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Sick of Being Stuck And Sugared Up

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Sick of Being Stuck And Sugared Up

I’ve been lost, truly missing in action, for some length of time that I honestly can’t identify. It’s been somewhere between a week and a month since I last remember feeling like myself.

I’ve wandered around, knowing there are things to do–many, many actions in varying degrees of importance–but largely incapable of producing any of it. I want to sleep or sink into the mindless world of books, television, and the world wide web of distraction. I’ve even been willing to sit and gaze into nothingness and examine, and then re-examine the pile of things I can’t seem to do. More than any of those rookie distractions, I want this enormous chocolate chip cookie sandwich stuffed with icing and dipped in chocolate. I can purchase it from the bakery of my neighborhood grocery store. I believe they call them yo-yo cookies but think that something like Satan’s Playground might be more appropriate.

It seems that some baggage, unresolved matter from the past, is vying for my attention. I don’t know what happened… Actually, that’s not true. I know exactly what happened and I have no business being surprised that all of this is coming up. I invited it. I summoned this spacey madness by going to a White Tantric Yoga workshop, committing to a much more healthy diet, and clearing out clutter while I launched the Sick of Being Stuck September experience. I harassed my SOBSS  students with the mantra “Release, release, release,”  and now look at me. I can already hear their amused laughter echoing in my ears. I pushed them pretty hard from the start:

Are you stuck? Are you sick of it? Do you believe that releasing that which no longer serves you from your physical environment will free you to make the changes you desire? And if not, are you willing to suspect that disbelief for a day, a week, or a month to try a different approach to change? Yes. Yes. Yes. It only takes three to change your life.

The real kicker for me, of course, is that I also did the daily challenges. I explored my relationship with stuff, the memories, the reasons behind the stuckness that resulted in all of that stuff in my physical space. I did the work, digging in the garden of my own life, while encouraging them to do the same. Much was released from my physical and mental experience and now comes the emotional side. It is time to do “The Work,” and I really hate/love or love/hate that part. I love the potential of the process, and I love the results. I hate it when I’m stuck in the middle.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at SeedsAndWeedsCoaching.com and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.

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9:36AM PST on Nov 28, 2011

It's when I have too many expectations on what to manage at a certain time, how to be, and on what speed to get over some experiences that I get stuck. Then I am beginning to compare and judge, not only me but also others, which makes me feel even more discontent.
It is when I start to be grateful for everything I do and encounter and doing the things I really enjoy doing ( not the ones I ought to do) makes me feel happy and connected again, and without much effort many things that ought to be done are being done as well.
Lynn S.: I also loved your comment!

7:06AM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Thank you! You give valuable advise for a lot of people who happen to get stuck. When I do, though, I usually turn to communication as a breath of fresh air.

10:42PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Wonderful article and I like that you chose good ol' Mother Nature to get you back to your center. For me, I like to sing--- just sing it out. Thank you.

2:14PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

thank you

8:11PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

When I get that stuck, I go back to my 3 principles: (1) I do not set out to deliberately hurt anyone (self included); (2) Everything I do will come back to me 3-fold; and (3) Nothing that I am comfortable with is forbidden.

So long as #3 takes into account #1 & #2, I can indulgence in anything that might be frowned-upon by some other part of society. (Remember that forbidding yourself something is the best way to make it your one driving passion. Choc ... processed foods ... speeding ... sex ... the specifics don't matter.)

Being a Type 2 Diabetic I allow myself 85%cs choc as part of my healthy diet - but I do occasionally indulge a craving for milk choc. I process fresh foods myself (wash, peel, cook, juice, etc) - but indulge in the occasional tub of store-bought icecream. I stick to speed limits - but 15km from home there’s a road the locals close off alt weekends to use as a 'speedway' circuit for Au$5 where I can go whenever I want to let loose. The last option made me chuckle - but you don't need to know those specifics!

If the best I can do is to drive to a beautiful, remote location (so I don’t scare the neighbours) and sit in the car and scream my lungs out (before planning and doing something constructive) then that's what I do. However, if I'm so antsy that I cannot find my focus, one of my best ways to get motivated is to schedule an hour's “down time”. HAVING to sit still and do nothing seems to be the best way to get me off my b

6:53PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Interesting article,thank you.

6:48PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Great article. I agree that a walk in the woods can do wonders. : ) Namaste

4:53PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

The best thing I've ever done for myself is giving myself permission to be human, to fall "off the wagon" sometimes, to go with the flow of healing, which is very rarely linear. "Even though I don't always live up to my own expectations, I completely love and accept myself" Christy, your presence in this world is such a blessing and your writing is always such a joy to experience.

4:03PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Thanks Christy.

2:49PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Feeling sick is a real motivator to get unstuck. I have come to realize how sick I was making myself by eating overly processed foods, and drinking soda like it was water. I did have occassions when I overindulged on things like fudge, chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, and sugar cookies, not to mention chips and such. (Like most people, around the holidays when celebrating with family and friends) However, now that I have HAD to adjust my eating because of severe illness, I am NEVER going back. It's getting easier and easier to turn things down - I just remember how bad I felt. I'm even looking forward to making some care packages of fudge, home-made candy and some other treats to two people in my family who are fighting Cancer. (and, I never enjoyed doing this sort of thing before! - go figure! Just a quick comment about taking what seems like a situation where you are "deprived" and making it into a wonderful opportunity. My body was telling me to get busy and do something different!

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