Sometimes I feel a little snarly toward people who post condescending “Isn’t life great when you’re me?” statuses on their Facebook profiles. I feel like Paula Poundstone talking about her cat that climbs the curtains and pronounces, from the top, “Look how high I am!” and all Paula can do is sit there and resent the cat, “Yes, you’re very high.” To these people I might add, “Quit showing off and show me how to get up there, too, or shut up.”
(fast forward to about 6:40 in the video for that specific bit)
I say that before I say this. Look how high I am!
I think I finally figured something out, something big! I’ve been practicing that metaphysical, law of attraction, new age mumbo jumbo for a very long, long time. I can totally relate to people who ask Abraham, at Esther Hicks’ seminars, “I’ve been doing the work. Where’s my stuff!?!” Lately, though, I’ve had a really nice, steady flow of feeling okay. Things are pretty good and getting better.
This comes after years of long stretches of down between the ups. The highs were really amazing, but the lows were so freakin’ low (no, I’m not bi-polar, I’m learning to fly). But recently I have been able to maintain a feeling of grooviness for a longer time. I’m gaining altitude and it feels NICE.
Then, out of the blue, yesterday, I crashed. Hard. I felt like I was hit in the face with a brick. After such a long time aloft, it felt awful. The contrast was so harsh that all I could do is shake my confused head and wonder, “wtF???” Suddenly, money was flying out the window for really stupid things, I felt like crap, and I was filled with rage.
Now, this morning, I feel amazing again. Just like that. Double WTF? So I thought about this.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been stewing over some imagery in my head, trying to put it into words, trying to grok. I’m still having a hard time verbalizing the essence of the image, so try to feel into what I’m saying here, because sometimes there are just no words to describe a vision. It’s an image of a lightswitch, of sorts, that we can flip to instantly turn on what Abraham calls “being in the vortex.” I’ve been feeling like this is an ability that I’m evolving into (and probably so are you) but I just couldn’t grasp how to flip that switch. I knew it was possible, but couldn’t reach it.
I think that yesterday’s crash and today’s miraculous rebound were the Universe’s demonstration to me of the stark, immediate contrast between here and there, and how it’s only a matter of stepping from one vibe into another just by remembering what it feels like to be here. That switched can be flipped by a memory of feeling awesome, and if it doesn’t work right away, just keep trying. Eventually the circuit will connect.
I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on this. Share it with your friends and ask them to add their two cents. Let’s figure this out together.
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