Today I asked for guidance from the universe to help me accept where I am and to help others find solace that they are exactly where they need to be.
And low and behold, I come across this, a quote from Prince, when asked, “Do you regret anything?”, he responds, “No… you take one thing out and the structure falls.”
Yesterday, Natasha and I caught up for a delicious Sunday lunch. As we were chatting, Natasha brought to light the idea that if we knew then what we know now, our entire business would look different. So very true, but if it weren’t for the way we progressed, for the things we learnt, for the times we fell, we would not know what we know now.
It’s all a process. I often tell friends/clients, that before it happens, it feels like it’s never going to happen, but once it does, you will understand why everything happened the way it did.
Today I was being called to pick up my favourite book, “Ask and it is given”. I opened the book and ready the chapter “Virtual Reality”, which is an exercise where you basically fantasise about an ideal scene in your mind. You visualise the smells, the temperature, the location, the company, etc. But The goal of the exercise is to feel immense joy and once you have reached your desired level of joy, you are to leave the visualisation (this is to avoid our thoughts getting in the way and over analysing the scene). The more often you can do this, the more often you will be in vibrational alignment with the feeling that you desire - JOY.
I feel that society has us misguided. We often feel like success is something to be acquired, that it’s “over there”, but the truth is that success is right here. Right now, in the moment. Success is the feeling of now, the feeling of joy, happiness, gratitude, love.
I don’t have to accept where I’m at because I love where I’m at. I love this moment, and everything that comes with it. You will always want more money, more clients, more freedom, more travel, more health. But instead of coming from a place of lack (i.e. you want more because you feel you don’t have enough), come from a place of abundance, “I am so happy and grateful now because I always feel so energised after my morning green juice” or “I am so happy and grateful now because that delicious nutritious sandwich satisfied my tastebuds and fuelled my body”. Oh, how wonderful life would be.
I know, if you’re reading this, that you probably already think like this most of the time, the trick is being able to bounce back to the feelings that you desire as quickly as you can. You don’t need to eliminate negative thoughts, as we can’t delete thoughts, instead replace them with better feeling thoughts.
Example: The last few weeks, my toenail has been very sore, I’m pretty certain it is ingrown. I have been treating it with essential oils and paw paw cream. When I pay too much attention to the pain and to the toenail, I notice that it worsens. But when I replace the thought with a different thought that feels better, I notice that the pain is considerably reduced. I try to instead focus on how good my arms feel after my last workout, or how great my skin looks from eating such delicious and nutritious food, or how great it feels when my clients reach out to me to tell me how much our work together is helping them. Those thoughts all feel great and the more I fill up my day with them, the better I begin to feel, the more I start to love where I’m at, and then the more the universe aligns me with more things that make me feel great.
Notice the pattern? I am not forcing a feeling, I am just shining light on areas in my life where that thought already exists.
I will finish with this beautiful note from the universe (available daily from tut.com):
“The secret behind miracles is that the person performing them begins without any knowledge whatsoever of exactly how they will succeed… yet they still begin.”
Love and light <3
Posted by Grigoria Kritsotelis.