What’s Hidden in Plain Sight?


“It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future”  From the book Aleph by Paulo Coehlo

Today I decided to finally clean out the cutlery drawer in my kitchen. Frankly it was disgusting and needed to be cleaned out for quite some time. I never seemed to have the time or want to make the time to do it. It actually got to the point that I would use the clean ‘silverware’ in the dishwasher instead of even opening the drawer lest I be reminded of how badly it needed to be cleaned.

I started my project with great resistance thinking it was going to take me hours when in fact it took me all of 30 minutes to clean and sanitize the drawer, the inserts and everything inside. Yes it took a total of half an hour to clean years of crumbs, dirt, spills (and other things not very recognizable) all of which could be seen in plain sight. Clearly for whatever reason I  never took the time to address it even though the grime was in plain sight. Every time I opened the drawer I winced and promised myself I would do it ‘tomorrow’ then I closed the drawer until the next time. In life, as ‘hidden’ in a drawer used every day, there are things right in front of our eyes which for whatever reason we either can’t see, don’t want to see or for lack of a better term are hidden in plain sight until we are ready to see them. There are questions we seek answers to that have already been answered and we would know this if for just one moment we took the time to open the drawer (our eyes) and see them clearly.

Your answers are in plain sight even if they have a bit of grime covering them. Your answers are hidden in plain sight all around you at this very moment. Your answers live in your home, they reside in the people you surround yourself with, the conversations you have and more importantly; Your answers are hidden in plain sight within you. Your answers lie within your past, what energies you hold on to and even what you’ve already let go of. Answers show themselves to you every day when you choose to ask the right questions, see the answers and be open to receiving what is now revealing itself to you. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time but it does take a dose of awareness. It takes courage to open your eyes and look at your life and your patterns and to see what you don’t want to see.

How many times have you looked for something and it’s sitting right in front of you? How many times have you absently walked by your answer because you’ve gotten used to seeing it there and it blends in the background? What answers are hidden in your past which might affect the future? What answers do you seek outside of yourself which have already  been answered but you refuse to see? Take a closer look at the picture on this post. Did you see the grasshopper when you first looked at the post? Do you see it now? It was right there all along but perhaps you missed it at first glance.~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel  2012 All rights reserved

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