It has been a very trying week as I help sell fireworks for a family business on the side of my regular full-time job. With that said, it has also been a very revealing and growing week for me. I’ve run into many scenarios that caused me to want to react right away, and usually in the negative. I processed what I was going through and looked at every situation objectively. Most often I found that a lot of what transpired was my own fault, either through poor choices, or not taking time to really evaluate the circumstances and respond accordingly.
I think the key word there was time. I required, and continue to require, a few seconds or moments to step outside of my environment and look at the whole picture. Long ago I learned that to make the best decisions, I would look at the problems I had, the possible outcomes of each problem, and their probable consequences. The choice and consequence that I firmly believed would bring me the most contentment with no, or minimal, regret would be the option I choose.
Initially, I literally wrote down my process for each life decision. I still do for major ones. But I have practiced this for so long now that it comes almost second nature to go through the process. The mistakes I made this last week stemmed from not fully taking care of myself physically (sleep, eating right, time management, etc.). I was in a hurry and my body was not at its optimal functioning state of being. Stress kicked in and I made poor choices in a hurry just to deal with them immediately. Luckily, I was spared any real or lasting damages. I just put my mind and body through added stress on top of the pressure it was already under from not self-caring right.
Fortunately, I immediately hit replay and walked through each incident mentally and acknowledged what I could have done differently to feel more positive about myself and their outcomes. I was even able to go a step further and help another individual process their own involvement in some of the situations. That person was extremely stressed out until after we processed together. Then we laughed about everything and chalked it up to valuable life experiences. I believe we both grew individually that day and formed a lasting connection based on trust, respect and communication.
The greatest take-away from the whole week was learning to look at my own part of the play first and determine my culpability in it. Admitting to myself and others that I made a mistake and being willing to learn from that mistake was golden. I’ve learned to value the lessons I acquire from my mistakes and apply them to future problems. Everything I go through in life is a budding opportunity to become the best version of myself.
All this ties into manifesting through intention in that when I am stressed and worried about things and life, I am not in an open receptive state to receive the answers to the intentions life has for me. I can either miss the blessing, or it is mistaken for another burden being thrown at me. When I can just be myself and function normally, more results transpire. I wanted a sleeper sofa and have thought about setting up a grilling area outside. While I was spending time with family later this weekend, and without expressing to them these desires, I was given both a sleeper sofa and a grill! Two manifestations right off the bat!
This is such a fun journey and I am so glad to be sharing it with you. I have some upcoming information that may be useful to you in practicing manifesting. It is advice I am getting from someone who has been doing this a lot longer than I have, and I’m hoping I can get that person to guest blog about it on here soon. Thanks for reading and may all your intentions come to be. Blessings.