On the path to happiness, the moment just before breakthrough is often the most intense, and also the time we’re most likely to resist.
A hummingbird got caught in my new studio here in Matilija Canyon. I tried like hell, along with my partner and our 3 year old, to coax it toward the open doorway and window, but it wouldn’t go there. Finally I had to climb up on a chair and grab it, take it out, and release it.
One time my teacher used this image to describe that moment when we are about to break through. That moment when the bird is finally captured is it’s most terrifying moment. It thinks it’s in the clutches of a predator. Only you know that it’s okay. On the spiritual path – especially if you’re working on deep healing – it can be really simile. That force, Grace – whatever you call it, knows you’re okay in those moments when things get really hard. But to you it’s the worst. That’s the moment to trust and keep going. You might be right on the verge of a huge breakthrough.