I love projects. Short projects. Not long projects (like writing books). I get bored quickly (Gemini rising) so I like creative projects that I can start and finish within a week. This week-ends project was making a reversible fleece jacket for my sister. I had never made one before and it sounded like fun so I decided to give it a try. I observed something about myself that seemed like a perfect analogy for what I’ve been blogging about lately.
Because this was a brand new pattern, something I had never tried before, I kept skipping ahead in the directions so I could figure out how it was all going to come together in the end. What was interesting was that I would get way ahead of myself and then get confused because I couldn’t understand how it was all going to work. Several times I had to remind myself to go back to the step I was working on and just focus on that. Forget the outcome. Forget how I was going to get there and do what was right in front of me.
Somewhere between sewing the pockets and pinning the sleeves, it dawned on me that that is exactly what I need to do with life right now. Forget about the outcome. Forget about trying to figure out what it was going to look like when I got to the end. Just do the step right in front of me and before I knew it, I was putting the finishing touches on it.
On a completely different note, I want to tell you about a cd called Spiritual Healing by Deuter. It’s amazing. It’s produced by New Earth. A friend of mine gave it to me for my birthday last month and I absolutely love listening to it. If you can spare $12.99, I would highly recommend getting a copy of it. It is so soothing and exactly what we all need right now to remind ourselves of the peacefulness.
I’m going to sign off early tonight. I want to say a special hello to my friend John Daltrey down in Tuscon who sends me post cards from time to time to remind me to blog. Whatever you’re doing John, it’s working. I love feeling connected to people again.
I’m hoping to be back tomorrow and share some thoughts about spiritual healing. I visited my friends baby in newborn ICU today and have been thinking about healing all afternoon. But that’s tomorrow. For now, the step right in front of me is bed.
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