Kicked Up & Falling Together
Our perceptions can be dramatically negative when in truth our big dream is in process of coming true right under our nose.
I was reminded of this when things went seriously sideways with my ex-beau earlier this month. We’d been peacefully co-habitating when it suddenly became much less peaceful.
I found myself in the position of having to do the very thing I’d been resisting for two years: moving. (Can anyone say “what you resist persists”?)
With as many rescued dogs and cats as I care for, not to mention love for this house (that I’ve invested so much TLC in over the past 6 years), relocating was my absolute most undesirable outcome.
And it looked like now I had to do it.
I shed a lot of tears at the thought of leaving this place and forcing my four legged friends to endure a relocation.
Then I read Jeanna’s post about the sudden death of her brother. She wrote:
I decided right then and there that this was going to be the worst day of my life. I’ll cry rivers of tears forever. I couldn’t imagine waterskiing, cooking, eating, drinking, laughing and joking without him.
Well, luckily there were some whispers of hope popping into my brain waiting to be noticed.
What if this was the best thing that ever happened in my life?
What if I could use this experience to live more fully, peacefully, joyously, lightly and in the moment?
What if I could connect with my brother daily and have his bright perspective at my beck and call anytime I want?
What if I could accept this reality and stop resisting it?
What if I could look back at this time and say it was a positive turning point for me?
If Jeanna could drop her resistance to losing her brother, then surely I could open to a new perspective about what it meant to be moving.
What if it was like Frankie B suggested? When I told him over breakfast that I was getting kicked out by my ex, he respectfully said he saw it differently. He suggested I was getting kicked up, not kicked out.
Because this change had nothing but upside potential.
It seemed obvious once he said that.
And pretty soon it was easier to drop seeing the ex as the bad guy and rather as the best friend who was the catalyst for life getting even better.
Which it just keeps on doing. Life just keeps getting better and better – as soon as I open to seeing it that way.
So even when it looks like things are going cowsh*t and your world is falling apart, it may be more likely the opposite is true: things might actually be falling together.
It’s becoming more clear to me every day that that’s exactly what’s happening for me now.
Every time it looks like things are really awful, I’m reminding myself that it’s that much better on the other side. And that other side is practically within reach already.
Good Vibe U members are getting the details of what’s manifesting in my life right now and how I’m managing the process. (They’re also offering a ton of support just like they do for everyone who posts! Thank you, fellow creators!)
In the meantime, please remember that when things seem awful, we’re probably just not seeing things clearly – and our happy ending is closer than it looks. Sooner or later we will realize just how perfect life has been unfolding all along.