It all depends where you are looking at it…


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It is almost 7am on a Sunday morning. I woke up early today to watch the sunrise in the Dead Sea in Israel. The beauty of this divine experience was captivating and I find my thoughts starting to race one another facing this ever going challenge.

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The last thing I remember before falling asleep was snuggling into my husband's chest "trying" not to think of the lizard that was clinging onto the ceiling right above us. It was very cute but knowing that it was right above me did not contribute to a peaceful sleep.

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The sounds of the four-poster metal bed were like a new student that is just learning to play the violin and woke me up several times in the middle of the night. The mattress was softer than I like and the depression in the bed caused my husband and I to stay close to one another even though it was pretty hot.  We decided to sleep without the noisy air-conditioner and leave the windows closed just because there were no working screens and even though it would be a thrill to breath good fresh dessert air, we didn't feel like being eaten alive by mosquitos. So we fell asleep pretty quickly until one of us moved and the concert began all over again.

The alarm went off at 4:50am. We noticed that it was still dark outside and so we set it again to 5:20am and went back to sleep for a few more minutes. The next time we found ourselves awake, there was light.

My back was achy and stiff and as a spoiled princess I asked my husband's assistance in getting out of bed. Outside the Dead Sea in it's own magical silence was calling me, magnetizing me, hypnoizing me to approach it. We stepped out of the cabin and fixed the chairs so we could wait patiently for the sun to peek from behind the Jordanian mountains.  

 

The flies were attempting to claim ownership of the same real-estate we were enjoying and at a certain point it became unberable to stay there. So we went for a walk. We noticed the whole place waking up; a female dog came to greet us, a rooster was declaring that the morning had arrived, and a bunch of birds were playing with each other.
And then it happened! The first peek of the sun!! It has been so long since I was awake at an hour when it is possible to look directly at the sun. It took bout 10 minutes and that was it.

 

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This side of the world has been lit, and on the other side it is dark right now. But in a few hours it will all change again…As I was still fighting a few nagging flies I found myself in this contrast again.

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Between the heavenly creations and and human ones.
Between the silence of the mountains and the sight of the trash littered across the hill in front of us, between the warm wind blowing on my skin and the broken chairs that were left around the resort.
Between my higher-self and my Ego.
Between being present, feeling good and making the owners of the place wrong.
Boy, it was such a challenge. Not to make them wrong, especially after we paid about $200 for this experience and we didn't feel that we got good value for our money, but…we got the opportunity to refocus, to appreciate, to become more aware, to make new choices, to find the beauty in what is and to raise our vibes and frequencies to higher ones so we can feel great now!

100_1286So we headed back to the cabin. There were three more hours until breakfast. So as we went back to lie down on that bed (yes, the same bed!), we decided to feel good. So each of us it their own turn shared a good thought.

I was grateful for the sun, sea and mountains. For the silence and for the ability to hear (and from that moment on every time the bed squeaked I focused on my ability to hear, as pigeons entered the air-condition vent and brought more interesting sounds to my ears.

As I was thinking to share with you my experience, my husband fell asleep soundly, and I was left with my morning lesson which was somewhat challenging to embrace, but I made it. I moved from a disgusted mode to an accepting mode, from an Ego mode – of being right – to a higher-self mode of feeling great!

What if the bed and the mattress were not replaced so that I could learn something important today…???

What if the trash around the resort was not picked so that I could learn something important today…???

What if the flies were all around so that they could lead me to a better view…???

 

 

What if the lizard was above me right before going to sleep so that I could find the way to sleep without fear???

If you ask me if I would consciously invite another experience like this into my life I would not say yes to that. I would rather have the trash picked up, the lizards outside and a comfortable king size bed with clean sheets. But if I am already here, than I would rather have the tools to make the most out of the experience and be in a joyous mode.
I am sending my blessings to the owner of the resort to have the joy in her heart to bring beauty and happiness to this jewel on earth in North Yam-Hamelach (the dead sea) Israel.

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I would love to read your comments, tell me how you liked this post, tell me what you are planning to do with this information, ask questions and come back to share what have opened up for you.

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Meanwhile, many blessings to you and may you experience freedom, health, prosperity, happiness and love, every day you are living on this earth.
Much Love,

Sigal Zoldan
Founder of Infinite Realities International- Holistic Healing
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Results Coach
& Forensic Healer

Sigal incorporating these modalities in her practice: Foot & Handwriting Analysis, The Grinberg Method, Past Life Regression, Reiki, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing) Neurological Repatterning, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Forensic Healing and more. To learn more about Sigal and her work visit www.sigalzoldan.com

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Comments

It all depends where you are looking at it… — 18 Comments

  1. Nadine, you are doing “THE WORK” – training your brain. Every new habit takes time. Yet with practice and conditioning you will see how your life is shifting and how not only you see the light, you are living it!!

