We both know that a band-aid helps for a little while. But it’s not the answer to the larger question, is it?
Rip off that band-aid and get to work!
Also, an update on the Ultimate Blog Challenge (hint: going strong at Day 22!)
Podcast #45: A band-aid is only a temporary fix, not a permanent solution
Hi again and welcome to the Practically Intuitive podcast. This is Lisa from Practically Intuitive.com – thanks for listening in.
I can’t believe it’s almost August! I’d ask where the time goes but not a one of us has a good answer to that so let’s just say WOW! Time sure flies, eh? I’ve been back in the 9-5 routine again for about a week or so and it’s been great. Nice to have a routine that’s familiar and people I’ve missed to talk with every day.
But here’s the thing and the very topic of this here podcast: A band-aid is just a fix and not a permanent solution. But it sure can masquerade as one unless you’re paying attention.
As I mentioned in previous podcasts, I was feeling lonely and lost without a routine and with all the upheaval in our house since I got laid off, I hadn’t created a new one. I went from enjoying the solitude those first few weeks to being sucked into a vacuum of sadness where it seemed hard to even find the motivation to do anything. This was not quite the way I envisioned things going when the Universe opened the door for me back in March.
Spilling all this out to my wonderful coach Jaelin, I understand now where some of it is coming from. One of my life lessons this go-round has to do with being shunned for reasons I cannot even figure out. Most of us have people that come and go in our life but I seem to have an abundance of that, especially in my late-teens and early twenties. And I had that wonky intuitive thing going on so I knew something was up but not what it was exactly. I used to wonder what I had done that caused people to just up and leave me. Or literally turn their back on me like some did in college. If I was a pisshead or something, it’d be nice to know what I had done that offended them so I could change it. But nope, no one ever told me.
This pattern goes on to this day albeit in a much smaller way. As I began to put the pieces together, I came to see some issues that were rooted in past lives because none of it made sense in this one. I knew what I needed to do to start shifting the energy of “shun me, whydontcha?” out of my field.
Did I do it? Nope. Why? Well, the job thing came up (oh, how convenient, right?) and a million other reasons for me not to do the work that I needed to get moving through the yuck.
In the back of my head, I could hear Jaelin saying that just because my need for connection and engagement was being met back at the old job didn’t mean that the issue was taken care of. It was a temporary fix.
Yeah, yeah yeah, I said. I know it. I do.
And of course, that sadness and loneliness went POOF now that I had a routine back again. If I weren’t as conscious as I am, it’d be easy to think that all I needed to feel better was chatting with some people every day.
Like me, Jaelin is able to channel Guides and teachers in Spirit and through her, mine pretty much said that this issue is a pivotal one for me. I need to get it now so that I can move to the next step along my path. And that’s why it’s showing up in the big way it did.
Sometimes those steps are small and easy ones, sometimes they are like this: pivotal and like a puzzle. Each piece leads to the next and you don’t see the whole picture until you’re done.
It’d be too easy to ignore all of this until “suddenly” find myself once again in that lonely hole once this job assignment is done.
But you know me – I rarely, if ever, ignore the wisdom of my Guides because I know better. And if they are saying this is a pivotal piece, then I better get to it. Otherwise, the cosmic 2 x 4 will hit me a lot harder than just an inner sadness I can’t shake.
The point of this story and yes, I do have one is this: if you start digging into what’s making you feel the way you do and you come upon something that seems (key word) to make you feel better in the moment, it’s a band-aid. That includes food, sex, alcohol, drugs, buying stuff … you all know what I’m talking about. I know you do.
Temporary fixes, all of them.
Until and unless you do the work (whatever that may be for you), you haven’t made any movement forward. You’re just treading water. And the same issue will keep showing up in your life.
I’m ready to move my crappy energy out and get going toward what waits for me. What about you?
By the way, I’m still going strong on the Ultimate Blog Challenge and there’s been nary a Brogan-dog story yet! I’m writing about all kinds of things – woo, non-woo, you name it. Tuesdays are TMI days so you get to learn lots more about me than perhaps you ever wanted to know! There’s also an archive of all these posts so you can read any you might want to catch up on.
That’s all for this week. This is Lisa from practicallyintuitive.com – enjoy your week and we’ll talk again soon. Bye for now!