Well... how did you do with last week's assignment to practice staying in the "present." Harder than it sounds, yes? I admit to catching myself several times missing the current moment with my thoughts somewhere in the past or future. Such a hard habit to break and practicing present awareness is an awesome skill to master. People you know who continually have a sense of "peace" about them inevitably have the skill down pat. You can too... just keep at it. It is strengthened every single time you catch yourself.
Now, adding to our tool box the second skill to getting and staying emotionally fit:
1. Stay present
2. Feel good first; ask for what you want second
Yep. I've been doing it backwards all this time too! I've been asking and desiring for things in my life that I really want and then waiting until I get them to feel good. The key is flipping that notion on its head. You've heard "Ask and it is given." Well, it is actually given but first you have to be in a space capable of receiving what you're asking for or desiring. And 99% of the time we're just not. We put our wishes, goals, desires out to the Universe in written form, prayers, resolutions, wishes on stars, and then most of the time go about the business of our lives completely "out of alignment" with the receiving of those very things.
The idea that 'what I desire is already here and just waiting for me to line up with it' has been a very helpful distinction for me. Love, money, material things, satisfying work. All of it. It's already here and waiting for you to feel good enough and in alignment with it -- to see it and manifest it into your life. There is a constant natural flow of abundance. We clog up the road with our beliefs, "should" or "shouldn't's", our doubts, fears, guilt, and ideas of unworthiness. There is already enough love, money, ideal work assignments, beautiful living spaces, whatever. It's never something that has to be created. It's already here. We just have to open up the flow again.
When we operate against our intuition and continue to do things that don't really feel good to us we are not in alignment. You must take the steps toward what you want that feel good and that you are internally drawn to first. Get excited about the absolute fact that these things are waiting for and coming to you. Live in the joyful knowledge that everything you want is only a few small steps away. Have the courage to clear the path for the flow to flow.
This week, stay present and focus your energy on feeling good and trusting that all you desire is already here waiting for you to receive it. And please email me when the flow starts flowing. It's so much fun to share in your stories along the way!