My Latest Shit-Storm

shitstormLook around and see what the 3D world is trying to reflect back to you. What is happening in the external world that is trying to inform your inner world. There is always something the Universe is trying to share with us.

In my case there is a shit-storm happening!

The plaza where Storm Wisdom is located is under siege with major plumbing problems that are part of the original construction. 40+ year old pipes that are disintegrating. Old sewage that is backing up. Restricted flow of water. Stench that seeps up from out of nowhere.

This has been going on for a few weeks, but is culminating now. Commercial Plumbers have been onsite for over a week with jackhammers, shovels, temporary pipes or tubes. Blocked off parking. Overflowing toilets and a basic mess!

Some of the business were completely shut down for a day or two.

We are part of it. Yet, at the same time we are one of the least affected. Two of the businesses next to us have huge holes in there floors. For us it is on either side and new pipes are being fed under our space. It has had a few unique challenges, but we are on the downhill side.

Soon what was old, stuck, blocked and deteriorating will be open, free of obstruction and flowing!

I think there is a beautiful metaphor that all of us who work here at Storm Wisdom can use in our lives. And it speaks to how far we have come on our healing journeys.

We can allow old wounding, blockages and the crap we have been holding onto – go, be released and cleared out. We can receive that which is current and new. It can be replaced without a lot of digging or processing. We can embrace and experience the new flow that is available as a result of letting any old pathways be restored and brought up-to-date. All without creating a major impact to our physical bodies.

This is the value of working in harmony with what we perceive in our 3D world… the illusion as we experience it. When we energetically tap into what we are seeing or experiencing and then simply allow it to happen for us, instead of to us.., we benefit from that awareness. We do this without creating more impact to our own physical body. We drop our resistance. We are not victimized by it. It is simply a metaphor for something we are clearing out and releasing from our past.

This doesn’t mean we don’t feel discomfort or challenged. It means we are leveraging the experience through our ability to observe it, with some detachment.

For me.., I don’t know what all this means and what it is in particular I am letting go of? Instead I am aware that there are a lot of changes I am making in my life and whatever I am letting go of is in service of not taking it with me into the next version of what I am creating. That actually sounds pretty good to me!

So I’ve found a new appreciation for my latest shit-storm!

With Light, Love, and Laughter
Charles

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  1. Charles, this is amazing! I had a plumbing problem on Friday night with my Kitchen. On Saturday it was all over the Kitchen and what mess.After the pipes were cleaned and as I was cleaning with my gloves on, it came to my awareness that I was cleaning up my spirit! The chore became so meaningful and easy. When I read this today, it made me smile. Everything is shifting and we are on the right track. Thanks so much for your insight.

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    • We always knew we were in this together Jean! Who knew it would be such a literal “parallel process”! Glad you were able to get to the deeper meaning in the midst of the chaos and mess! It does make it easier! πŸ€“

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  2. Hilarious and very thoughtful as well! Thanks Charles

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    • Thanks Jere!

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  3. Such beautiful awareness Charles! I’m so glad this recent deep clearing has been well tolerated by the Storm Wisdom family, it does speak to some of the benefits of intentional living!

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    • Thanks Vikki! It’s funny, each of us who works there had our own experience, role and challenge/opportunities. We were all definitely “in it together”! Luckily not up to our knees! πŸ€“

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  4. I wonder how many times in our lives we get, receive or are forced to face that message about holding on to the old too long, until it builds up and explodes? It can be the literal and drastic, like your plumbing challenge, or something as simple as cleaning out the closet so you can shut the door. I’m glad you all are able to “rise above” the shit-storm! Are you sure it isn’t just a result of your immediate neighbor to the south?!!! ; )

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    • πŸ€“πŸ‘ messages, insights, & reflections are all around us Teresa! And you maybe right! Sometimes when we stand to close to someone who refuses to get let go of their old stuff.., we get sprayed by the explosion when it finally can’t be contained!!!

