If I had a dollar for every time someone said, “I wish I had your life” or “You’re so lucky.”…
It used to hit me like a compliment. I do consider myself ‘lucky’ yet more and more I am realizing that we all make our own luck. The things that appear ‘perfect’ in my life are actually the result of consistent, persistent and habitual intention.
This week offered me an opportunity for deeper transformation. As with the 5 million times prior when I’ve felt slighted, my thoughts went to grumbling and whining (not so much aloud, but definitely in my mind). It is conditioned human nature. Over the years my M.O. (modus operandi) has been to play the role of victim. As awareness comes to shine a light on these moments, it presents a profound opening for new and empowering intention. Do I always (and immediately) take the path of joy and love? Ummm …. NO! Once I realize that I’ve taken a wrong turn, do I instantly turn it back around, or do I start the insane and repetitive internal self-loathing… Let me just answer by saying, “I teach this stuff” and there is a great deal of pressure (and desire) to stay on the straight and narrow, but I am human. Do I have challenging days? Of course I do. But the more I ‘practice’ what I know (and teach) the less often things knock me off center. And if I do get off balance, the faster I get back to what I know, the easier it gets!
My invitation to you this week: become aware when you are creating a ‘story’ (out loud or in your mind). Next, give it up! A story only holds you back. Then, avoid the urge to beat yourself up over any misstep. Remember that everything happens for you. Seek to find your solution in dealing with each person with grace and honor (including yourself!).
You are incredible, unique and divine! Anything beyond that… is simply ‘misinformation!’
Until next time, Much Love and blessings~