Saturday, 28 October 2017

WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE BLOW


I am quite sure that numerous readers of my blog posts might be wondering why I have been off the grid for the past month or so. I certainly have not been hiding under a rock!

I live in the United States virgin Islands (St. Thomas) and we were hit by, not ONE, but TWO category five hurricanes. The first, Irma landed on September 6, 2017 and devastated the islands, with St. Thomas, where I reside, being the hardest hit. Everything went. Telephone Towers, Internet, Light Poles, Roofs, Trees and leaves, Fences, Motor vehicles, and yes, some lives were lost. We  were barely scrambling to put the pieces together when Maria landed on September 12, 2017.

Why am I telling you all this? There was simply no way of posting my blog messages to the internet. Basic survival kicked in and everyday activities included trying to secure food and water.
At the time of this writing (October 28, 2017) only a meager fraction of the island's electrical power has been restored. Telephone and internet services are only intermittent weak signals and makeshift hot spots. Hopefully you will read this post!

Anyway, I wanted to talk about how you should respond when the storms of life hit, as they certainly will. I read somewhere(not quite sure who said it) that once you think about something, its opposite immediately slips into place. This is because we live in a world of duality or opposites which is designed to produce choices; hence up-down, hot-cold, love-hate, light-dark, good-evil and so on and so forth. I also read about Murphy's law which states that: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!

My point here? Life is filled with peaks and troughs. So, how should one respond when the troughs come, as they certainly will?

Do not panic; as a matter of fact, you should smile. This shows that you understand perfectly well the power and purpose of contrast. When you face these turbulence with this knowledge you are half way to overcoming and progressing forward rather than stumbling backwards. With this approach you get new and insightful knowledge.

Secondly, exercise patience-Rome was not built in a day. Remember every seeming setback is a way of propelling you forward-there are no obstacles, there are only guideposts!

Thirdly, be persistent and persevere; not in a frantic, unplanned, action filled way because this only leads to failure, but persists in a well thought-out and determined way-remember that effective action flows from inspired thinking!

Lastly, fall in love with your end goals, your final dream, your big picture-don't be put off by the myriads of small steps that must be taken along the way. It is this falling in love with your end goal that is going to draw it to you. As newton's physical law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so the spiritual or vibration law operates. For every well contrived and focused positive thought (vibration) there is an equal and opposite vibration matching it from the universe. Such is your power of creation!

So, my friend, what are two little storms? We will soak up the contrast, pick ourselves up and start all over again!  Here's to your personal growth and success!

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