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  5. What’s going on…I also have a plumbing problem in the kitchen that appeared after a lot of damage had been done. !!! But YES YES YES to your comments, Charles!!! It’s a “go with the flow” and and it’s like the song we sang as a child “Row Row Row Your Boat…Gently Down the Stream”
    it’ was as an adult that I first realized the power of that rhyme.

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    • Well Donna, sorry to hear you are moving through the same kinda crap! I think a lot of us done with the way things have been and are now cleaning house! I feel in good company!

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  6. Hello, i’m new to receiving the newsletter. Just wanted to chime in how this post was spot on for life transitions/navigations i’m going through. And helped me pause to perhaps see things differently than wanting to blast through things, people.

    Thank you. This seems like a great “community” here, reminds me of back in the early 90’s East/West bookstore in Seattle…love that place still.

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    • Thanks Michelle for joining in and being a part of the conversation and dialog! It is a great community and one that is very supportive. Thanks also for adding the potency of the “pause”! It really is the most direct route to the present moment!

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  7. I smell a rose due to your insightful sharing. Too often people buy into the adage “shit happens” without delving deeper into why or what caused it. Experience is all about messaging, unfortunately we have never been taught that truth so we let the ‘shit’ pile up until we can no longer ignore it. Then we do the human thing an try to change it; to become the doer – not relalizing all along it was what we were doing or not doing that was creating the problem. Thanks for your beautifully written, as always, observation.

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    • Thanks Joseph. As always I appreciate your insight and perspective. I realize from what you’ve said that I normally start to judge the situation or the shit.., before I begin any clean up! Which of course just makes everything worse! Live and learn!

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  8. Charles. . . Enjoyed your take on this. Looking back 40+ years what happened was very symbolic and has a spiritual meaning. Forty years ago people were transitioning from the 1960’s to the 1970’s; from the Era of Free Love, Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll to a new Era of Consumption. The need to accumulate more and more replaced the freedom to be carefree and happy with what you had.

    Moving from the ’60 to the ’70’s, incomes more than doubled (from $6,500/yr average to $16,000+), the price of gas went from 25 cents to 59 cents, and the cost of a house more than tripled (from $13,500 to $43,000). This desire to “accumulate” based on making more money, drove the following decades of consumerism. Consumerism was fueled by non-stop advertising telling you what you lacked in your life and what you had to do to get it. New cars, clothes, vacations, electronic gadgets, insurance to protect all your stuff, more credit cards to buy more stuff, and, a better job so you could pay for all of it and buy more. The ’70’s ushered in the Era of the Accumulation of Shit.

    Over the next 30 years, Consumerism became a mental illness. You weren’t satisfied with just one house, you had to have a couple more….a vacation house, a rental property or two. You needed more cars, more furniture, more insurance, more clothes, more credit cards, and now more pills because the pressure of consumption was having an adverse affect on your health. So much shit had accumulated in your life that you now were literally having trouble keeping your head “above the shit-line.”

    So where do you, Storm Wisdom, your people, and the Events you put on come in? People are drowning in society’s crap and coming through your front door looking for answers. They are in pain, hurting financially, and looking for clarity in the world. Even though, on the surface, the outside world looks a lot like it did 20 years ago, if you look just under the surface everything has changed. People know that with all the stuff they’ve accumulated that something is missing. There is a “hole in their Soul.” They know that there must be more to being here at this time on this planet.

    It’s hard as a businessperson not to take it personally. But you see it clearly not only for what is it, but for what it can become with a little cleaning out of the pipes.

    Linda

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    • Thanks Linda for sharing the perspective and history of the last forty years. Thanks for putting context on the situation that takes it out of the mundane of the personal and into the collective. And Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. It means a lot.

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  9. Charles- you always find the right words! What a beautiful metaphor! Love this post!

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    • Thanks Shana! Glad it works for us!!

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  10. Well, October was to have been a month of clearing. November is for manifesting. Let’s hope our manifestation equals our clearing! Namaste Charles and many thanks for your patience.

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    • I can go for that Suzanne!

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