Saturday, February 18, 2017

When we don't get our way...

'm sure, you, like me, have had many times in your life when things didn't go your way. In my younger days I used to get very frustrated and irritated about such things! If I had plans and had to focus on a bill, a repair, a tax item, instead, I'd get all worked up! If I wanted to hike but the weather didn't cooperate, I'd experience similar disappointment. It took me many years to absorb what the angels say - that every moment offers equal opportunity for love! Now I focus on how to bring love into a situation rather than whether or not I get my way. And magically... life is much happier!

Sunday I did my livestream gazes on Facebook. I thought I had everything figured out. Last month the streams were cutting out so this month I turned off every blue tooth and wireless device that could conflict with my streaming platform. That problem appeared to be solved! However, I didn't realize Facebook changed the way they format video and now I had a little sliver of a vertical video instead of full screen. I had a moment of pure annoyance. I tried to find a solution. Half an hour before I was going live, I still hadn't found a solution. So I did what the angels suggested and asked myself how I could add more love to the moment.

The answer was to give up worrying about it and eat breakfast! As a result, cropped video or not, I was in a beautiful and relaxed energy and ready to gaze. People felt the love too! I'm not sure if I'll correct the issue or leave it alone. Some people said it was easier to focus on my eyes. It may be a blessing in disguise!
The day before I had another exercise in not getting my way. I was so excited to go hiking for the first time since the fall. I willed the weather to be sunny and the sun came out from behind the clouds. But I didn't realize that my favorite hike which usually meanders over a gentle stream was inaccessible due to snow melt and spring flooding! Instead of the sweet little creek, I found a raging river! Plan B anyone? Instead of whining I went up the ridge without a trail and enjoyed beautiful views that I'd never seen before. I drove farther up the creek and enjoyed an hour of meditation in the woods by a raging river. I stopped at a cute shop on the way home and got some spicy chile peppers. I felt invigorated, alive, and ready to share the energy. I didn't get "my way" but had a glorious day doing it "God's way!"

So here are a few tips for handling those times when plans change or things don't go your way...

1. Assume that life is really working for you, not against you
Life is always in a vibrational dance. It is trying to help us, not hurt us. It is trying to show us areas where we need to grow in faith, trust, better beliefs and habits, more love, etc. Assume something good is going on. Ask what it might be and trust the answer you get.

2. Ask how to add more love to the situation

If you have a surprise bill, a dashed hope, a disappointment, rather than focusing too long on negative feelings (you may have to be human and wallow a little!)... start to ask yourself, "How can I add love to this situation? How can I love myself or someone else better, given the way things are right here and right now?" Adding love changes the whole vibration and attracts better circumstances much more quickly.

3. Trust the journey...

If you have focused on your desires and believe you'll receive them, even if you have a temporary disappointment, you can trust that good is coming! As the angels like to say, "Ask. Believe. Receive." "Tell God what you want,not how to bring it." Then trust, trust, trust, trust trust. We really do have help!

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