Sunday, May 21, 2017

Find the Gift in Every Situation

I promise to stay true to myself even if that means disappointing another.

I wrote this statement as a commitment to myself early this year during a women's retreat.

In the YOU University coaching program, I learned many tools for processing my emotions and to discover repressed fears, in order to learn from my life experiences instead of feeling like a victim.  These tools are practical and as I continue to use them, they change my life all for the better.

Finding the Gift in every situation is one of them. Just recently I had the opportunity to apply this tool.

A few weeks ago I decided to take on a new activity in my life, believing I would enjoy doing it. I accepted the challenge because it sort of fell into my lap without much effort. But now I realize that it is not what it seemed to be; because I consider myself responsible, I'm having a hard time communicating to the other party my decision to not provide my services anymore.

Once again, I realize that it's still difficult for me to honor my feelings and desires when I have to disappoint someone else.  Many times in the past I've stayed in situations that have been detrimental to my peace of mind.  

This time, and moving forward, I choose to care for myself and to stay true to Me.  Thank you for the gift that has been revealed to help me heal and become more of who I truly am!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ego Has a Hard Time With Uncertainty

Ego has a very hard time with change and uncertainty.  I know I have felt this.....and am more aware of this now than ever before.

Ego thrives on feeling secure, in control, and being able to prepare for (thinking it knows) the future.

Whether it's life insurance, health insurance, property insurance, flood insurance, retirement savings, even some relationships, these can all be a means of creating a sense of security.....and the list goes on and on.  I don't deny that in the dream world we live in, many of these seem to proved a sense of security. I surely do.  But change is a given in this world.  And change does bring a sense of not knowing.  That's just the way it is.

Change can be an unsettling experience.  Whether it's a new job, a move to a new city, state or residence, I have felt a certain anxiety and uncertainty when confronted with these experiences.

But lately I've become more aware of my true being and let go of old fear-based beliefs.  I feel more at ease and trusting that all is well. Realizing this is truly a dream, I don't take myself nor the stuff that seems to happen so seriously!

My life is now much more enjoyable and peaceful!