Monday, January 17, 2011

Working in Truth

There is lots of work to do at our house today. Before Christmas we painted and re-carpeted the downstairs. We are now repainting the upstairs. It will be so nice, but in the meantime, I am once again living in chaos and experimenting with Truth Tools to determine what helps me stay in the Realm of Truth amidst this mess. Mr. J is working hard. I’m working as hard as I can. (I’ve got a head cold I can’t seem to shake!) And we are at the point of the project where things keep getting messier instead of looking better. Clearing out the library to paint is a major undertaking. I have about 3,000 books and then there is the computer with a thousand cords connecting to everywhere! 

I'm using every Truth Tool in my tool box. Right now I’m using music, anchoring, and humor all at the same time to keep me grounded in Truth. If I let my head wander in thoughts about the mess and how long I am going to have to live like this, I slip into the Pit fast. Instead I have to make games out of the situation by using my imagination to think about how intriguing this is—to dwell on the fun of having a legitimate mess. Right now I’m pretending I’m a child coming into this room where everything is stashed and imagining what a delight this would be. Books are stacked everywhere and furniture makes the room into a maze. 

I’m not sure any of this makes sense—kind of like my rooms right now, but I do know I’m staying in Truth and enjoying the now. Whatever it takes!

Hope you are having a holiday full of fun!