Navigating the Unexpected
Nothing unseats us faster than things we don’t expect—events, circumstances or communications that we weren’t planning for, these are the things that have the capability to throw you if you allow it.
These unexpected events can range from an unwelcome communication to some event concerning our job or children that wasn’t in our master plan. When this stuff pops up the first thing that we want to do is REACT which usually includes a fair amount of emotion and that never really leads us to a good place…
Unexpected happenings are designed to challenge us and often we allow them to steal our joy and take away our peace of mind, we give into the panic, drama or worry and within minutes we are ‘down the rabbit hole’ and off into all the ‘what if’s’— this methodology is a recipe for disaster…
All seemingly unwelcome events come to teach us something and they come to PASS and not to stay—how fast they pass really depends on our response to them. We cannot control what comes our way, however we CAN control how we deal with it and how much of our energy we expend on it. I believe that everything has something to teach us and the faster we are open to the lesson the faster we can move out of the circumstance.
Our response to our lives is KEY, I often tell you that what we call a thing it becomes so if we start calling some circumstance horrid or a travesty or insurmountable then that is exactly what they will become. When things don’t look the way you want them to you have two choices—one complain about them to anyone who will listen and lament about how horrible your plight is OR you can choose to know that somewhere in it there is good and you can start saying things like “I know what to do and I do it”, “solutions present themselves to me”, “Divine Order is present here and now” and my favorite “every day in every way things are getting better and better for me now”.
Since I have been pushing that affirmation with you guys these past few Sundays on the FB live, I have started using it more myself. Today when my daily prayer partner asked me how I was on our morning call instead of listing out all my grievances I just said you know what “every day in every way things are getting better and better for me now” and they laughed and I laughed and said, “I could list out for you all my seeming problems today, however what the hell difference would it make? So I am just going with this statement as my answer— how I am today is better and better and I am sticking to that all day.”
So far, so good and it is 12:34pm at the moment—- I mean shit what do I have to lose, right? I teach this stuff, it works, I tell you to do it—so instead of giving voice to my complaints I am doing it too.
It is all what we make of it—- if I list out all my crap then I only give it more power and I KNOW this for SURE. The best place that you can be is peaceful within yourself—no HIGH highs, no LOW lows—if you can remain at peace knowing that whatever is displaying itself to you is only temporary then you will achieve a level of self mastery that most people never see. It is a difficult thing to do and takes practice, yet do the work on yourself and you can get there. I still work on this myself regularly—-it gets easier to quell your reactions with time.
So for this week strive to keep yourself in a peaceful place and know that unwelcome circumstances don’t come to stay, they come to pass.
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See you then.