as well.  No doubt you’ve seen the photo above, so I don’t have to tell you what she ended up doing!  One of my friends saw something about this and commented that my daughter was “perfectly brave!”   I replied that “anyone who can willingly jump at greater than 10,000 feet in the air, from an airplane which is working perfectly well, can very likely do anything she wants in her life!”

As I’m writing this, it says on my Mayan calendar that the day is Five (Empowerment) / Monkey (a good day to be anything new in your life).  Whether you realize it or not, the light is green and life is daily giving you opportunities — if not to take the leap, at least to move forward.  If you’ve been sitting there so long that you’ve run out of energy or the vehicle is no longer functioning, call the tow truck [in other words — get help from a therapist, coach, or possibly a medical professional].

Lead or follow, but GET OUT OF MY WAY!

Sometimes (in the above metaphor), your not moving is preventing someone else from moving forward.  Sometimes YOU’RE the one who’s being prevented from moving by someone else not moving (who’s being prevented from moving by someone else, etc.).  If you’re being held back from someone else not moving, DO SOMETHING (nicely… no road rage) to make them aware that the light is green and they’re holding YOU back!  Maybe they were unaware that others were depending on them to move forward.  Perhaps YOUR POSITIVE ACTION in that situation was all that was needed to unblock things and… just possibly… move the whole world forward.  (Hey… you never know!)

 “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
— Jim Rohn: was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

The light IS green.  LET’S GO!

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