Friday, January 24, 2014

Giraffes and Ostriches

Giraffes and Ostriches ©2014 Joan M. Newcomb

Most people know the stereotype of ostriches, they hide their heads in the sand, hoping that things won't change (or that they won't have to do anything themselves to change).

However, there are also giraffes.  They hide their heads in the clouds, dreaming big dreams, but not looking down at reality.

Both are oblivious to what is going on around them.

Ostriches, it's a little more obvious that their strategy won't work.  Eventually you have to come up for air, and find out you're as stuck as you've always been.

Giraffes, however, have an appealing story.  They throw around ideas like 'Law of Attraction'.  "I'm visualizing a better future."

Regardless of where your head is, eventually you're still going to have to do whatever it is you've been resisting.

Sometimes it's not so bad.  Sometimes you don't resist it at all. 

Problem is, if you have clouds or sand in your eyes, you can't see other possibilities or solutions. Only when you see what is, can you do something about it.

Sometimes we don't realize that our head is in the clouds or we've buried ourselves in the sand.  How do you come out of it?

Simple - imagine your feet on the ground, connected to the earth.  You can even imagine the souls of your feet opening up and drawing the energy in.  This helps bring you down to earth, and feel comfortable in your body.

If your vision is obscured by clouds, imagine gold sunlight burning through.

Sometimes it's not your delusion, but your family or work environment.  Imagine gold energy coming down through your home or office.  Shine light and the truth will be revealed.

Usually, no matter how bad you imagined it to be, reality is a relief.

Try these techniques for the next seven days and see what happens!

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