June has been bustin’ out all over and as the clock strikes midnight it will finally be over.
I’m not complaining mind you I’m just sayin’. Many of the clients I Read for have been going through it big-time. I answer the phone and they are already in tears. (Usually the tears don’t come ’til after I tell ’em all the things they don’t want to hear.) There are months when we seem to glide through life and months where we pray we can keep up with it all. It has been one of those months. The praying kind…not the gliding kind.
Decision after decision has been made and now we pray for the best outcome.
Nothing really dramatic – just change. Just life. Just it’s-about-frickin’-time you looked at this whatever, gave it a name, and stopped dancing around the issue. Big girl panties on and handle it! So, we handle it.
A few days or a few weeks will go by and the seeds of our decision will bear fruit.You have to trust what you did was the right thing to do.
This will happen over and over again throughout our lives. It’s a process of pain, relief from pain, then fresh new energy. The process will have us feeling better than we had been in a good while. So, why were we acting as if we were having a root canal without anesthesia.
Perspective is everything. Change is not easy when you aren’t certain if the exchange will be fair.
Something will replace the something we know? Will it be enough? Will there be a period of emptiness? Unbearable emptiness. Oh, no! Not emptiness.
We need to learn to experience emptiness and enjoy the lightness of being it has to offer. Remain faithful knowing full well emptiness never lasts for long. I mean look at that hall closet you just cleared out in December, right? How about the trunk of your car? Empty just isn’t a forever kind of thing.
We humans need to fill up the spaces and we do. It would behoove us to become less accepting of filling them up with junk in the first place.
It doesn’t matter if it is our closets, or our stomachs, or our hearts. Our high-tolerance for riff-raff will get us into trouble every time. How do you know you are making the correct decisions for your life? You don’t know!
But here is how we may know.
Pay attention to how you feel after you make a decision. Do you feel relieved? Then honor the outcome of the decision. Get in the habit of putting your feelings of relief and a positive outcome together. Ask for signs along the way.
Yesterday, I was at the beach. Children were everywhere, laughing, and flying salt-water taffy colored kites. The restless ocean was a deep lavender-blue. It was remarkable. I closed my eyes and said the prayer I had come to the ocean to pray. When I finished my prayer I opened my eyes only to notice a tiny butterfly the same color of the ocean lighting on a flower.
The flower was the exact same color as butterfly… lavender-blue. It may not seem like much but I took it as a sign. A sign I had come to a correct decision and my prayer would be answered.
I left the seaside feeling satisfied.
Today, I went to the paint store to pick up color chips. I’m leaning towards the blues and feeling sunny yellow.
Have a sweet one!