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23 Feb

I had a session with Maggi, my life coach, yesterday…a much needed session I should add. Until we spoke, I hadn’t realized how wound up with fear I really was…mostly fear of the unknown. Our hour-long session took place on the phone while I was in between appointments parked in a Starbucks parking lot. I quickly learned this is a pretty awkward place to be crying on the phone! After the first couple of people stopped and stared at me, I rolled up my window and carried on. Once I got it all out though, I immediately started to feel calmer. I had been trying with all my might to avoid feeling fearful and overwhelmed because I HATE to operate from that place. But, the more I ignored it the bigger it got. Once I came clean about it all, it started to shrink. Funny how that happens, huh? Toward the end of the call she asked me if I had read the note from the Universe a few days prior. I asked her which one and she read it to me again. I said yes I had but the words sounded differently in that moment. She made me promise I would re-read it every day until we spoke again.

. . . . . . . .

It is not from the known, but the unknown, Kate, that creativity and inventiveness are born.

Turn away from the predictable, cliche, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is greatest. Trust the quiet, find the stillness, feel the calm. Then steadily think, speak, and move as if your vision was clear. Anticipate the emotional rush that will come with your triumph. And as if by magic, as you raise your pen to write, you’ll find the words have already been summoned, flooded in light that was there all along, in a world that has just as anxiously anticipated your arrival.

The Universe

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5 Responses to “136”

  1. thoughtsontheatre February 23, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    That “Notes from the Universe” site seems so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tony Nicholls February 23, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Hugely powerful and exactly what I needed to read right now, today. Thank you for sharing.

    • katemcclafferty February 25, 2012 at 8:11 am #

      Tony thank you so very much for your comment. So happy it was what you needed to read that day!

  3. Erika February 23, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Classic 12 Step… I know just how you feel. The different for me this past week was that I was overwhelmed with gratitude. Nonetheless crazy looking for people in other cars. I wondered if I liked not having feelings at all (pre-alanon) or that I learned to feel so deeply. I think I choose the lather, even that it may cause me to flip flop on some days. It is awesome to have someone to call and reason it out when you feel like going crazy. xoxo

  4. itsakoolife February 24, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Ironically, being vulnerable requires such strength doesn’t it? I love the mental picture of you crying in your car at Starbucks…..I could TOTALLY see myself doing that! You are brave and fantastic!!!

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