Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tangles Happen

Whew! It's been an exciting time lately for me....the shop is moving....to a lovely location, just down the street. The move was unexpected, and I do not exactly "embrace" change, so, for a while, it had been a stressful situation. I guess I should not have worried... a good friend always says "the universe will provide". Another friend says 'Let go and let God."

To the Universe, God, a hearty thank you!
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Yesterday I received a free magazine in the mail called "Living Crafts"
An article caught my eye, about yarn as a metaphor for life.
I found this article so close to home, so true, and so touching, that despite the fact I am a terrible typist, I must include some of the content of the article in today's entry.
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TANGLES HAPPEN
by Elizabeth Seward
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When untangling a ball of yarn,the first step is to gently loosen the yarn, without expectation of immediate success or resolution and being careful not to break, pull or inadvertently tighten the yarn. Pulling tightly in one place can make a knot in another less visible place. One must be prepared for this to take longer than expected, and remember not to take this personally. The yarn is NOT knotting to make your life more difficult! At times, it seems easier to throw away the yarn, to walk away and buy a new ball. But commitment tells us to persevere.
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The most effective approach is to believe the thread really will untangle. I always tell myself -sometimes out loud-that if there is one end, there has to be another. If there are three ends,there will be fourth and in time, the ends will become clear. Untangling yarn, requires "listening" to the yarn, stepping back and allowing the pathways to emerge; knowing they will not emerge without my own involvement, and that the solution is in the yarn itself, not in me.
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When people are in conflict with each other, it is a fine thing. Something of high value to each party draws them together. They encounter each other and confirm the strength of their common bond. Apathy or disengagement from each other presents a far greater problem. People do not benefit from their problems being "solved" for them, just as tangled yarn does not untangle when it is cut. People need an attentive peacemaker who recognizes that if there is one end, there must be another. Like yarn, people share common thread and are part of the pattern of each other's lives.
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There is lots more in the article, but you get the gist of it.....and so did I. Now, to put it into practice,, and stop pulling so hard,,,,, but still stay invovled.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes ma'am..............just ask the universe........and everything you require will be yours!
hugs
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