Ending the Cycle
This popped up yesterday from the Daily OM, I get and read these everyday and it always gives me something to think about.
Each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve to the universe that we are ready for change.
One of the hardest things in life is feeling stuck in a situation that we don’t like and want to change. We may have exhausted ourselves trying to figure out how to make change, and we may even have given up. However, each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve and to declare to the universe that we are ready for change. We may even say out loud that we have tried and struggled and have not found a way, but that we are open to help, and that we intend to keep working to create change for ourselves. Making this declaration to the universe, and to ourselves, may be just the remedy for the stagnation we are experiencing. And, it can be done today, right now.
It is difficult to understand, even with hindsight, how the choices we have made have added up to our current situation, but it is a good idea to examine the story we tell ourselves. If we tend to regard ourselves as having failed, this will block our ability to allow ourselves to succeed. We have the power to change the story we tell ourselves by acknowledging that in the past, we did our best, and we exhibited many positive qualities, and had many fine moments on our path to the present moment. We can also recognize that we have learned from our experiences, and that this will help us with our current choices.
When we do this kind of work on how we view our past self, we make it possible for the future to be based on a positive self-assessment. This inner shift may allow us to get out of the cycle we’ve been in that’s been keeping us stuck. Now we can declare our intentions to the universe, knowing that we have done the inner work necessary to allow our lives to change. Allow today to be the day to end cycles and enter into a new way of being.
For a little while now my horoscopes and the Daily OM emails have been pretty nicely in tune with what is going on in my life in one way or another. It is interesting to me how very true this is. Our hindsight is always 20/20 and allows us to see how our decisions from the past have affected the present situation.
Something I no longer allow from myself, and believe me when I say this is HARD, is to allow myself negative/harmful/hateful self-talk. If in anyway I begin thinking of something as a failure I turn it around as a lesson learned. I made a decision, I own that decision and move forward with more knowledge than I had before that situation developed. From within each decision is a seed that must be nurtured to grow and become a part of life and this human journey we are all on in some way.
When we “get stuck” a little kick of introspection and energy can get us moving again to come out on the other side with greater results than we could have imagined. For example, for sometime now I have wanted to make my way westward and live closer to my Covenstead and Best Friend. Together we are an amazing force of energy and creativity which can bring about magnificent growth both personally and professionally. She’s truly amazing and quite frankly I’m pretty awesome myself. To be less than who I am and less than the awesome I carry within me is unacceptable.
I challenge everyone to change your attitude towards yourself where you acknowledge how awesome and fabulous you are. I guarantee that your “luck” will change and you will become unstuck and grow in amazing ways.
A little bit of babbling from me today but I will share my last thoughts and affirmation today and then get started on my day.
Today and everyday, I acknowledge the divine within as it radiates to the world around me. I see the divine in everything and everyone around me. We are connected, we are blanketed in love, joy and growth. Blessed Be.