Boiling Frogs and Leveling Up

There’s been a lot of chaos and upheaval lately, and not just in my life – I’m hearing it from friends and clients as well.

We’re being challenged in lots of ways. Are you serious about raising your vibration? What’s really important? What is your passion? Your purpose?

Pechanko LEVEL UP by Skizocrilian

Pechanko LEVEL UP by Skizocrilian

Dissatisfaction abounds. When I was thinking about it during my meditation this morning, the parable about boiling a frog came to me.

If you drop a (live) frog into boiling water, it will react to the temperature difference and jump out. However, if you put it in lukewarm water, and gradually turn up the heat, you can boil the frog. (Whoever thought of this experiment?)

I feel like the heat is being turned up. Some people are sensitive to the heat (the challenges, the pressure) in different ways. Some people can see the chaos for what it is, and are looking for ways to change or adapt.

Other people are sensitive to the heat, but they don’t understand it, or won’t acknowledge it. They start making more and more irrational choices, trying to make things go back the way they were, and not realizing that they are heading in a counter-productive direction.

And still other people aren’t aware of the changes at all. They continue on with their day-to-day life unaware of the shift.

So when do we arrive? When is this chaos going to be done? I wish I knew! It will be done when we evolve. And then we will have other, different challenges to face. Like when you are playing a video game and you get to the boss at the end of the level – it gets really difficult, and when you overcome it, you level up. Things aren’t necessarily easier on the next level, though you’ll be better prepared for it by overcoming the boss.

Well, that’s a lot of metaphors for one blog post. The water’s getting hot, and I sure hope this is the last boss before leveling up.

I don’t really have a whole lot of words of wisdom for you. Be aware. Take care of yourself – meditate, journal, stay out (or get out) of toxic environments. Stand in your truth. Speak your truth. Set boundaries and stick to them.

Yes, yes. Easier said than done. But so is fighting the boss, or boiling the frog.



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