Sunday, May 1, 2011

Road blocks or stepping stones

TipĆ³n Archaeological site - stepping stonesImage via Wikipedia
Road blocks always come/
welcome them and use them as/
stepping stone to top/

First I need to apologize for the mix up for the venue for the training for those that came out and was on their way. At this moment I am re-planning the training and You will be receiving notice of the location and the time for the new start date. 
This event  reminded me of one of the major lessons of SelfMastery, being able to take what seems like an obstacle and transforming (alchemy at its most basic level) it into an opportunity. for those that do not know what happened. The venue was double booked and i had to cancel our session because of the mix up. know i could be upset, and just sink down into the "why me" syndrome. Instead I took that time to re-think my approach to the training. i also had an opportunity to discuss the future of SelfMastery with the people that came out. I got to see who was serious about the training, and moving forward with this endeavor.
These things turned out to be more important than the actual training itself. They actually motivated me to keep moving forward. In the hero's Journey and The Rites of Passage (which is one and the same) models we see that for every individual engaged in this process there are always road blocks that pop up to stop the hero or initiate. These are signals that one test the desire, and they also operate as a signal to inform the participant that the right path is being walked. If we think about the implications of this frame of seeing road blocks we can switch our whole world view instantly. Think about how many times you have faced issues when you were trying to make a change in your life, or start something new. when you look at these pop ups as opportunities, and as lessons you grow. You have no choice but to grow because the amount of maturity, patience, forgiveness, and tenacity that you have the use force a change within you. This change becomes a part of your character that others begin to see.
You begin to grow and in your growth you begin to change. this makes those that are around you uncomfortable which may turn out to be another stepping stone or road block for you. On this journey you must come to terms that you may have to travel alone for a while. Because you are slowly being turned into something new, and as it says in the bible you don't put new wine in old bags. Those old bags can't hold the newness and they begin to crack, and they also contaminate  the new wine with old stale wine that was in them before. these old bags are symbolic for old thoughts, old places, and old people in our life. We may have to upgrade, and this is good for you and all things around you. This forces those old Nouns 9people,places, and thing) in your life to grow as well. sometimes we do ourselves a disservice by hanging on to old things because they can stop you from progressing. so take time to analyze your life, and your projects and determine what your road blocks are and step on them and reach for your star. It is waiting for you... 
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears

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