**This article was written at an earlier part of my jounrey…I include this as it shows you we all start somewhere and have our ups and downs.
You know on the pathway to enlightenment, ascension, freedom, creativity, design and striving for a better life…..the pathway is not easy. If it were, well everyone would be doing it wouldn’t they?
You know on the pathway to enlightenment, ascension, freedom, creativity, design and striving for a better life.....the pathway is not easy. If it were, well everyone would be doing it wouldn't they? Click To Tweet
This week I’ve been listening to Stuart and Jay at the SFM on the orientation call, it was inspiring….. it uplifted me and I said to myself right that is it….. I’m picking up momentum, I’m going all steam ahead.
I’m starting some new education modules, and have got lists of things I want to do.
I was going up and down in the car for business stuff this week, so I was listening to webinars and really picking up the energy.
But then the universe dealt us a blow… a few days ago within all these great plans of mine, (and I use mine as I feel sometimes alone on this journey, always have really. I know many feel the same).
My partner, my wife, had a nasty fall whilst out with the kids walking (whilst I was at work) and broke her foot amongst other injuries.
All very horrible for her and the kids who were there, but then again….. it could have been worse.
In these situations, I reflect and ask myself …
“What is it all about?”
Well here it refocused me and what I was doing and I had to refocus my commitment and role as a husband and father.
The universe had other plans for me this week, and it wasn’t so much about study! And my business. It was about a caring role.
A male perspective:
Men especially, (and I can only speak from a male perspective because in this lifetime that’s what I am), where there is family involved, strive to do what they think is best for the family.
Men especially, (and I can only speak from a male perspective because in this lifetime that's what I am), where there is family involved, strive to do what they think is best for the family. Click To Tweet
They work hard, long hours often, and try and be a modern father, husband and all round good bloke.
I look after myself for my family….. I watch my diet, I don’t really drink, I don’t smoke, I develop myself spiritually and I am working hard both in a job at present but also growing and learning about online business.
So when life gets in the way it gives you a jolt, another wake-up, it gives you a kick up the backside.
Having someone close to you that you love injured and needing your help, well you put to one side your own selfish thoughts and plans and focus on them, which really is as it should be.
Life gets in the way:
But sometimes we forget and need to be reminded….to be present and in the moment.
It focuses your energies and time, I haven’t had the luxury of time this week; caring for a busy family and injured partner.
In addition to working long hours…..I’ve done the family shop, stripped the beds, cooked dinners, washed winter coats, and kept things on an even keel.
I’m knackered, have had some stressed moments and been a bit snappy and my back hurts.
Hats off to single parents, I really do admire you.
I also do a lot:
Don’t get me wrong we do have an equal partnership in the home, but as I work long hours and commute I am out of the house more than my partner.
However somewhere in there, this week… I’ve enjoyed it.
There has been some punch in the air moments….. I’ve just dried the very wet tent from the weekend and equipment in the sun and packed it all away by myself where the 4 of us usually do it.
I’ve got 2 weeks worth of shopping chosen, bought and done it all on my own, and the kids were happy …..without it being a sugar feast.
Gold star for me:
I’ve done all the laundry for the week in between working and cooked dinners I haven’t done for years because I haven’t had to.
I even exercised this morning and amazingly I got a meditation in.
It is amazing what you can do when you are up against time.
The kids have been great and worked with me as a team, even family members and neighbours have been so great and offering help.
It warms your heart a little and makes you think outside of yourself. It makes you feel connected.
Conclusion…My point is:
Life throws us punches along the way, even those taking a different pathway, for those of us changing their lives, their energies, their horizons…we still get dealt a rubbish hand at times.
My partner has had her own lessons from this week, but then so have I.
I feel that we must always view the rubbish stuff, not as punishment or negativity…. but wake up calls, lessons that we can look at and say “heh I’m being tested here”.
Use them to test yourself, see what they (universe) are teaching you and those around you and what they are all about.
The pathway to our freedom and a new way of life won’t be easy, and that’s a good thing.
It is a marvellously great thing…… because we are alive and learning and moving forward.
Leave your comments below about your challenges in life. I’d love to hear them.
We can only grow through the process and it makes us strive on to be better people and more enlightened souls. I’m signing off now to cook the tea.