The time is now to know what’s guiding your life. Is it calm and peace? Worry and stress? Love and joy? Caring and accepting?
Knowing what’s leading your life will help shift your thinking when life’s challenges presents itself to you. It will help you get back on track when you know and live it.
This last week’s shooting in Las Vegas can certainly have you question many things - what is happening to our country, how could someone do something so outrageous or wonder where you could ever feel safe again.
It can also push people over the edge.
It is why it is important to find ways to get back to your guiding force and center yourself. It helps you get grounded again, feel empowered rather than feel helpless or hopeless about unexplainable situations.
Many people want to get involved some way - send donations, volunteer or become a crusader. Ask yourself what you can do to make a difference. What feels right to you. This helps you settle some of the anxiety that you feel.
Meditation and being in nature are great ways to center yourself.
As Tony Robbins says, change your physiology, change your life. Move, do something.
These unsettling situations can be great reminders to wake up. To remember how you intend to live your life.
If you are living from fear, your choices will be totally different from if you are living from love. You will be absorbed with the horrendous act this man did and be paralyzed, or you will focus more on the goodness and love that happened from all the ways people came together to help.
Yes, the act did happen. Acknowledge it, feel what is happening for you. But, don’t become more fearful, hopeless or helpless.
Take charge of your life. Listen to what is calling you from the situation.
Just like I did as I realized how upset I was by the hateful things I see happening around.
I follow a number of people who focus on creating a more loving, peaceful world. Their messages are great reminders to me.
To focus on what I CAN do something about.
Colin Tipping is one. He shared his Radical Transformation Worksheet - “Applying the Strategy of Radical Forgiveness to World Events.”
(http://www.radicalforgiveness.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Radical-Transformation-Worksheet.pdf ) Here are a few of the questions he has you focus on:
Write about the ones you just checked and any others that have come to mind.
His work has you look inward, how you can shift to a more empowering place if you are willing.
My reflections made me recommit to my work - to helping the people in my circle of influence. I know, the more people are valued and feel heard, the more likely they will live a loving, peaceful life.
Get clearer about what you want leading your life. It can be simple like my Louise Hay calendar quote, “I look for good, and find only good wherever I go.”
As Abraham-Hicks shares, “You’re always on your way somewhere. The key is: find a way to be happy wherever you now are on your way to where you really want to be. (We’re speaking of the state of being you want.) It does not matter where you are; where you are is shifting constantly — but you must turn your attention to where you want to go. And that’s the difference between making the best of something and making the worst of something.”
Are you being a voice for love and acceptance, or are you spending your time judging and condemning?
This is a wake-up call. What are you hearing?
The world, this country and your town need you to be the energy of love and joy.