Erin Lanahan Method

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When The Going Gets Tough…Just Keep Going.” April 9, 2010

Hey there my beautiful friend. How are you feeling today? I really would like to know what’s going on with you? What’s New? What’s Good? I ask you what is new and good because it can be so easy to get too focused on what’s old and bad. We all too often get wrapped up in what isn’t going well or what doesn’t feel good, without even knowing it, so I always ask my clients what is new and good:) I know it helps me when I’m in need of a mental and emotional shift! We all have those times in our lives, when things just don’t look the way we want. Do you know what I mean? Whether it’s our job, our body, our relationships, our spiritual practice, our exercise routine, our social life, or all of the above! I find that it is so important to get use to and accept the ebb and flow that is natural and totally relevant on this journey we call life. Unfortunately, it is very tempting to entertain the idea of “giving up” when the going gets really tough on us. How many of you are going through something like this now? I just happen to be coming out of a period like this myself. A girlfriend and I were talking about it the other day and she describes these ebbs as “growing pains.” I like that because that is exactly what they are.

When life throws things in your face, that are overwhelmingly painful, or almost impossible to cope with, JUST KEEP GOING. You will move through all of it eventually. Feel the fear, the pain, the sadness, the lack of energy, and show up to your life anyway! We can’t always look and feel perfectly together, pretty, and at ease. For example, when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it goes into its cocoon while it transforms. If you were to peek at this creature mid way through it going from caterpillar to butterfly, I’m sure it would look pretty messy and ugly. However, as you know, the ending result is a beautiful creature with colorful wings that can fly! When the going gets tough, the caterpillar doesnt’ say “this is too hard, I’m just gonna stop my transformation and go back to being a caterpillar.”  In fact…it couldn’t go back even if it wanted too. That is the same with you and I. Once we have begun to transform, the process is in forward motion and will happen whether we like it or not. Embrace your process, and when things feel ugly and messy, just remember the butterfly. You too will become something even more beautiful than you were before. When the going gets tough, just keep going. You will be flying high before you know it!

Have you ever gone through something that just felt yucky? Do you have trouble staying in faith and trusting your growth and healing? What do you do when you are faced with challenges that make you want to run the other way or hide from the world? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave all questions and comments here for me on the blog!


2 Responses to “When The Going Gets Tough…Just Keep Going.””

  1. Holly Builder Says:

    Thank-you for the above words. I deeply needed to read them as I am a bit yucky and messy today but I found relief in your words about transformation. I still need a lot of work on the patience part and I am trying extra hard in this New Year but have you know my dearest family 2011 IS MY YEAR!! Yes it is and I will certainly share all its glory with everyone!! If I have to get a ‘+’ tatooed across my forhead to remind me to stay positive I will! Anyway…I follow ya babe…you are my inspiration so cheers to us this year!!

    • Erin Lanahan Says:

      Hi Holly…thanks for visiting me here. I do know that 2011 has so much energy available to lift us all up into totally new positive vibrations. This is the month and the time for not allowing anything to hold you back. Just do it, whatever it is you feel in your heart and trust it will all work out. I am always here to talk with you. Love you so much!!!

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