I’m jumping for joy, because I feel like I’ve found the magical unicorn golden ticket that empowers me to create my day. I used to be filled with so much fear and frustration in life. I stayed at a job that wasn’t healthy for me, because I was scared to fail at following my dreams. I was scared that I would lose it all. I was scared.
I had worked so hard after my divorce to buy my own home and to show people that I could provide a great life for my son on my own. Growing up, owning my own home seemed like such a huge goal and achievement. Leaving my stable job might put that dream at risk.
I LEFT THAT SOUL-CRUSHING JOB 15 MONTHS AGO. It’s been a struggle and I’ve spent a lot of that time searching for my path. I dug deep into who I am. I delved into my dark corners and released the situations, patterns and people that no longer served my highest good. As I was doing the work of living my purpose, the bills became harder to pay. And then it happened…I received a pre-foreclosure letter in the mail. The letter was printed on yellow paper and I immediately started hearing those old stories coming up. But something shifted this time.
All of that work that I had done to dig deep within was helping me shift my paradigm. I looked at this letter and saw it as an opportunity. It was my chance to really look at what this home means to me. Why was I summing up my whole definition of success in one piece of property? What was I so afraid of?
I know in my heart that this yellow letter is a memory I’ll look back on and remember the freedom that I felt in that moment. Freedom to choose what I want to feel and how I want to view the situation. There’s so much shame we attach to our experiences that is just not necessary. A year from now, this moment will be a distant memory, so why would I spend any energy making myself feel ashamed or bad about it? We can do this in all moments of life. Yes, some are more serious than others, but you can start with the little things.
For example, when you start to go on about how horrible your day was because of what some rude customer said or how bad the traffic was, stop yourself and shift into what you enjoyed about your day. Step away and close your eyes, while focusing on your breath. Breathe out the tension, fear, anxiety and breathe in the gratitude, love and power! You have a choice, my friend.
Now, maybe your day truly was a rough one. That’s ok too. Choice is key in these experiences as well. Acknowledge that you’re choosing to feel upset, frustrated or sad. Experience it fully, cry it out do whatever you need to before moving the energy and releasing the feeling. Then you get to choose how you want to feel the rest of the day.
My challenge for you is to start your day with one word. Set one intention on how you want your day to FEEL. When something isn’t in alignment with that feeling, make a choice on how you can shift it for yourself or how you want to experience it. It’s an amazing way to empower yourself and soon you’ll be running around sharing this magical unicorn golden ticket with those around you! Be GREAT! by choosing how you want to feel in this moment right now!