We all get stuck from time to time and need to lift the veil to get unstuck. It’s part of being human. Those times when we realize that we’re stuck can bring about opportunities for paramount changes in our lives. Maybe what we’ve been stuck on is small and maybe it’s large. That doesn’t matter. What matters most is acknowledging that we’ve been stuck, as it allows us to see what’s been holding us back and to even peel off the layers and get to the root of the cause of our stuckness.
I caught myself being stuck recently and I’d like to share my story talking about how I realized that I was stuck and how I felt once this stuckness lifted.
This past Sunday my partner and I were at an event in an area that I said I’d NEVER live in. I’d lived in the area years before and didn’t feel like I fit in and just plain did not care for it. When my partner started talking about the possibility of looking at houses in that area I turned to him and gave him a look of, “No way!” He then said, “I know. You’ll never live here.” This exchange with my partner got me thinking about my priorities and what I was possibly shutting out by keeping this option of where to live more limited.
The very next day I was driving in this “forbidden area” and out of the blue I started thinking, “I could live here if it means being with my partner and my daughters.” My heart filled with joy and love as I was thinking this. Knowing that I could be with my loved ones no matter where I lived and that this was a higher priority for me than living in an area that I felt I needed to live in was huge for me. I kid you not; just this one realization and opening to a possibility that may or may happen lifted a veil for me.
For me, this experience of unveiling the stuckness was not really about where to live; it was about control. I wanted it my way and I realize that now. Where we end up living I do not know. Yet, I do know that the stuckness I had been sitting in has been lifted.
I share this story with you in the hopes that perhaps you’ll stop and reassess why you are emphatically saying “No!” to something. Is it because you want it your way? Is it because it goes against your values? Is there another reason? Bringing awareness to why we’re repelled by some things can open up a new horizon. It does not mean that we need to change our stance (especially if it goes against our values). Rather, it’s an opportunity to get to know ourselves on a deeper level.
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PS: This all transpired within a 24-hour period ~ Getting triggered to letting go. Going from pure stuckness to unstuckness does not have to take a long time.