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EXECUTION

(or Believe Part II)

trees and sun

trees and sun

The courtyard is prepared and bathed in sunlight.

The guards are posted at each entrance.

The wall has received this action before.

Spectators are behind protective cover. Nervous quiet extends.

Protestors gather at the edges bearing up signs and chanting.

The commenters and pundits have all published their remarks.  BELIEVE!

The big guns are primed and ready, awaiting the arrival and are not to be disappointed.

A locked  cage door is opened and from dark to yard the prisoner is escorted – wall  stoically receives.

No Blindfold.

I have chosen this execution, for the prisoner hid in my root cellar for years and years; donning camouflage and secret identities.   I must know this culprit in the light of day and recognize the value and emotion that this experience has for me.  I will see it to its conclusion. I was blind to what is now revealed.  I will be witness.

There are 5 bullets loaded one per big gun.

Bullet #1  Understanding  This involves a recognition of what this is and a clarification of how it is no longer serving; how it might be hindering.  There is no proceeding without an honest evaluation from every angle.  To recognize each emotion and to reveal each fear, it is the fire and the icy plunge into what might be the outcome.  It is the precursor to the court of judgment and the ruling.

Bullet #2  Forgiveness  Why did you not understand before this time?  What blinded this possibility? How could someone perpetrate this and invade the system – demean your privacy and thoughts? What were their intentions and how was this outcome tolerated?  Was everyone blind, on another path, or not ready to understand?  Who was laughing?  Was it just part of the game and some of the rules went missing? Who was the winner?  Was there a winner?  Should I worry?  Was my slip showing?

Release and let go, sometimes over and over again….until filled with light and peace – sometimes exhaustion.

Bullet #3  Acceptance  Is it released and let go?  Now is not the time to tamp it down and cocoon it in a shell of spit and excrement.  Try again. Even yet again.

Now own it and wrap it up in the presence of understanding.  Cajole and coddle it and memorize the contours of the face of it.  Touch it with your finger tips just until you can find a full embrace.

Blame is its own master of destruction.  Guilt serves only itself.  Call for help if needed.

Bullet #4  Gratitude  Smile in satisfaction.  Beam in joy and bliss.  Laugh out loudly and roll the stone away.  The baby does not scowl on the first stroll, but walks with pure enjoyment knowing it will try, try again.   Sing out loud and whistle a happy tune.  Never ever forget to say thank you for effort and connection.  Skip the chocolate, almond, fudge ripple and go straight for the gusto of contentment.

Bullet #5  Compassion*  Jump in with both feet.  Hear the bells ringing and listen to their song.  Recognize the story journey in someone else.  Gloat not.  Pride and praise are not for strutting.  “I’ll be calling you …ou… ou… ou”   There are travel agents all over the place.  Your spirit guide will find you.  Be open -hearted and ear-ed.  Angels do not just whisper and chant, they cause tripping and falling into grace; not to mention that sometimes they push and shove.  Oh yes!  The new wisdom shall find you – just keep looking.

When one knows better, one will do better.

It is a good thing this execution.
Ready, Aim, Fire!
It is over and it is only begun.
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*Compassion: The capacity to reconstruct the situation imaginatively, and to respond emotionally in ways defined by meanings and values.  From the combination of these capacities emerge two features that distinguish true compassion from a merely sentimental or impulsive response: the inclination toward informed, intelligent actions and the willingness to risk and give of oneself to alleviate suffering. In other words, it is an active verb.

Your comments are greatly appreciated.
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15 Responses to “EXECUTION”

  1. Talon Says:

    I love visualization. It’s a powerful tool. And while the idea of an execution might seem brutal, it sounds like this is the perfect resolution.
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..That magical time of year… =-.

  2. Patricia Says:

    Talon,
    from my years of counseling work I find it to be quite true that in order to make a major life change -as with a value in the operating system of life, one needs to experience the pain of it….I wanted to share that changing a deeply embedded value takes a might effort to find release and the discovery of the new value to promote your operating system. That is why so many people do not make significant life changes. It is hard

  3. Jannie Funster Says:

    Holy tree limb, Batman! Deeply run these waters.

    Beautifully put, Patricia. Very honest.

    I am particularly fond of forgiveness, it releases the forgiver perhaps even more than the forgivee, a true gift.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Getting To Know Him… Getting To Know All About A Wonderful Blogger. =-.

  4. patricia Says:

    Jannie,
    Yep…one’s got to dig deep to get the desired change and result…I really wanted like an old cowboy movie poster pic on this one, but my IT is too busy!…
    and I am noticing nearly zero traffic on Friday’s this Holiday season, with 11 here for a week this month, I think I may need to also cut back to two posts a week until the New Year….
    One can do it all but not all at the same time!

  5. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    Beautiful! I’m working on gratitude. Can’t say it comes naturally to me.
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..Former Miss Argentina Dies After Cosmetic Surgery =-.

  6. Patricia Says:

    Vered,
    Thank you. I find gratitude is very difficult until I get to the 20-20 hindsight phase…and I am well into the new mode…tough work

  7. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. I’m into gratitude, and compassion – so many need it nowadays.

    Blessings and wishes for health and an easy, enjoyable 2010 for us all .. I need it and I know you do .. so any bullet as long as I can happily ever after!

    Look after yourself .. Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat …Christmas through the ages …. =-.

  8. Patricia Says:

    Hi Hilary,
    Thank you for your good words and yes! healthy and happy every after indeedy! for us all

  9. Jannie Funster Says:

    I think a lot of folks are out shopping! :)

    I’ve been posting only every 4 days the few-couple weeks, but aim to get back up to my mind-numbing average of every 3 days!
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Like A bord On A Wire, 13 — Funny Typos =-.

  10. Patricia Says:

    Jannie,
    I was just out and about getting some things for the garden…everyone must be at the mall – it took me hours to do this errand..

    Also went to see EVERYBODY’S FINE excellent movie – too my honey and there were only 4 people in the theatre – no lie!

  11. Jenn Z Says:

    Patricia,
    I love this portion:
    “Angels do not just whisper and chant, they cause tripping and falling into grace; not to mention that sometimes they push and shove. Oh yes! The new wisdom shall find you – just keep looking.”
    just,..beautiful!! 😉
    blessings, Jen
    .-= Jenn Z´s last blog ..Whispers from the Heart’s Chamber: "You’re Not Alone!" Love is Your Companion! =-.

  12. patricia Says:

    Jenn Z
    Thank you and blessing be for your also…your words are kind and generous

  13. Davina Says:

    Hi Patricia.
    This is a post with a lot of punch! Have to constantly remind myself to be grateful… it’s easy to take everything we have for granted in haste to get more; whether material items, money or success, etc. Compassion is another biggie. Once I remember compassion, the door opens to gratitude.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Poem #5: Cushioned Pants =-.

  14. J.D. Meier Says:

    It’s funny when I first read the title, I thought it was about execution, as in getting things done (and execution is my middle name.)

    I didn’t realize execution was … execution.

    Good bulleted insight.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..Lessons Learned from Guy Kawasaki =-.

  15. Patricia Says:

    Davina,
    Thank you – I actually wrote Believe and Execution together – then edited them into two pieces, because they were so different in approach and delivery. Your good words mean a great deal to me.

    JD
    Yes that is your powerful middle name ha! ha! and your compliment is delighting me this morning…Thank you

    Power outage took me awhile to get here…still have a huge mess in the yard to clean up – but way too cold right now !

    JD did you call up this weather pattern?