This wasn’t on your life’s agenda, this difficulty. Neither was having your heart broken or losing a close friend or being mistreated, disrespected or cheated by anyone. Like so many “hard knocks” in life, one may choose to pause, review and reassess, take inventory of one’s resources, make a plan, perhaps a strategy and move along, wiser, not just having had an experience, but wiser from allowing it to teach you…
The movie Groundhog Day is such a great example of first, not learning about yourself, then of awakening to previously unknown possibilities. Life has a way of presenting a challenge over and over and over again until we get it right or until we learn the lesson. It comes wrapped in many packages so cleverly that we don’t recognize that it’s the same challenge to our self-esteem or our ego or our sense of value or sense of loyalty or self-care or care of others or _____________________ (pick from thousands).
Every difficult situation that we encounter is a teaching. We may need to change the lenses through which we see the world or ourselves. You may think, really? this too? I’ve got my hands full already. I need to re-evaluate my life in the midst of a major life event too? Yes, as a great teacher, Jack Kornfield says, and this too. Now. It’s the only time we have.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone. You may think that no one talks about infertility, but we talk about it A LOT here at Heal from Within. We talk about how it affects us, what it brings up for us, how it affects our relationships, the crazy (stupid) things that people say, sometimes what we say back! and how it makes us feel, deep down inside, which is where we go with a metaphorical flashlight. We find strength in talking with others. We find inspiration. We find compassion and understanding. We help each other go forward together with many oars rowing together, rather than a single oar that keeps you going in circles.
Don’t let this special time slip away. There is much to learn. Come to Fertility Road this Tuesday, July 2 from 6:30-9:00PM or register for the Fertile Mind-Fertile Body Workshop starting September 11, 2013. Allow your senses, the ones you know about and the ones you don’t, to Awaken. There are many more take-aways from this journey, than just your baby.