Storm Dancers do it NOW!
Dancing in the Storm – Or… Stop wasting time and start taking action from where you are right now
For many, storms bring fear, uncertainty, anxiety and the need for protection from the elements, even though we are safely tucked away inside the protection of our homes. It seems that every time we have a storm, we seem to put everything on hold, until the storm blows over.
In my executive leadership coaching, I’ve come to discover that there is an amazing similarity and alignment between a real storm with thunder and lightning, and lashing rains and a “storm” in our lives – a Life Storm. I define a “Life Storm” as a challenging situation, event, or events, real or potential, that, because of our perceptions, paradigms, and fearful approach to life, we would prefer not to experience.
Running from life?
The moment we see the dark clouds and hear a few thunderclaps caused by the lightning, we run for cover like wild rabbits escaping their hunter. Heart palpitating, eyes rapidly blinking, with anxiety coursing through our bodies, we take cover, fear driving the moment – limiting our every thought and action
In life, we have similar situations whereby we run away and hide from the life-storm we envision approaching. Whilst this may be the easiest approach to life, in the long run, it invariably and simply is not the most intelligent or empowering approach to growth and empowerment.
We recently completed an extremely successful team building events for a government department. Our pre-event research discovered a number of issues – “life storms” the people had experienced and tried to avoid in the past, that was affecting their present-day performance, energy, enjoyment, and health. With some simple guidance, they were able to rapidly clear the static that was created by trying to avoid the previous challenging encounters.
So the reality is… anybody can become a Storm Dancer anywhere and anytime. Make the Choice!
So here is my coaching challenge…Scan through your life-line and see what Life Storms you’ve tried to avoid. What can you do, right now, to resolve and clear the static that’s been created by your attempted avoidance of the situation.
The reality is that our bodies can survive and recover from anything, with the exception of death. So why do we go through life only dancing when the sun is shining? What’s got to happen for you to be courageous and proactive enough to become a storm dancer?
To be able to dance in de-light, as well as in de-storm, we need to grow – not remain in our prison we defensively call our comfort-zone. This means a few things that can transform your life. In fact, freedom is just a thought away.
1 Minute Wisdom for a Better Life: Growth and LOVE is the real reason you are here on this planet.
Thought 1. You are not your body or your thoughts – you are much, much, much, more.
Thought 2. Everything in your life up to now – you’ve attracted with your thoughts, decisions, and actions.
Thought 3. Pain is inevitable – suffering is a self-induced experience and fully optional.
Thought 4. There is more to life than a job, a diamond ring, a hubby, and fancy clothes.
Thought 5. 80% of people will retire in poverty – mental, emotional and financial poverty.
Thought 6. Resilience & Love are the most fundamentally potent abilities you can have.
Thought 7. Joy is your birthright. Pain, prejudice, fear, and politics – you’ve learnt from people hurting themselves unnecessarily.
Thought 8. You think you are awake and aware… But in truth, you are probably still fast-asleep. – Time to wake up to your power, your choices and your SELF.
Thought 9. Most people, unconsciously waste their energy, leaking it, either into past issues or future fears, leaving very little for NOW – this is how dis-ease comes about. Stress creates 99% of most illnesses!
Thought 10. You are the master of your experiences, how you interpret them, the meaning you give them, your responses to them, and the juice you get out from them.
For many people, their internal “storms” never cease. What they don’t understand, through lack of consciousness and awareness is that they are the creators of these internal storms, and/or they have allowed themselves to become infected by external attachments or energies that invisibly contaminate their thoughts, feelings, perspectives, and experiences.
We have the power of choice – Some just don’t use it, effectively.
I love the saying…If it is to be…it’s up to me! If you are waiting for the “right time”, waiting for the storms to pass or subside, you will always acquiesce and passively accept the circumstances around you. Instead, become your own storm dance leader. Become a leader of yourself and your life through your Soul. Take charge and take action with courage, love, and awareness.
Storm Dancers love and live life, no matter what the weather. Storm Dancers are free to dance anytime. Storm Dancers are courageous in the face of their fears – They act from love. They ask “why not?”, instead of “why me?” Storm Dancers are energized by the challenges of life. Storm Dancers learn, explore and grow to become more resilient, more astute, more capable, more aware and more loving. Can you really love if you have fear of losing what you love?
Fear Drives Most Choices
Most people live the game of life from the perspective of defense – protecting what you have, holding tight to what you’ve created and experienced. Consider living from the perspective of embracing and encountering what life brings. If a soccer team always defends their goals, they can NEVER WIN the game! To win we must shift our focus from fearing loss to loving the game. And the game includes winning and losing at times.
This is the reality of life that storm dancers embrace the NOW. Life includes ups and downs. To expect things to ALWAYS be up and perfect is unreasonable, and creates a great internal resistance to and stress about the unexpected and unwanted “downs” of life. Many people who are “depressed” are often unconsciously angry without enthusiasm. Storm Dancers take action instead of waiting for life to bring everything to them in a way they expect it to be.
Storm dancers are aware that their internal energy state and thoughts vibrate out into the world, impact others, and attract “like” energies and experiences.
Storm dancers have the awareness, courage and the action power to overcome anything life throws them. And the truth is… so do you. So whether you’re an unconscious Storm Dancer, a neophyte Storm Dancer or a blossoming Storm Dancer, always remember this – You have the power to make the difference that makes the real difference in your life and the lives of others.
Only 2% of people get to real LOVE
As each person develops their awareness and their consciousness, so too does their personal power and love grow. According to extensive research by Dr. David Hawkins, (Power Vs Force) less than 2% of the planet ever get to the consciousness level of authentic love. Not the weak, frail, needy, you complete me, I need you, I’ll love you if…type of love. It’s the ability to love in spite of the circumstances. Real Love – Storm Dancers take steps each day to move closer to real authentic LOVE.
Time to USE YOUR POWER…Make Your Choice & Take Action
So you have a choice to make right now… Are you ready to choose to become a powerful, awake, aware, conscious, energized, loving Storm Dancer? Then choose it now and never ever again allow some external issue or challenge to inhibit your love for self and others. Choose to shine your light in de-light, it’s the light thing to do.
Storm Dancers do it with Energy, Passion, and real Love in de-light.
Your REAL Results Coach & Alchemist
Tony Dovale – 083-447-6300