Transform Around, Through, Underneath or Over the Top

12931299_1357499800931782_3260117555792573314_nTransformation literally means going without form. I have always thought that the Grand Canyon is such an excellent example of transformation. The water through glacial ice crushing into solid rock and breaking the obstacle apart.  The power of floods, vast rushing volumes of water, carving out passages through solid rock. In some areas like this photo, it carved around when it couldn’t go through. Wind also scrapes out tiny pieces at a time, until the solid rock breaks apart and falls down into the ravines. The Red Rock Canyons in Utah are amazing. It looks like the rock was liquid and someone swirled it around with their fingers as it hardened into fantastical shapes.

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

  – Jim Rohn

In life we build up these walls – like the rocks in the canyons and then we say that they are insurmountable. Too high, too steep, too dense, too solid to change. We sought protection from our fears, we wanted to be safe and secure. We didn’t realize what we were sacrificing to get it. Our dreams, our freedom, our joy and happiness. All laid on the altar of peace and security.  We didn’t realize the obstacles we were creating to hold us in place.

If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.

  – Carl Perkins

At some point, we realized that the life we have, isn’t exactly what we thought it would be.  Instead of seeing life’s obstacles as opportunities to learn something, we saw them as reasons to stop trying to change.  Now, we want to make changes in our lives. We want to transform ourselves, to fill the hole in our hearts and souls.  We can feel we are missing something vitally important. The voice of our heart has been speaking, screaming really, to get our attention.  We think that maybe we hear something far off in the distance that fades away every time we pay attention to it. We are sure that if we can just get closer we will be able to hear what it is saying.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

  – Joseph Campbell

What we discover along the way of overcoming obstacles is that is the place where most of the joy in our life journey comes from.  The overcoming the struggles and life challenges can get us excited, they can energize us!  They are what makes us know that we are truly living life, and not just existing.

We dream of the perfect wave, the perfect job, the perfect house.  and when we get there . . ,  We dream of something else.

  – Rob Machado

It starts with a dream, a wish to change something.  Many times it starts with something material that we think will make us happy.  But it doesn’t and so we move on to the next thing and the next thing.  Until the day that we discover we want to make a difference in the world. To help those in need. To leave a legacy that says I lived, I loved, and I mattered. The greatest gift we can give the world is a transformation of our own selves. Our video, “Catching the Perfect Wave” is all about this kind of transformation.  It’s a conversation about listening to the voice of our soul.

When you stop avoiding the conflict and difficulty, brick-by-brick you are tearing down the wall of fear.

  – Brendon Burchard

What we find is that what ever we do to save the world (whatever the causes are that tug at our hearts), starts with saving us. What we find is that like water, when we show up in action every day, transformation happens. Sometimes we may be like rushing white water, pushing bricks out of our way. Sometimes we may be like the slow drip, drop by drop burrowing through the stone.  Whether it is ice, rain, sleet, snow, steam, fog – whatever form it takes, it is a creative process that leads us to growth.

The world will provide you with stones every day; what you build out of it is your outlook – a bridge or a wall, it’s up to you.

  – Unknown

The action of our movements flow over the top, slide around the sides, and burrow underneath as we travel to our destination. Water flows to the sea. We flow towards our purpose, our destiny. It is possible to demolish the walls that we built. We can create a lasting true transformation in our lives.

You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail.  Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.

  – Les Brown

Each new day awaits our choices of who we are going to be. We can choose to be weak, behind our wall of safety. We can choose to be empowered and take down the wall. We can choose to break the mold that is holding us back and to redefine who we are.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

  – Rumi

I love this quote below by Neil. Filling our lives with magic and good madness. I think that we have to be slightly mad to go against the norm and be someone who reaches for the sky to fulfill their dreams. A little magic is quite helpful when you are doing that. Above all surprise yourself!

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

  – Neil Gaiman

There are a million waves to surf.  How do you find the way that is the most fun for you?  To be able to say, “I know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life”, to know of the freedom of living your life totally on purpose.  To know the joy of living to your full potential.  To know that the best wave is still out there waiting for you to discover it.  Come over and test the waters with our next conscious conversation about “Catching the Perfect Wave”.


Catch The Perfect Wave

Come join us for our next "Conscious Conversation" program!

What is a Conscious Conversation?
  • It’s a conversation where we connect our soul’s voice to other soul’s voices.
  • Where we turn down the volume of our minds inner voice with all of its fears, doubts, and worries.
  • Where we turn up the volume of the heart and soul’s voice, so that our inner compass can point us in the direction that we should be going.
  • We will talk about where we feel “lost” and overwhelmed in our life. We will talk about how we can use our Transformational Life Compass, to map out our dreams and bring them into reality.
When we do this, there is a synergy that happens. Like one voice singing, then adding another and another, a harmony is created that is greater than any one voice. When we create this kind of conversation, we can tackle any issues in our life. We can see possibilities that we were blind to, when we were considering the issues by ourselves. We create that spark that flows from the hand of one divine soul to the hand of the next – and that is where the magic happens.  

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Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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