    You are a great student. Thanks for sharing what you are experiencing.
    Blessings to you and your loved ones.
    Sigal 🙂

  2. I enjoyed your story. I found it interesting how you changed your negative thoughts to positive ones and how you made the best out of this situation. I’m learning to be more appreciative for what I do have. I’m also learning how to focus on the positives of every situation instead of the negative. It really is just about changing your thought process. It isn’t easy doing that, but I’m learning to be more mindful of what I’m thinking. I’m learning to think what I do want instead of what I don’t want. I like the way you turned an unpleasant situation into a joyous one by being appreciative.
    Thanks for sharing this story.
    Blessings to you!xx

  3. Thanks for visiting Todd.
    You can use my story any time with your clients 🙂 ha..ha…
    Blessings.

  4. Very very nice Sigal…you put this all very well, I especially liked the paragraph:
    "If you ask me if I would consciously invite another experience like this into my life I would not say yes to that. I would rather have the trash picked up, the lizards outside and a comfortable king size bed with clean sheets. But if I am already here, than I would rather have the tools to make the most out of the experience and be in a joyous mode."
    This is such an important of this teaching…to know that once you are in a situation, you must see it as part of your journey–and just because you accept it as that doesn't mean you necessarily want more of it…a concept I have a difficult time explaining to some of my clients. Bravo!

  5. Glad you had a chance to read it Radha.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Blessings 🙂
    Sigal

  6. Thank you for sharing your experiences Sigal … it's a lesson for all of us to see life from a different angle!

    Yes, geckos are interesting and innocent creatures … and very much are 'inmates' in our part of the world – in the East but of course in non air conditioned places!
    Once they recognize a kind / compassionate individual … they feel the waves (!!) and become very friendly and even walk on you harmlessly!!
    Thank you again – enjoyed you story very much.
    Take care!
    Radha

  7. So I am back from Kauai and finally had the time to reply to your comment Lynne. It is interesting. I am obviously still translating certain words from Hebrew. The common way to call a gecko in Hebrew is “a lizard” but the correct way is like you mentioned here: “gecko”. Thanks fro bringing it to my attention. Thanks for reading my blog 😉 See you soon, very soon.
    Sigal

  8. On your up-coming trip, (tomarrow), you will learn that you were afraid of the lizard. but, in fact, that was not a lizard at all. It is a gecko, not the dreaded lizard. Their personalities are totally different and in the culture you are about to experience, they are concidered good-luck. You’ve shown me today how quick we all are to label something incorrectly, and then take those mis-understandings to heart. It takes time and commitement to discover the reality, and then even more from ourselves to seperate it from our pre-conceived ideas.
    The book..the cover…. who knew????? Always keeping me thinking. Love ya!

  9. Nice post Sigal,

    It reminded me that every thing that comes our way, if you choose to accept it, is a lesson.

    Take care!

    Roland

  10. Sigal,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. It was a wonderful way to start my Saturday….make the most out of whatever happens in life but enjoy it for what it is. We have two choices we can look at the negative (the noisy bed, the litter, the lizard) and complain and made you and your husband miserable or you could look at the positive beauty of the sounds and sights around you for what they are….God’s work.

    God Bless,
    Trish

  11. We need to be greatful for whatever happens to us, or whatever situation we find ourselves. I really enjoyed your photos. The sunsets were beautiful and I even enjoyed the lizard. Have a wonderful life.

    To your success,

    Sonja Pettigrew
    Prudential California Realty

  12. Thanks for reading it. It’s funny, I didn’t even think about asking my husband or anyone else to take the lizard out…I guess I figured it will go out by itself, after all it is more afraid of us than we are of it 🙂
    Sigal

  13. Thank you for sharing your challenges with us! I do not think I would have been so gracious about it all, Ego I guess. On the other hand, I have had to deal with “stuff” in the past and presume I would have done much the same as you did to make the best of it all.
    I LOVE the pictures and thank you tremendously for sharing your thoughts and the photos with us. However, I think I would have had my Husband get the lizard out…or someone do it.
    Again, thank you for sharing this exciting experience with us!
    Sandi Martin

  14. Sigal, you are a shining light.

    Just sharing your beautiful thoughts, experience and photos gave us an opportunity to be in that moment with you.

    Thank you for again reminding us how we can appreciate situations that sometimes disappoint us .

    Bunni Lite
    Worldwide Services

  15. We need to be greatful for whatever happens to us, or whatever situation we find ourselves. I really enjoyed your photos. The sunsets were beautiful and I even enjoyed the lizard. Have a wonderful life.

    To your success,

    Sonja Pettigrew
    Prudential California Realty

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