Cheetah – Go for the Gusto

 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart”                           – Confucius

So even though I just released the blog from Gorilla, Cheetah was right behind him pushing me to stay on track with releasing the blogs from the animals on Fridays.  Shift happens so Saturday will just have to do for this week.  Gorilla just got pushed into this past week due to the craziness of last week.  Don’t you feel blessed to get 2 blogs in one week?  Cheetah confused me a bit, though, I have to say.  When I first felt her and was clued in to what I was going to write about she had said she wanted to talk about blending in and how humans have a tendency to want to blend in rather than be themselves.  Over the course of this week that changed.  Perhaps another day she said.  Instead she wants to focus on putting your all into your passion and what you feel is needed in your life.

I know Cheetah is coming forward with this message because I’m learning to do this myself.  In fact I just had a session yesterday with a life coach where we worked with this issue.  When she asked me if I was going to release some of the yuck in my life I responded, “Well, I want to…”  She shook her head and said, “Yes or no.  Make the decision.”  I never thought about it that way.  Cheetah picked up on that and here’s what she had to say:

Cheetah: “Cheetahs are known for their spots and their speed.  Spots to blend in, and speed for, well, you all compare us to cars. *chuckles* There are many things we are wanting to talk about and teach people.  But we were realizing that so many people are not committed to their dreams or their goals.  Without the commitment it is hard for people to truly get what they want out of life.  It is also harder for them to hear the teachings of others.  So many choose to put their all into what they want, but only for so long.  They give up if they think it’s taking too long or they feel they’ve expended too much energy.  Life doesn’t work like that.  If you don’t give it your all then how are you going to get what you want?

We are creatures that have to give it our all in order to live.  We go from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds to catch our prey.  Otherwise we won’t eat.  We much watch, observe and then act quickly to get what we want.  We do not analyze or hesitate.  If we do we lose out.  Isn’t that similar to what humans must do to get what they really want?  Yet that concept seems so lost in the human world.  Act.  Analyze.  Adjust.  Humans analyze, maybe act, and rarely adjust.”

Me: “That is very true.  It is a scary thing to just act without doing a lot of analyzing first.  And we tend to think that if we just do it for long enough it will catch on and it will work.”

Cheetah: “Yes.  Humans are very attached to the outcome of the actions they take.  And they are very hard on themselves when something doesn’t work out the way they think it should.  It saddens us to see so many people lose out on their dreams because they worry so much about how something is going to come about.  Know that everything is exactly as it should be in any given moment.  The outcome isn’t always what you expect, which is the universe’s way of saying, “Adjust!  Be flexible!  Sometimes the universe has something even better in store for you.”  But you must also know that you will only get what you want, or something better, when you put your entire being into it.  What you put out really does come back to you.”

Me: “So how do we let go of the fear so we can allow these things to happen?”

Cheetah: “So many people hang on to the past and keep telling the same story over and over.  They whine about how poor they are, their significant other treats them like poo…or their ex’s were horrible to them, their boss treats them poorly and they never get a raise, etc.  It’s a pattern they continually have and talk about, which will only keep them in the same situations, if not make it worse.  Start talking about what you want and focus on that, not what is happening at the moment or in the past.  So what if you didn’t get that job you thought you interviewed for last week?  Go for the next one.  So what if you had a horrible marriage and you were treated like crap 5 years ago?  That was 5 years ago!  Quit hanging on to it.  Let it go.  It’s over.  Create what you want by writing the story of what you want to see.  Make the decision, yes or no, to get rid of the crap in the past.  Make the decision to step over that line that puts you where you want to be instead of in the past.  Leave the past in the past.  Otherwise you can’t fully put your all into what you do want to create.

Getting what you want is an all or nothing type of deal.  When you keep talking about what you don’t want, you’re actually keeping that as something you want.  Otherwise you wouldn’t talk about it.  You want the sympathy of people when talking about hurt you were over this or that.  If that’s what you want, that’s what you’ll get.  But you won’t change the circumstance itself until you change the story.

Cheetah is absolutely right.  Easier said than done, I know.  Oh do I know!  It’s not easy to quit telling the story that keeps us in victim mode.  We get sympathy and, really, misery loves company.  We get the sympathetic ear and someone to talk to and feel validated in how we feel we’re in the right and that other person was in the wrong.  I’m going to end with a quote I saw in a post from a friend on Facebook that really put it into a nice perspective from Louise Hay:

“Would you really dig into yesterday’s garbage to make tonight’s meal?  Do you dig into old mental garbage to create tomorrow’s experiences?”

If you are ready to quit digging in yesterday’s garbage to create tomorrow’s experience and need help finding the courage to put your all into your dreams to make them a reality, email me for a complimentary 20 minute consultation on how I can help you achieve your goals.  I look forward to helping you go for the gusto.

*Kristen is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, BodyTalk for Animals Practitioner, and Professional Animal Communicator.  She is owner of Talk Pawsitive located in Minneapolis, MN.  She travels around the country teaching others how to do animal communication and helping people build relationships with the animals in their world.  You can reach her by emailing her at  Visit her website at  ‘Like’ her Facebook page at Talk Pawsitive, or Twitter at @TalkPawsitive.

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