Tuesday Thoughts And So Far So good
Hi Friends, I trust you were able to let go of some things that were no longer serving you. Thanks again for your kind feedback that it resonated with you. Today, I want you to look in your mirror and pat yourself on the back and say, "I have handled everything life threw at me so far. I am proud of myself." With this exercise I have already lost some of you. Correct? It's a double whammy. Usually I give you a nice intro and then at the end I might offer an exercise. Not today. I wanted to shock you a little. You probably would be the first one to congratulate someone else for having withstood all the storms in their lives. You would be the first to pat them on their shoulder and say, “I am proud of you." And please keep doing that. Just right now, I want you to hold still, close your eyes and think about what you did well this year. Now, see those things as in a movie before your eyes. Let the movie clips pass. Take deep breaths. In and out. Get into a state of gratefulness. Grateful to God, or source, or whoever you believe in, and be thankful for the breath of life that flows through you. Put your hand on your heart and sit with that gratefulness for a moment. Now grab a piece of paper or a journal and write down what you saw. Were they BIG events? Small moments? A mix of both? Maybe some no one else ever saw or knows about. Be proud of those moments. You actually went through them and came out on the other side… Weaker? Stronger? More overwhelmed? Wiser? Relieved? More experienced? Heavier? Lighter? Probably all the above. Now, go back to the movie clips and see when they roll the credits. There is your name. Wow. You did it. You got "credit" for starring in that movie. I don't want you to change a thing. Just acknowledge that you had the capability and tenacity to get through. Maybe one scene you had to repeat multiple times until you got it. Others you had completely forgotten about because they came so naturally. Maybe your friends and family noticed things in the movie that you didn't even know were part of you. You starred in your movie. And it's all good. You did a fine job. Can you see it? Often we need to step outside of ourselves and observe us with a new perspective; a neutral observer’s perspective. Maybe even a biased perspective of a friend or loved one who is absolutely nuts about you. How about that? And it won’t change a thing with how you see yourself, unless you take it in and acknowledge it. Take it in with a deep breath of gratitude to God, to yourself, and to anyone who supported you. Kind of like your own acceptance speech at the Oscars. Yes, you are a big deal! Yes, you deserve credit! And yes, you played your part really well! Here is your affirmation:
I have handled everything life has thrown at me so far.
I am proud of myself.
How hard was that now, after reading it the second time? You know, practice helps you get better. Let me know how you do with this. I can't wait to hear from you.
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You are loved.
Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle
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