Today I gave a good burial to my long time friend, my android tablet. I did try to have it revived at my local carrier where I purchased it. But after quite a while in their recharger, the woman assisting me gave me the bad news. The device was a big part of my life. I took it with me to the coffee shop, worked on it, played on it. Watched Netflix and Amazon videos on it. But I knew it was on its last legs. It wasn’t performing very well, and the battery died quickly and had to be charged regularly. It seemed to have outlived its usefulness.
Even though it was clearly dead, I wanted to put it back in my bag. It only felt right to bring it back home and say goodbye to it in my own way.
I had a myriad of choices before me, as to what I wanted to replace it with. I could have purchased a better tablet, one that had all the features that I needed. Or I could have purchased a much more expensive but great device. One that was the top of the line in technology and had more features than I could imagine that would make using it fun and extremely efficient. The one I liked had added tools that the others didn’t and using those tools would open creative doors for me. As an artist I value expressing and sharing my creativity.
So I opted for the best. I really didn’t give any thought to second best this time, because I knew that this was an investment in myself. Yes, a bigger investment than another device would have been. But I’m worth it. I don’t want second best. And, yes, I couldn’t help myself and went for the analogy:
WORTH THE WAIT
In this embodied enlightenment, we are each making an investment in ourselves. We have tolerated second and third best all our lives, and we are not willing to do that anymore. We are in this for the long haul and we are going to need the best equipment. I’m not even sure what that means, and it means something different for each of us. But it has to do with the quality of life here on the planet. If things are not working anymore in our life, we do not have to tolerate them. Whether it’s old energy relationships that drain our battery regularly, or a job or any situation. And even our financial and health situation. Our bodies are the last to catch up with these changes so we do unfortunately need more patience with them. But part of the transformation is also coming to understand that loving ourselves more does trigger some uncomfortable bodily conditions, but that self-love is also an important factor in releasing those conditions.
Especially as women, there is the notion that we must suffer to validate our existence. That is an old pattern that is in the process of being released, fortunately. Yes we are giving birth to a new enlightened woman within us, but we no longer need to go through the labor pains of that birth. That is not required of us anymore.
So I purchased the device at my local dealership, and they told me they did not have one in stock. So I have to wait for it to be delivered to my home. There was that bit of anxiety of wanting it NOW. But I know in my heart that it will be worth the wait.
Enjoy, Tell Me Everything Is Alright from my album, Soulful Sounds:
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