When I decided to again share my thoughts in a newsletter synchronicity stepped in as it almost always does when I make up my mind to take action.
By the way, synchronicity is my absolute most favorite word and it means coincidental events that share a meaningful relationship. And so synchronistically it seemed I was immediately presented with what would be perfect to share with you.
I was reminded of a talk by our Unity minister that mentioned the Native American story of the voice of the White Dog and Black Dog that each of us has inside of us.
I immediately knew I wanted to share that; and then it was even more confirmed when the talk ended with the song “If I Were Brave.” You see I put this song on the first website I put together almost 21 years ago and it epitomizes to me that special something that each of us can tap into when we want to make magnificent changes in our life.
Go here to listen to the song for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nx4JkCALec
If I Were Brave…
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” (Ambrose Redmoon)
The Law of Attraction states that what you focus on expands in your life.
In other words, if you keep worrying about something you just expand the fear and your worries are more likely to happen.
If you focus on having what you want, then that is more likely to happen. You start to get ideas of how you CAN do it and your faith in yourself and your abilities to handle the situation grows.
It is really where you put your thoughts, your emotions, your time, your energy that makes the difference.
A well known Native American legend says that a wise village Elder was giving council to a young brave who was trying to get up the courage to go out on his own and go on a questing journey.
This journey would lead to many adventures and dangers and possible rewards.
The elder watched for many weeks as the young brave tussled with his choice. At times he saw he was very excited and at other times he seemed extremely afraid.
Finally, the boy came to the Elder for advice, saying, “I simply don’t know what to do. It is like there are two parts of me that are at war.” The Elder responded, “Yes, your two Spirit Dogs are battling. One is the fearsome Black Dog Spirit who tells you of all the dangers and cautions you that it is much safer to not venture from home. And it may be even telling you that you don’t have what it takes.”
“Yes,” responded the brave. “It is telling me exactly that and that I don’t have enough experience. That I’m not smart enough and that it just isn’t worth the risk.”
The Elder responded, “And yet there is another dog, the white friendly dog that is hopeful and encouraging. What is your White Dog Spirit telling you?”
“You’re right, there is another, a very calm voice. It tells me that I would be a fool to not go on this adventure, that I have much to gain and that I am totally ready for this and it reminds me of all of the other times I’ve succeeded. It says I am ready.
But then the Black Dog Spirit starts calling to me again and I’m not so sure. Great Elder which Spirit Dog will win?”
The Great Elder didn’t hesitate at all when he said, “The White Dog Spirit will win. For I know you and you will only feed the White Dog Spirit.” And which ever dog you feed is the one that wins.
►► I have room this next week for a couple of you who would like to find out how I could help you go for what you would want if you knew you could not fail. Or if you are already working with me and have a friend you feel would like this, please tell them forward or tell them about it.
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