I know.  Sometimes it just feels like nothing is working. You've read the books, meditated, thought new thoughts, taken new actions and still NOTHING seems any different!  You are tempted to just throw in the towel and pitch a hissie fit. I've been there.  

I was brought out of a deep sleep this morning by my Chihuahua howling in her basket.  I turned on the light, she woke up, looked at me and promptly went back to sleep.  I got up and put the coffee on at 4:30!  I started tuning in to what I had been dreaming and decided to blog a bit about not giving up.  

I started thinking about how long it seems to take some things to materialize.  You know what I mean.  You have a dream, a goal, and you take all the steps you are "supposed" to take and still NOTHING!  You begin to wonder what's going on here, are you doing something wrong?  Missing something?

I was thinking about this while sipping my first cup of coffee and then I got a message.  I saw my garden, all tilled, neat and planted with seed.  Nothing had germinated yet.  The seed were there.  The harvest was there.  Yet I couldn't gather the peas, corn, okra and squash.  It was  all there, waiting for me.  

A few years ago I wrote How To Thrive In A Survival Mindset World from this place of wondering how to move into a new space in life.  Things were changing for me and I didn't understand what steps to take next.  I sat in silence for many days and finally wrote the book.  It's about dreams growing from seed into experience.

Perhaps you are feeling a bit like I was and don't know what to do.  Don't dig up the garden to replant!  If you know you have planted good seed give them time to grow.  Water, mulch, nurture them, but don't give up and plow them under.  Chances are they are just about to break the soil!  

One thing I know about life and gardens is that some seed take longer to come up than others do.  The quicker the seed comes up the faster it's done.  Long germination seed last the whole growing season and produce an abundance of fruit.  Don't give up.  Let the seed germinate.  Fertilize with gratitude and going into the silence.  

I love you.. love yourself well..
Donna DeVane
The Barefoot Guru