Rookie Move: Resisting Doo-Doo
Clients and Good Vibe U members have heard this story, but it was a good reminder of how ridiculous it is to rely on action to get what we want. So I’m telling it one more time.
(Then I’m done talking about it, because this is not the story I’d like a repeat of.)
Backstory: When you’ve got a lot of animals in the house, it’s crucial to keep up on maintenance if you don’t want it to smell like a farm or a zoo. (No offense to farms or zoos.) So if I sound neurotic, it’s only because I have a zillion animals (as my boyrfriend says) and a nice house.
So when pit bull Joe left a big doo-doo on my favorite rug, I was not happy.
After all, he’s an adult and he’s supposed to be house-trained! He’s old enough to know to take advantage of a potty break, and certainly old enough to hold it for an hour until someone gets home!
Ridiculous! (In a very wrong way.)
Anyway, it was not easy cleanup, so it felt like time to call in the professional.
Ned at Abacus Cleaners knows the routine well (he’s been my guy for over a decade) and popped over to do his magic on all the carpets and rugs.
Before 24 hours had passed, Joe did it AGAIN.
He left another doo-doo on the same rug, in the same spot, and just as hard to clean up. (You fellow dog owners know what I’m talking about, right?)
This shouldn’t even happen once a year, and here it was happening twice in 24 hours?!
I was … not happy, to put it mildly.
After I fumed about it, I realized Joe practically had to go on the rug again because I was flowing such huge resistance about it.
I mean, pretend you’re Universe and all you hear from Jeannette is “blankety blank poop on the blankety blank rug from blankety blank dog.” If you’re Universe, you gotta figure out how to get more poop on the rug.
The poor dog didn’t have a chance with the vibe I was flowing: HUGE resistance to poop on my floor.
That was the story I told the client who really really didn’t want to experience another breakup, and the other client who really really didn’t want to have to travel for work (she wants to stay local so she can get a DOG, believe it or not!), and the other one who really really didn’t want to go broke.
Yeah, let me tell you how that works out …
… it doesn’t.
The resistance is a magnet for it.
We all know this. I’ve written about it before and probably will again. Because until we get it figured out, the reminders keep coming.
So our opportunity is to make peace with doo-doo on rugs. And breakups, and going broke, and jobs that suck.
Not because we give up wanting it to be different, or thinking it could be different – but because as long as we need it to be different it can’t be.
And all the action in the world I can think of to take cannot override my vibe of resistance.
But seriously …
Peace with poop? Really?
Yeah, really. Unless I want more.
That’s my homework this week.