Hello again! Are you enjoying this fall weather as much as I am?
Even when we do our best to make choices that are in alignment with who we are and what we want out of life, sometimes things show up that really throw a wrench in our plans.
It could be a change in work/kids' schedules, a layoff at work, a health condition, a really annoying situation, a new stress in parenting, a change in one or more of your significant relationships, a money situation, etc.
It is easy to become ungrounded when contrast enters our lives, and it is so important to remember our grounding during these times.
This week, my husband's schedule has shifted dramatically, so our family is going through all of the transitions that are required to make that happen.
Remembering my grounding and engaging in excellent self-care are two of the best things I can do for myself as we go through changes like this.
I would encourage you to also ground yourself powerfully throughout the day and find bits of time where you can do things to nourish your body, mind, and soul (preferably every day but especially when you're going through a stressful period).
Another valuable thing you can do when you're going through a major (or minor) growth period/transition is to shift your mindset around it.
It's easy to complain and be frustrated when we're going through something that we'd rather not experience, and it's perfectly okay to give yourself some space to experience those things.
All emotions are valuable, and they are pointing us in the direction of our joy, even if they are unpleasant right now.
When you are feeling less than happy about a situation, that just means that you are seeing the situation differently than your inner guidance is seeing it.
As Abraham Hicks has taught me, the contrasting experiences in our lives are huge blessings, because they encourage us to be more of who we are, to allow more of what we want, and to show up for life more fully.
They help strip away the limiting beliefs that we are holding onto, and they help us to ground ourselves more deeply in our truth.
It's like a tree that grows a massively large and strong root system as a result of going through some crazy storms.
The tree comes out stronger and more resilient than ever before.
I'm sure you have past circumstances in your life that you can look back on and find the gifts in, even though those situations were traumatic or just plain stressful at the time.
They helped to shift your perspective about life and produced a lot of growth in you.
So, if you would like to play with a tool today, I would encourage you to pick up your "Make the Best of It" tool and use it in any situations where you are currently experiencing stress.
What things can you find to appreciate about a certain contrasting experience?
How can you direct your mind towards thoughts that feel better when you think about this situation?
Journaling about your angry/sad/frustrated thoughts and then writing down thoughts about the situation that help you feel better and better is a great way to shift your mindset.
Looking on the bright side (even if the bright side only looks like a little speck of light- if even) will help you to stop resisting life so that life can bring you all the things you are asking for (including peace, love, joy, freedom, space, passion, abundance, etc.).
And if you can't find the bright side in that situation, take your mind completely off of the situation and find things to appreciate about the other areas in your life.
Are you willing to give it a try today? Let me know how it goes!
Much love to you,
P.s. If you need more help in making peace with where you're at in your life right now, I highly recommend the book The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther and Jerry Hicks. You can buy it here if you would like to gift me with a small commission at no extra cost to you. I am an Amazon affiliate who only recommends books and personal development products that I personally own and love.
If you would like to create a life that excites and delights you, you can buy my book Celebrating Your Life here.
If you missed my letter with More Grounding Tips, you can find it here.
If you want to dive deeper into learning how to deal with a challenging situation, you can read my next letter about how to Go With the Flow here.
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