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SCARY PUMPKINS!!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in General

DO WE REALLY NEED “KNOW HOW” TO PROCEED???
When I was in kindergarten, my teacher (who should NOT have been teaching small children, by the way – old, burned out and mean!) informed our class that we would be making pumpkins the next day. Doesn’t sound too threatening right? Well, for some “unGodly” reason, I was terrified!! I didn’t KNOW HOW to make pumpkins!

EVERYONE KNOWS MORE THAN ME!!!
There was a feeling inside of me that believed that EVERYONE else knew how and that I was the only one who didn’t. I agonized over it all night and decided that there was NO WAY I was going to school the next morning! I patiently waited for my mom to go to work and told my Auntie (she took care of me when my mom was away) that I wasn’t going. My Auntie was the kindest Soul that ever lived, I swear, but didn’t intimidate me too much for that reason. In other words, she was kind of a “softie” so I wasn’t too afraid to tell her “I’m NOT going”! She tried to talk some sense into me to no avail. She warned me that my mom was going to be upset with me when she got home from work, but left the decision up to me. I stood firm in my decision as NOTHING was more frightening than making pumpkins when you “don’t know how”!!

HOLY CRAP! TELL ME IT’S NOT SO!!!
Well, needless to say, Auntie was right… Mom was pretty upset with me but overall….I was good with it! I had successfully escaped that terrifying pumpkin project and all was back to “right” in my world. Or so I thought. The following day, as it turned out, our class was given additional time to work on the “pumpkin project” because they got started late the previous day. That was about the time all of the color drained out of my face and my 5 yr. old armpits started to sweat!

THANK GOD FOR PARENT HELPERS!!
There happened to be a parent helper in the class that day that understood I was behind and she helped me get started. Turns out, all we were doing is cutting out a pre-drawn outline of a pumpkin on orange construction paper and then given brown, green, and various other colored paper to cut out to create the face of the pumpkin to our liking. I kind of remember thinking “that’s all there is to it???”. With a little support and better understanding of the project, I proudly finished my pumpkin to be hung on the wall with the others.

HOW MANY OPPORTUNITIES PASS US BY BECAUSE WE DON’T “KNOW HOW”?
It’s interesting how that has been an unconscious pattern for me since that time. Wondering how many opportunities have passed me by. Believing I couldn’t experience them because I didn’t “know how”. Even to this day – and I truly mean – THIS DAY, that belief has kept my flow at the speed of a creek instead of a raging river. TODAY is the day that I will stop allowing this pesky, hidden belief to stand in my way! Today is the day I shine LIGHT upon it, in these words, to dissolve the darkness of the hindrances it causes.

“WHAT I DON’T KNOW – I WILL LEARN AS I GO”!
The opportunities that present themselves will be my compass into overcoming, stretching myself to new potential and expansion! There’s nothing I cannot do and I intend to enjoy the journey to the “vision” I have created for myself! I would like to invite you to also go forth and accept your opportunities as a chance to learn, grow and expand! Manifest your dreams and never forget to give thanks for what a great gift this life is to us all.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Namaste to you all!

Linda