The Big Dig

I thought it was high time that I got back to blogging since I’ve taken off now for 3 months.

Note to self:  Schedule time for more frequent blogs.

So here I sit, wondering what to write.  It is usually quite peaceful with my window open and the sound of nature drifting in.  On this day, however, I hear the sounds of BIG equipment moving dirt back into the trenches that had been dug in order to replace the water pipes.  The sound of the machinery is distracting enough, but the beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep when they back up is downright irritating!  So how can I turn this into something to write about?  Hmmmmmm.

Well, for starters, let’s see what I can make of the metaphor of digging trenches to replace water pipes.  Water is certainly necessary for our physical well being, so I can at least be grateful for their preventive measures in replacing the old, old pipes.  So what in my life needs digging in order to be replaced?  Oh drats!  It took less than a nano-second for the thought to pop up into my consciousness!  Faulty core beliefs, of course!  But what are these faulty core beliefs?  If they were conscious (above ground) they would be easy to identify, but alas!  They are subconscious (underground), so here I sit, knowing I have faulty core beliefs without being conscious of what they are.  Guess I need to go digging!  (Since this is a personal journey, I don’t need a beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep to warn others that I’m going backward in time as I dig for the faulty belief.)

Since I don’t have a hypnotherapist (other than myself) readily available to me for this subconscious dig, I will do the digging through the OH-Cards. what-happened-to-the-weekend1

Here are the two cards I just drew.

Oh dear!  A calendar (my nemesis) with someone looking at their watch.  If I worked for someone else, I would say that was my boss with a not-quite-so-subliminal message to hurry up and get something done!  So……………  since I work for myself, it must be ME giving me a not-quite-so-subliminal message to hurry up and get something done!

Now what am I procrastinating about?  Drats!  Another nano-second response.  My web site, of course!  My web site designers have done their part.  It’s up to me now to get all the classes written up and the demonstrations video taped.  I only have three more classes in the hypnotherapy training course to complete.  Doesn’t sound like much, does it?  But you see the word WEARY that surrounds the picture?  Yep, that’s me, too.  But when I think about it, I am not weary of writing the classes.  I am weary of worrying about writing the classes.   That sounds downright ridiculous!  But wait!  Something is niggling up into my consciousness!  I think that I may have tapped into the faulty core belief.  The one that says that in order to be successful, it takes very very very very very very HARD work, and even then I might screw it up!   So with me being so close to getting the online courses up on the site, all of a sudden I begin dragging my feet, and then worrying about getting it done before family get-togethers in July.  Jeesh!!!!!  Formula for failure, don’t you think?  This is a core belief I wouldn’t mind saying goodbye to.

So how did I get it in the first place?  And how do I get rid of it?  I think I’ll save this for my next blog.

2 Responses to “The Big Dig”

  1. Mickey McReynolds says:

    What a beautiful website!

  2. Vanessa says:

    I also think the hard work = success (and pretty much ONLY hard work = success) message is so rampant in our society. Just the other day I saw a Twitter post attributed to Thomas Jefferson: I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

    I think the other thing is what KIND of hard work it is. If it’s ‘do this or be punished’ work (like school homework or a task for an employer), it’s do or die and it gets done.
    If it’s ‘do it or the only one that suffers is me’…THAT is hard!

    In other words, you’re not alone and hang in there.
    And GET TO WORK already! 😉

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