Do you know the metaphor about crabs in the bucket?
In case not, here's the synopsis.
When several crabs are placed in a bucket, generally, one will start climbing, in pursuit of freedom.
The other crabs don't like that, so they pull the freedom-seeker back in with rest of them.
It's such a powerful metaphor, when you think about it in terms of mediocrity.
People can be like crabs. Often, when someone has the vision to change things, the rest of the group can fell threatened and they'll do everyting in their power to bring the visionary back into a more common, non-threatening state.
The ego also works like those clawing crabs.
Your intuition may urge you to reach beyond your current circumstances. It's your guide to expansion and fulfillment.
When your ego catches your intuition making a break for it, it does its utmost to reign you in and settle for the familiar, back in the bucket, where it's familiar. It may be unpleasant circumstances, but at least...
I'm a big believer in following intuition.
I recently did a video series on my YouTube Channel about that very topic. Actually, that's probably why the following has unfolded. How serendipitous!
After an amazing summer holiday in Kauai, where I took a break from my computer, I had some insights.
(Check out the photo of me and my family about to surf... I'll be sharing about that experience soon - Game Changer!)
Paul (my beloved husband of 19 years) and I were driving down a luscious street on Kauai that was covered in tropical foliage. We saw lots of gorgeous houses for sale.
We started dreaming about what it would be like to buy one and live on Kauai. I asked him what he would do if we lived there. He said, "Surf." Then he asked me the same question.
The answer that popped into my head was "Write".
That surprised me initially.
Although I wrote and published a book, for some reason, I still don't consider myself to be a "Writer". It's been more...