What Jolt Is Needed In Your Life?

This summer has been so hot and lately the sky has been full of lightening and thunder.  I enjoy watching the fireworks of nature from inside.  Yesterday I saw a guy walking in the storm and was thinking that he was nuts when the lightening seemed so close.  Has anyone reading the blog today ever been struck by lightening?  I read an account of someone who was not a very nice person being struck while on the phone.  The power of the lightening blew him out of his shoes and across the room and he had a near death experience.  I can't remember the name of the book.  He was never the same person again and he changed in a very positive way.

Where in your life do you need lightening to strike?  Where do you need a bolt of power?  Where do you need a major shift in your attitude?  Where do you need to be knocked out of old ways and habits?  Where do you need an experience that will leave your permanently altered in some way?

Wouldn't it be nice to get a bolt of light that fully awakened you?  Would that make you enlightened or emboltened (yes I know that is not a word but you know what I mean even if it is marginal humor?  The process of personal growth sometimes seems way too slow.  The lessons of life move us forward but why does it seem to take forever?  Life lessons probably are slow because we are not fully open.  There is a concept in the world about personal growth that if we don't pay attention to the lessons they keep coming with more volume until it takes a 2x4 to the side of the head to wake us up.  The goal is to get the lesson before the board is needed. 

How do you get in the way of your growth?  Where are you most dense about learning?  What blind spots do you have or are learning about?  What kind of feedback do you regularly receive that you need to do something about?  When are you going to do what deep inside you know you need to do? What kind of power surge do you need to further open your heart? 

There are a number of areas in which you (and the rest of us)  may be blinded by your own lack of light.  See if any of these fit for you: feeling superior to others also known as arrogance; unhealthy relationships you need to move on from; attitudes and beliefs that are not working for you but you hang on to them; unwillingness to accept important feedback; unexpressed and stored up emotions that are draining you or angering you; the need to look good and get approval from others; limiting thoughts that keep limiting you; ignoring you intuitive knowing; being stubborn about asking for help; rationalizing and minimizing what you need to look at more deeply; help is available and you turn it down; fear of being seen or noticed; depression that keeps making things seem to hard; people who care about you who offer help but you persist in doing it your way and on and on.

I have helped many with these issues and many other concerns.  The best way to make movement is to do things that alter your course.  Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results is the definition of crazy.  What ways can you break from the stuck and broken today?