Pick the Low Hanging Fruit

Question:     Based on the previous post, Thinks About Pain All the Time, the asker responded, “I feel doomed.”

Higgins:     Friend, we have talked about manifesting your desires for a long time and we have said:

  1. Lao Tzu–The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  2. You cannot jump from where you are to where you want to be. You must take one step at a time.
  3. If you are at the bottom of the mountain and you want to be at the top of the mountain you must take one step and then another.
  4. Climb the ladder one rung at a time.
  5. Climb the flight of stairs one step at a time.

We have followed your progress and we know that you have taken many small steps and now you are midway up the mountain. Pain, discomfort and now disappointment and fear drive you to plan on a miracle. Once again we suggest that you simply cannot jump that far. So we have come up with one more analogy to help you make decisions on your journey of a thousand miles.

6. Pick the low hanging fruit.

If your stomach is empty and you want to eat, do you pick the apple at the top of the tree or the one closest to hand?

When you want to achieve any goal you must take the next obvious, available step. Remember, that is your work. The Universe provides the opportunity based on your emotional level (where you stand on the mountain). Your job is to recognize opportunity and take advantage of it when it arrives before you. Sometimes it is hard to recognize opportunity when it doesn’t look the way you wanted it to look.

For example, those of you who’ve asked about jobs and money over the years–you want the perfect job and pots of money but you are at the bottom of the mountain. Taking a job that offers a measure of financial security is the next step. Using that as a building block to the perfect job is the next step. Achieving bliss is not the next step. That is why we suggest the asker of this question needs to be accessing the medical system with vigor. The medical system may not be exactly how you wanted to achieve perfect health but it is the way that is most easily available (having tried so many other options already).

Doomed implies that you are feeling like a victim. You are not a victim. The role does not suit you. Gather your wits about you and take the next step, whatever it may be. Summon whatever depth of character is needed, ask for whatever help you need, and get on with it in the best, swiftest way you can muster.

Sometimes losing your job is a good thing. Sometimes going to the doctor is a good thing. ASSUME that the Universe is creating low hanging fruit for you to pick and be glad.

Received December 28, 2016


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