I’ve been thinking a lot about resistance lately. It keeps coming up for me in my new role as mommy. I would like to say my transition to motherhood has been seamless, but that’s simply not the case. In fact, it’s been downright messy, challenging and at times, infuriating. It is, in fact, one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also the most rewarding. Each day brings new obstacles to tackle and new joys to experience. It is heaven on earth to experience this miracle every day.
Second, I’ve been seeing a Reiki therapist to help with my personal healing journey. Not much to say about that, except for it’s powerful stuff when done right benefits are noticed. If you don’t know, Reiki is an energetic technique used to reduce stress and relaxation and promote healing. Another form of bodywork, Reiki is able to tap into the physical, mental, and spiritual healing energies of the body.
Finally, as daunting as it’s been feeling, I really am looking forward to what the new year brings. As I settle in to my new schedule I’m finding a groove, reinventing how I do things, and taking personal ownership over my path. There’s something about that statement that is so empowering and I aim to keep it that way.
- Stop making excuses for myself: I have the will, the power and the skill to do the work I want to do.
- Listen to my intuition more: I have been smacked on my forehead so many times in the past few weeks by my intuition that if I don’t start listening I feel as if it will jump out and slap me, lovingly of course ;). Developing my intuition and learning to listen to it are key to finding my way.
- Realize that I have great gifts to offer too: I have so many amazing friends that are doing amazing things and sometimes I think, I can never do that…but that’s self-defeating and down right silly. I may not do exactly what they are, but I can find something of the same equivalent that works for me. Even though my little self doesn’t want to admit, I know that I have a lot to share.
- Try new things. I have a LOT of ideas: In fact, I have been accused of having lots of ideas and not enough follow through, so you know what? I’m going to follow through and whether they are good ideas or not, I’m going to do it. I’ve just made all this space on my calendar, so now I can stop making excuses (see #1) and start getting things done!
- Make the connection: Some people are really good at this. I’m really good at this when it comes to other people, but not myself. Following up on connections once they are made is not my forte. However, that way of thinking is not sustainable. I have to remind myself that even though it might not work the first time, that doesn’t mean defeat, it only means it’s not the right time or fit. Everything will work out as intended.
And since I love quotes, here are a few Thanksgiving quotes to share!