There are times we all feel stuck or sometimes we just think we are procrastinating. This is a theme that has shown up lately in a couple of Facebook groups and emails from friends. In each case the person was sharing that they just couldn’t seem to get moving and kept procrastinating.
We’ve all been there…and I don’t know about you, but I often end up beating myself up for not getting on with it, not getting things done. Then, luckily, oftentimes I’m able to step back and take another look.
I do sometimes find that even though I’m inspired there doesn’t “seem to be” motivation to do…but, that isn’t necessarily what it seems. I have found that often when I just can’t seem to do what I think needs to be done that what’s really happening is that I’m waiting for the rest of the information – either as a “download” of info, or sometimes there’s a person or other bit of information that I don’t yet have and when that drops into place then it’s full forward action. The trick is to acknowledge when that’s happening and not beat ourselves up about it.
If you’re in a “stuck” place, maybe you aren’t really stuck. Maybe you’re simply waiting…allowing…the energy, information to finally come together.
The other day I was attempting to write a blog post and it just wasn’t coming together at all. So what did I do? Did I keep trying to write? Nope, I went and made jewelry…I was so inspired by some beautiful, energetically awesome pendants that I had just gotten that I allowed my brain to rest and went into my zone, connecting with the vibrations of the stones, and the person who would eventually wear that piece.
Sometimes in order to do one thing, you have to do something else first...in that space of silence, meditation, or what seems like non-attention to worrying about your main project…the space opens up to allow in the rest of your inspiration, knowing………whatever you want to call it. I know Virginia takes a break and works in her garden or takes a walk. Find what works for you.
Years ago I was trying to work on a brochure for the Shield. I had some lovely pictures of a woman wearing a Shield, and yet something kept going wrong. This was a long time ago, before things were as easily digitized and formatted as they are now. I had to send the photo to a company to convert for me, and when it came back it still wasn’t right…and the issues just kept escalating. Finally I had the photo, the format was right and still I couldn’t seem to complete the brochure. Every time I tried to work on it, I felt exhausted to tears.
It was Christmas time and I opened an envelope that had the most beautiful graphic of the guiding star with rays coming out in a rainbow of colors. I pulled out a Shield and put it in the middle of the star and I knew that was what we needed for our brochure. Within a week, we’d had a graphic artist create something for us and the brochure was on it’s way to the printers.
Since that time, whenever I’m in a similar quandary, I remember the perfection of that moment and allow myself to relax and set that struggle aside, giving some time and space for the “rest of the story” to come together.
Many times the simple act of doing something else, allows your mind to relax and the inspiration you needed comes in the back door. Give it a try and see if inspiration flows more freely.