Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Fall, crawl or fly free. The choice is yours.

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It can be daunting to fly above the fray. To keep your sights set on the limitless possibilities of the sky above. Especially if the weight of the world feels like it is dragging you into the mud.

Regardless of what is happening in the world around us, we have the choice in how we respond. We can decide to get mired in the grit and grime of fighting for every step on the path, or, we can choose to focus on the possibilities of the sky above and keep soaring higher and higher.

When I was healing from a relationship that almost cost me my life, and everyone and everything I loved and held dear, I was very, very broken. Every day, I would take my trusty Ellie, the Wonder Pooch, for a walk in the woods up the street from where I was living. I would walk along the path, deep into the woods and the worry and woes would invade. I was broke and broken, I felt lost and afraid and I was terrified I would never heal, never be able to reclaim my life and repair the damage and hurt I’d caused in my daughters’ lives.

I wanted to stay stuck, to not take responsibility for my life, to not move forward. I was so scared.

And still, I knew I had to make a choice. I had to decide to live or be the walking, breathing dead.

I had to decide if I was going to let the worries and woe weigh me down, or allow myself the grace of healing in Love with every step I took.

And so, I chose to look up into the sky high above the treetops. I chose to listen to the wind rustling in the leaves, the patter of Ellie’s paws as she raced amongst the deadfall along the path. I chose to hear the birds, and to see the blue sky and light high above.

Looking up and believing in the infinite possibilities of the sky above didn’t change the challenges I faced.

It did change how I felt, how I stepped, how I saw my situation.

I could see myself as locked in on a path of darkness, surrounded by deadfall, fearing ‘what comes next’.

OR

I could see myself surrounded by limitless possibilities spanning the horizon, fearlessly opening me up to the anticipation and mystery of “what comes next”.

I held the key to the choices I made.

To fall, crawl or fly free.

 

 

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Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

5 thoughts on “Fall, crawl or fly free. The choice is yours.

  1. flight of fight are not the only options – just the ones we instinctively, protectively, reach for

    staying a course, or carving a new one seem idle distractions compared to fighting for or running for our life

    if want a life about fighting, or about running, that works

    but if want a life about rainbows and spring flowers – we have a need for a lot of rain

    all you need is one drop of water, and one seed, and you can grow anything from anything – anywhere, with anyone

    m

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  2. Generally speaking the only one in control of the choices we make is ourselves, but sometimes we may feel we are forced into a decision we would rather not make.

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  3. So very true Joanne — it is a hard place to be when we think we are being forced into a decision.

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  4. I love, love, love your artwork. Thank you for sharing yourself so clearly and helping those of us who also want to fly free.

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