Stuck, stagnant and frustrated? It’s time to bring vision and movement into your life
Qi (energy) is all around us. It is in the wind, in flowers, in us and in every living thing. At this time of year the natural flow of energy is to rise and to move without obstruction. Many people in life get stuck and lost because they focus too much on the obstacles that are in the way of their goal. They focus on the things in the way instead of focusing on what they want. They become stuck, stagnant, frustrated; they lose the ability to take action and become defeated.
But if we look to nature we see that there is plenty of opportunity for growth and flow as the natural world comes alive after a deep slumber. Bulbs buried underground for the long winter bravely show themselves. The world becomes colourful and vibrant with the energy. I often think how brave the little snowdrop is popping up in an otherwise barren flowerbed.
It always reminds me of the cyclical nature of our own lives; the world and us go through periods of great change, movement and growth. It is part of personal and global evolution.
It is important to keep this movement and flow in our lives. Sometimes it is necessary to let go of things in order for growth to happen. This may feel like failing but often it is just keeping things in flow, moving stagnation.
Just before the snowdrop came out of the earth it must have been in the darkest place – but it did not say: “I give up, I have no hope”. It just kept searching for the light, letting itself be carried by the energy, without resistance and with flexibility. Like the pioneer, daring to forge ahead, striking out on its own.
So if you are feeling a bit stuck in your life, stagnant and frustrated ask yourself: What is my vision for my life? Look at yourself in the mirror, really stare deep into your eyes, connect to your soul and be with your true self. See what comes to the surface and act on it.
Things that create movement
Emma is an integrated women’s health expert, registered acupuncturist and author (emmacannon.co.uk)
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