Never mind where you’ve been…

I’ve touched on this subject multiple times, but it came up again in a quote this morning and well, I believe in signs. So today’s Abraham-Hicks quote said this:

“It’s not necessary for you to exacerbate your contrast with struggle in order to get it into a higher place. It is not necessary to suffer in order to give birth to desire. But when you have suffered and you have given birth to desire, so what? You’ve got a desire. Turn your attention to the desire. Think about where you’re going and never mind where you’ve been. Don’t spend any more time justifying any of that stuff.”

The key sentence for me in that quote is: “Think about where you’re going and never mind where you’ve been.” I was talking to a friend the other day about how most of us tend to keep the bad stuff that happened to us when we were kids, or earlier in our lives, or even last year, around us. We like to say, “Well [this] happened to me when I was a child, and that’s why I do [this].” We use the stuff that happened to us in the past as an excuse for not moving forward. If we can’t find a partner? “Well, my parents had a really bad marriage so that was my example.” If we can’t make any money? “Well, my Dad was really bad with money and didn’t teach me how to save.” If we can’t open up to a loving relationship? “Well, I was abused as a child so I don’t trust people.” Think about it, remember when the phrase ‘dysfunctional family’ became all the rage? People started throwing that around like beads at Mardi Gras. And they said it with pride! “Oh, welcome to my dysfunctional family!”

The point is, we sometimes use our past as a crutch. We use it as an excuse. We blame someone or something other than ourselves…from the past…for the position we find ourselves in now. But the point of that quote is that it’s over. That bad stuff is no longer happening to you. Or is it?

As I’ve said a gazillion times, the Law of Attraction states: That which is like, unto itself is drawn. The things you think about now, bring more like things to you. So, if you’re continuing to live in the past, to justify that ‘stuff’ that happened to you, you’re keeping it in your now. The Universe doesn’t know whether the stuff you’re paying attention to happened 20 years ago or 5 minutes ago. If you’re thinking about it and analyzing it and poking at it, it’s in your now. And by doing that you’re ensure that yes, it is still happening to you. So I ask again…

What’s in your now?

In Munay…

Focus on the What and the Why…

I have people ask me all the time how I am able to communicate with animals. To a certain extent, I think anyone can do what I do, but it does take practice AND the ability to completely let go and open up. I explained that to someone recently and it made me think. When I communicate with any animal, the biggest thing I have to do is get out of the way. I almost have to make ‘me’ disappear and leave it all up to the animal. If I try to force information or any direction to the reading, I either start to lose the connection or I start to doubt the connection and it’s really not a good reading. But, when I set an intention that I want to receive the best information I can in order to help the human and the animal I’m reading…well then, it’s usually pretty great. “What?” you ask, and “Why?”

Exactly. When I focus on the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ I want something…instead of focusing on the ‘what’, the ‘when’, and the ‘how’…it usually turns out pretty darn well. Because, when I let go I open up to God/Spirit/Universe and allow them to provide the information or details and make it happen. In their workshops Abraham-Hicks often says that if we just get out of the way, the Universe will provide it better than we could possibly imagine it. In other words, when we try so hard to make something happen the way we want it to, we just mess it up and it never turns out as good as it could have if we just let it happen the way it was supposed to in the first place.

My friend and I recently decided to do a daily ‘rampage’ on the things we were trying to manifest in our lives and in our businesses. So everyday for five minutes, we both talk to ourselves about those things we want and why we want them. We’re very careful about not saying ‘how’ we want them to come to us. So, I invite you to try an experiment. Think about something you really, really want to manifest. Now add to that thought the ‘why’ you want to manifest it and check in to see how it makes you feel when you think those thoughts. Now, think about ‘how’ you want it to manifest. What just happened to your energy?

Let’s stick with the what and the why shall we?

In Munay…

Snap out of it!

 

I often say, and people often think, that I’m a Type A personality. But, in reality, I’M not, but my BRAIN is. I’m actually a pretty mellow person. I don’t jump from thing to thing, I’m not always running around. I’m not busy climbing the corporate ladder. But my brain? It doesn’t stop. I am constantly thinking, mulling over, analyzing, or just plain picking something apart in my head. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always bad stuff I’m picking apart, in fact it’s actually usually good stuff. My point is, it never stops. My husband sometimes makes fun of me about it and I say to him, “I defy you to spend 30 seconds inside my head and see if you don’t put your hands over your ears and run away screaming…”

So last week I had a pretty bad week. I dropped the ball on something and just couldn’t figure out what happened, what I was doing wrong. So what did I do? I poked at it and poked at it and poked at it….and then I poked at it some more. In other words, I kept this thing that I couldn’t figure out, that I was very upset about, fully present in my ‘now.’ I kept that bad feeling vibration going, and going, and going. I just couldn’t let it go! I HAD to figure it out! And I felt awful. Now I admit, sometimes when I’m faced with a challenge, I poke at it until I figure it out. Like for example a computer problem that I stay up all night trying to fix. That’s different though. It’s a challenge and it’s really not personal. It’s the computer that’s messing up, not me. But this was me ‘failing’ in my mind, so it was way different.

After 3 days of me carrying this thing around I was so exhausted that some part of me just said, “SNAP OUT OF IT!” And I gave up. I let it go. I just had to trust that God/Spirit/Universe was going to show me how to fix this. And guess what happened? Like later that same day?

When you work in the “energy field” (and I don’t mean Duke power…) you learn that ‘when you give a session, you get a session.’ So in the middle of all of this I saw a client and her big message was all about getting out of the way and trusting that your ‘Team’…again God/Spirit/Universe or whatever it is you call yours…has your back and you just need to trust and let go. Later in the week I gave an Animal Reading and guess what message the animal had for her human? Yep, get out of the way, walk away, trust, and let go. Unfortunately, I was too caught up in trying to figure this out on my own, that I wasn’t hearing the messages that were there for me too. But damned if God/Spirit/Universe didn’t keep throwing them in my path.

Sometimes you can’t convince yourself to let go, to stop thinking about it, to walk away from it, and to trust. (Especially if you have a Type A Brain.) But sometimes, a part of you is able to smack the other part of you in the face and say…

SNAP OUT OF IT!

And then you can go pour yourself a cocktail and wait for the answer…

In Munay…