Post holiday vibes are rolling in. I find it’s always a bit hard to fit back into the crevices of daily life. Holidays are delicious in that they offer a change of pace from our normal, every day routines; rising early to get the kids up, fed and off to school. Running through the list of crazy to-do’s that seem to pile up and really, never end. Anytime there is a break in the action, I can expand and go BIGGER because the normal demands aren’t as strong.
Expansion happens instantaneously, effortlessly. It’s our minds that funks us up! And while we have the ability to endure anything, we also have at our disposal the ability to rise above whatever is showing up. Yes, we may still carry the demands of a busy life, children, parents, family, friends, work/career, paying bills, and the onslaught of many other responsibilities AND we have a choice of where we want to place our focus. When we streamline our target for the present moment, the next hour and even the day ahead of us, we have the choice of what we will make significant. It doesn’t mean the crap will go away, it does mean that we are choosing to take our focus back and place our awareness what we want we really want to experience. That’s true power. That is life mastery.
Dark times, glitches in relationships, finances, health, children and other challenges are bound to greet us on a continual basis. Light times, breath throughs, accomplishments, laughter, joy, and beauty are part of the journey too. Again, our true power derives from how we experiences and react to any of these. Likes waves rolling to the shore, experiences of our lives can be power and gentle, and notice, they continue to roll in. That’s life.
The great news is that we don’t have to remain in the funk. That is a choice. At any moment we can make the decision to “get the funk out.” How is this accomplished? Make it a declaration. While I am not asking anyone to go pollyanna, I am asking that you take conscious control of your mind, body and being. Ask to see what’s really here? Poke around a bit, tussle up old thoughts beliefs, points of view? What is this situation is exactly what you’ve been asking for to reconnect to your personal power source? Could this be showing you places that your energies have leaked out? Might this be an opportunity to speak and stand in your truth? If things aren’t to your liking, what would it take for things to line out? Start making conscious actions plans of what you CAN do, in this moment? You don’t have to handle it all at once, either. What are some small steps and choices that can be made, right now, in this moment? (You don’t even have to know how it will turn out and it’s fact it’s better if you have no judgements!)
What if you were a potter? Maybe the current creation is lopsided and not what you had in mind? Pretend that you are going to add water, break the clay down into its original form and start over. Practice seeing this situation in new ways. What is here that you’ve not considered before? What brilliant gifts are waiting for you to acknowledge? How can this situation reflect your brilliance? What can you see NOW that you weren’t able to see before? The reality before us is never solid, it changes and moves all the time. Why would we ever settle for one way of seeing things? Within each one of us is the ability to call up our talents, traits and strength, in every situation. It may be dormant, but it’s there. What if the situation you are battling is the very key to unlocking your unlimited potential?
Expanding your mind, body and being is the key to getting the funk out. Breathing is another key. These are here for you, within any second. Breath, by breath, expand, rise, ascend…. Before you know it, the funk will clear out. Here’s to blue skies and smooth sailing.