Tuesday, June 11, 2013

6/12/13—Making a Solid Plan

Today's Draw: Time for Growth, Healing and Make a Solid Plan from Tierney's personal oracle in the You position from the Deck of 1000 Spreads. Is there an area in your life where you're not making sufficient progress? Do you have a solid plan in place? What is the most effective type of plan to help you make the most progress—something structured or something looser?

One of my Facebook friends died yesterday. I can't tell you how many times over the past couple of years that I've "known" him that I've heard his "voice" in my head. See, he had diabetes and ultimately he died from complications that came from that. And I remember him telling me that he had screwed around too long in getting his issue under control and now he was paying the price for it. 

Since that time, his life was one medical issue after another until finally he had kidney failure and died. He was someone who, frankly, I probably knew as a kid. But I didn't remember him from back then. I only came to know him on Facebook as people friended each other in anticipation of a class reunion that was held a couple of years ago. His passing has saddened and shocked so many of those in my Facebook sphere today. 

Like I said, I've heard his voice in my head multiple times over the past couple years as I've strayed off my path and realigned, strayed and realigned in my struggle with diet and exercise and keeping my own diabetes under control. In the scheme of things, I do have diabetes, but I don't have the numbers of people who are in big trouble. Yet. And a couple of years ago, I had actually dieted myself out of being considered diabetic as far as my numbers were concerned. But like I said, I've realigned and strayed, realigned and strayed since then and am now in the process of realigning again with the help of my nutritionist, coach, energy healer, all-around great gal, Alana Sugar. (Yes, that's her real name.)

Alana, if she doesn't mind me promoting her, is a fabulous gift in that she could have given up on me a long time ago. For a while, I gave up on her, like an out of control addict falling off the wagon. She has worked with me and stuck with me and done what she could, even if that meant that she listened to me whine for an entire session or worked with me energetically when I wouldn't allow her to nutritionally. She's a good egg. 

Anyway, today's draw is about growth and healing and making a solid plan for both. And it occurred to me, that I kind of wing it a lot of the time, especially where health and fitness is concerned. And that's not working for me. Nor does a very strict plan that limits me in any way. That much I know. That's why I keep falling off the wagon. I don't like limitations. But it occurred to me that, while I have some sort of vague plan, it's not really solid and directed. In many ways, Alana is my plan. And while she is an enormous help to me and keeps me motivated, she can't do the work for me. 

This is a valuable thing for me to be aware of today. When it comes to my personal and professional growth, I have some sort of vision of what the finishing line looks like and where many of the milestones are along the way. So I'm not flying blind. And I feel like I do pretty well in those areas. I could move faster, sure, but I'm not dissatisfied with my progress. 

And while I have some sense of what I want the finishing line to look like health-wise, I really haven't wrapped it in the same ambition as I have the rest of the life. There's a lot more to it than that. There are false beliefs and wounds that need to be healed. But even healing those can be fit into the plan. Honestly, I've just been winging it and making some progress here and there. But I imagine my friend kind of winged it for quite some time before he came up with a solid plan. And he did ultimately do that. But it proved too late. So his gift to me (and hopefully to some of you) will be that voice in my head reminding me that this is a serious disease and, even though it's not evident on the outside, damage is accruing the longer I put off making a plan.

In what area of your life might you be avoiding doing "the work" or otherwise not making progress? And what kind of damage might it be doing...to your health, relationships, spirit or otherwise? What, if anything, stands between you and a solid plan? 

No comments:

Post a Comment