Let me start by defining what I believe our Creator intended for all of us. At our base, our Creator intended for us to be happy, fulfilled, loved, and at peace in our lives so we could enjoy our existence. When you feel these emotions, you have achieved a level of spiritual contentment that puts you in alignment with your true spiritual path. It feels good to be in this place. When life’s setbacks and disappointments have been worked through, and present and future setbacks no longer send you into a downward spiral, you are living the life your Creator intended for you. You have come, you have experienced, you have conquered, and are still standing on two feet – but stronger, abler, and a better, more defined being than you were before.
This is where “wisdom” comes in. Once you squelch the drama and see your life as a beautiful God-given gift, you start to see the world through different eyes. Why? Because you have wisdom. Wisdom in knowing that pain isn’t forever. Wisdom in knowing that disappointment doesn’t last. Wisdom is knowing a situation will get better, and if it doesn’t, there’s a reason you will learn later that will make sense to you when the time is right. Wisdom comes from conquering your negative experiences and fully living your joyful experiences. Wisdom allows you to see the blessings in your life, even when things aren’t perfect.
How do you begin living the life your Creator intended for you? Do one thing different this week. Anything that makes you sad or miserable – find a way to conquer it. Here’s what I mean:
Power of Meditation. As you know from my book, meditation does not have to be difficult. Breathe in, hold for three seconds, and breathe out ten times -- SLOWLY. This gives your mind time to calm. Any thoughts that come in after the calming time, acknowledge, and then say the word “remove” silently to yourself and see the thought slip away. In my form of meditation, I allow thoughts to come into my mind (I don’t struggle to keep my mind blank) because the thoughts that come forward normally are the issues that I need to work on.
Choose one of the thoughts that came to you during meditation. I’ll choose an example: A coworker who bothers you.
For this upcoming week, in my example, practice your Power of Compassion. Find love in your heart for your coworker by realizing that the reason they bother you may be something they can’t control, don’t realize they’re doing, or their insecurities cause them to behave in a negative way. Doing this allows you to see what annoys you in a different light.
Still in your Power of Compassion, find one thing each day that makes this coworker valuable, unique, or special. Are they a good father/mother? Are they good at organizing projects? Are they dedicated and loyal to their friends? Are they a fantastic artist? Find one new beautiful spark in your coworker each day and hold it in your thoughts. This will help you to find value in this person and see them in a more positive light. You are now practicing the Power of Thought.
Practice your Power of I AM each morning before work. These are two very powerful words that help you clarify intention. “I AM learning to understand my coworker. I AM getting along with my coworker. I AM being kind to my coworker. I AM seeing the spark in my coworker.” Stating your "I AMs" silently directs your attention to your intention and helps you stay in line with your goal of learning to accept and find value in your coworker.
Practice the Power of Allowing. We absolutely must allow people to be who they are for us to live more solidly within our own light. We don’t always know what’s best for others (even when we think we do). We also don’t know what another's divine life plan is moving them toward based on the decisions they make that are necessary for their learning and growth as an individual.
Practice the Power of Inspired Action by asking the Universe to show you how to remove your own angst against your coworker. Then watch for synchronicities that come into your life this week that give you an opportunity to change your thought process and break free from whatever tie that binds you to unhappiness with that individual.
Try this for one week and check your results at the end of the week. I suggest practicing your Power of Journaling by making a note of your intent, writing down thoughts, ideas, and happenings that occurred while you were practicing the Power of Meditation, Power of Compassion, Power of Thought, Power of I AM, Power of Allowing, and Power of Inspired Action. Journaling helps you notice the subtle nuances of change and growth so you know your intentions are working. Stay in your power. – Much love, Amara