It’s nothing to worry about.
It’s actually a thing of beauty. Think of nature: it’s not straight lines and smoothness, it’s chaos and random growth, it’s blooms and disruption, adaptation and flow. It is so beautiful, because of its disorder.
Once we see the beauty in the disorder of our lives, we can accept it and relax into it. Instead of struggling and holding tightly to our ideals, we can relax our grip, relax our bodies, and just breathe. Loosen our hold on how we wish things were, and just be in the middle of the chaos in a relaxed open awareness.
Relax into the disorder. It’s a warm jacuzzi of a bath.
How to Herd Cats (or Work with the Disorder of Our Lives)
So we’re accepting, we’re relaxing, we’re enjoying the beauty of it all. Wonderful! Now what?
How do we herd the disorder of our lives in some semblance of a direction? How do we herd the cats to go somewhere we’d like them to go?
If we accept that we’re herding cats and not trying to run a smooth bullet train ride, we can work with the chaotic nature of the cats. We know cats aren’t going to follow directions or go on a schedule. We know the nature of cats, and to expect them to be a bullet train is ridiculous.
With that in mind, let’s talk about a method of herding cats (the disorder of our lives):
Set an intention. Think of this as a direction you’d like to head in. You want your life to go in the direction of better health … so you have an intention to take care of your health with exercise and a diet full of veggies.
Start herding the cats in that direction. Intention is nothing without action. So start moving things in that direction — it might mean setting reminders, asking for support from family, putting notes to yourself around the house, having your running shoes next to your bed, finding a workout partner, finding some good healthy recipes, etc.
Try to keep the cats going in the right direction. Continue to try to keep your intention, for as long as you can. Things will go astray (we’re herding cats here, c’mon), but for as long as you can, keep them going in the right direction. Keep adding more structure, reminders, accountability, rewards, etc.
When things go astray (they will), don’t get bothered by it. It’s a part of the process. Relax into it, and just start again. Yep, you herd me (har!). Just start again, going back to Step 1.
There’s no Step 5. You just keep setting that intention, keep taking action to go in the right direction and stay on track, and when things go astray, relax and don’t be bothered, but continue the process. It’s not really “starting again” actually, but just continuing the herding.
It’s that simple. When things go astray, it’s not a problem. There’s never a problem, it’s all just beautiful chaos with a loving intention.
What about the 2nd person (from the beginning of this article), who wants to find the perfect order of habits and routines? They are herding the cats of their day — there isn’t a perfect order, it’s just continually experimenting, continually trying new habits, continually learning what works and what doesn’t (and what works this month might be different than last month).
Think of the habits and routines and tasks and chores of your day/week as the cats you’re herding, in this case. They don’t want to be put in order. You can try to organize, which is totally fine, but just don’t stress too much about getting things in the right order, organized properly. Just herd the chaos of your day, with loving intention. Learn to love the flow, instead of wanting things to be set.
The wild flow of our lives is a thing of heartbreaking beauty and joy.
About Dianne: Dianne Robbins continues her connection to the civilizations of Inner Earth, the Elementals and Nature Kingdoms for over 25 years. Her transmissions connect our hearts to the hearts of Beings in advanced civilizations, Whales, Dolphins, the Tree People, the Crystal Nation and Earth’s Elemental Kingdoms. In service to Earth, Dianne continues to provide her channelings to keep people informed of the vital link between our surface world and other realms of existence who share our planet with us. As we merge our consciousness with these other realms, our perceptual range expands and our inner sight opens.
Dianne's website: https://www.diannerobbins.com