In the early days of charity work in Africa. They’d go in, to help a village by building it for them and leave, which left the villages relying on the workers to come back and maintain etc. Then the charities learnt that the better way would be to go in and show the village how to do the work, how to build and how to maintain. This left the village self-empowered.
My books, classes and especially courses are designed for exactly this. Coping and maintaining our health is a 24/7 job. That’s why I give out so many handouts on the courses, so you can refer to them if you’re struggling with any part of yourself. Just as I must do when I’m heading for the ‘pit’ – or sadly too often, once I’ve reached the bottom.
The journey of life is just that, ours, to live and experience. The good and the bad, and as much as we, as caring human beings want to help, rescue, save someone who is struggling, remember the story in the book about the little boy trying to help the butterfly get out of the cocoon.
Of course, as I write those words I’m reminded of my desperate need to fight injustices, and I’ll still carry on shining a light on things that need highlighting and raising awareness on parts of our health system that I believe could work better for us.
Before I close, look at the words in the last paragraph. Raising, shining, light, highlighting. All high energy words because we are all energy based. Sometimes I look into my tool cupboard and desperately want to do a job, but I know I just don’t have the physical, or mental energy to even start it, never mind finish it.
This has always left me frustrated and in the past, also incredibly angry at myself for not being able to do the things I used to be able to do. But finally, I’ve learnt to be kinder to myself and to go with whatever turmoil is going on in my head, or heart. That if I’m kind to myself I’ll learn whatever it is that needs releasing from my system that’s holding me back. At this moment sadly I expect it’s still my grief. But I’m where I am for a reason and as much as I still wish I could decorate a room, or rearrange the garden, most days I just can’t and for today at least that has to be ok.
So when this is finally over and we are able to meet up in class once again, to re-call, and re-cap on how we’ve all coped (or not) during this crazy time in history (and that should be some first class eh lol) you know I’ll be asking how often you dipped into the course files/books, or how often you completed the Me Programme – as we’ve had time to do it twice now – and no I haven’t either lol, because you know if nothing else, I’m always honest about my own journey.
I think this time we’re in is what many of those in metaphysics have waited for since 2012. It’s a time of change. It’s all about communication, transparency and honesty. Especially with ourselves.
So, when my health allows, I’ll add more on the website for you to access 24/7, and remember I’ve put contact details of other local organisations on the page too.
Hopefully not too long now till we can meet in person. Till then, stay strong. Marie x