Spirit: Let’s talk about running. Running is a sport that can be solitary and can also have companionship. When it’s just done as a way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise it’s a positive thing. When, on the other hand, it’s done as a way to literally run away from your problems instead of addressing them head-on, obviously, it’s not a good thing.
It is important to face your problems, not bury them deep inside yourself or run away from them. It’s good to just look them in the face and ask why they are there. Is the purpose to teach a lesson that your soul wants to learn? Is it so you can experience something on the Earth that your soul can’t experience when it is home without a body? What is the reason? Are you playing a “bit part” in someone else’s life? Maybe the problem or issue or fear that is facing you is actually a bigger component of someone else’s life that you agreed to help with when you had your soul discussions before incarnating. There are so many ways or directions this could go, but it is always best to face it head-on. And by facing it head-on it doesn’t necessarily mean you are confrontational. It may in fact mean that you leave a fight, or choose not to get in someone else’s face. As long as you are doing this consciously, THAT is what is important. The unconscious leaving or running away from something versus examining it as you would a rock along the path of the road, is what is so critical. You see, when you examine the rock, you identify its many facets. You identify that it might be smooth on one side and multifaceted on the other. It may have brilliant or dull colors. It may be sharp or smooth all around. Just as you look at this rock with a new sense of awe, you should approach each issue with that same wonder. Almost like an observer looking over your shoulder saying, “What have we here? What did you just find? What fresh hell is this?” And when you ask the questions, you can take yourself out of the emotional fight or flight response for just a moment to objectively decide how you want to address the issue. Is it really such a big thing, or are you just making a mountain out of a mole hill? It may just be a minor glitch or a tiny little rock over which you need to step, or it may be a hurdle that you need to jump across or a large river to forge across, but only by stepping aside objectively, can you assess the situation. Now obviously sometimes you don’t have time to step aside and look at the issue objectively for a length of time, but still try to keep your head about you, even if you’re in full fledged flight or fight mode. Ensure that your logical mind is in control vs. your emotional mind making the best decision for you. Then later assess and acknowledge the emotional response you had. Did it serve you well? Did it engage your logical mind as you needed it to, to take action? It’s about observing and appreciating the complex being that you are. You have much to offer and when all of your different components are working effectively, you will just hum along, so that some things that come up will just end up feeling so minor to you, that you may not even realize that a crisis has been averted because you are working like the well-oiled machine that God intended. Your various parts from your soul to your logical mind to your emotional response will all be in concert singing a lovely tune, and you will truly hum along.
So the lesson is to enjoy running for the enjoyment, but not to run AWAY from things. Avoidance, in the end, is never a solution, because at some point you always have to deal with whatever you’re avoiding, and by addressing it early, it doesn’t have time to grow into something that feels insurmountable. Enjoy the journey.