I had a really good friend, a fellow eagle—as I call her— somebody who always tries to see the highest perspective in life and always be an optimist, call me at 6:20 this morning in panic. She said, “Lisa, I need help. I’m in the fog right now and I’m freaking out because I can’t see my way through it and I don’t know how to get out of it and I don’t know what the end result is.”
I said, “Well, what’s going on?”
She said, “I’m trying to do all these major life changes and normally I can meditate or pray and ask God, and I’ll have some kind of clarity about where I’m going. I don’t feel that I’m moving forward.”
I said, “Okay, here’s what’s going on. First of all, you’re still on your magic carpet ride and you’re still moving forward. I’ve never met a person who seeks change actively and doesn’t achieve it.” That’s a huge realization right there. I’ll say that again. I’ve never met anybody who seeks change actively and doesn’t achieve it. They may not achieve it on the timeline they are expecting but they eventually do change.
The very act that you’re watching this YouTube channel, that you’re allocating minutes to your life because you want to better yourself, tells me you’re on that path of change. The very act that my friend called me and said, “Help. Help, I’m stuck. Help, I need to move forward,” is validation that she’s on that path of change.
I shared with her that we all go through these periods of fog. The problem is it happens. It happens all the time. Probably, if you really thought about it, you’d remember times in your life where you were stuck. Somehow we forget, and more importantly, we forget that we were stuck and we unstuck ourselve. We didn’t document the evidence of how we got out of it
That’s one of the things I do. I take notes on myself all day long. I take notes on my successes. I really take notes on my challenges. More importantly, I take notes on how I transform out of my challenges. Why do I do that? Because it’s an evidence world. I’m always collecting evidence. I’m always collecting evidence that I’m manifesting, that I’m transcending, that change is occurring.
What I said to her is “Have you been through this before,” and she said, “Absolutely. My husband said I’ve been through this several times in my life and I always pulled through.”
I told her about a story that I had where years ago I took a friend ice skating. I love to ice skate and she didn’t really know how to skate. She was terrified. She was terrified of falling. We went out on the ice and I said, “Okay,”, and held her hand. I said, “We’re going to fall now,” and she said, “What?” I pulled her down to the ice.
There she was on the ice. I said, “So, that was your worst fear. How do you feel?” She said, “I feel fine.”
I said, “Great, you landed on your butt. You didn’t break your wrist. We’re perfect. Let’s ice skate.” She ice skated for the next hour and didn’t fall. But our biggest fear is that we’re going to fall and we’re either going to get hurt or we don’t how to get back up again. Beyond that, for those of us who are really progressive, we’re afraid of being stuck. We feel like somehow being stuck is failing. It’s not.
You have to remember that when the Universe is trying to cooperate in manifesting your desired reality, many other components need to fall into place. Maybe you want a new job. That’s great, so you’ve held that intention, and you’re in a cloud right now. You have all your resumes out. Well, the Universe is making things happen. At that dream job, somebody’s thinking “I’m going to retire and go move to Tahiti.” That person has that inspired thought happening, so that action is all occurring while your dream is still coming to you, but sometimes there’s this fog.
I like to believe that on this side of the fog, if it’s stuck and if it’s cloudy and it’s hard to see, on the other side of the fog, it’s clear, it’s moving fast, and there’s crystal-clear direction on where you’re going. Somebody very wise said to me once, “Savor this experience. Savor the fog. Savor the stuck. Be very, very aware right now that this is uncomfortable.”
Abraham Hicks always says that desire is born of contrast. If you’re uncomfortable now, be aware that you’re uncomfortable, but very soon, usually within days of your saying, “I’m all done with this stuck feeling,” you will experience the absolute opposite of that and you’ll feel gratifying movement. I promise.