Are you facing uncertainty? Struggling with financial challenges? Are you mired down in situations that seem totally out of your control?
A while back I realized a situation I believed was beyond my control actually wasn’t. When I looked at it from a different angle I saw that I had options to step out of a “battlefield” I’d been attached to for several years. Doing so required a serious financial hit and uncertainty, but it felt right.
It took every tool I’d learned and skill I’d honed to stay above the financial fear and uncertainty. Each time I’d find my mind spinning off in fear I’d just say “Choose Again”, over and over and over. Then I’d pick three things I was grateful for and say “Thank You” out loud. With discipline I stayed open to the possibility that every last bit of it, even the stuff that felt wildly uncomfortable, was actually positive, was happening FOR me, not to me.
Well, guess what?! Sitting there in deep uncertainty I was offered the gift of a week on the island of Zakynthos Greece, everything paid for! WHAT?!!
I was invited to be part of the faculty in a program exploring how developing our consciousness effects the work we do to grow socially useful businesses and solve the big problems the world is facing. WHAT?!!! This is exactly the aspect of my career that is currently hatching!
The event organizers had watched my recent TEDx talk and that, along with my long background in social enterprise, was what prompted the invitation.
It seemed a little crazy to go to Greece given what I was dealing with at home, but it felt right. Sort of like all expenses paid manna from heaven. So I took the leap and left even before all the travel arrangements were fully nailed down. I didn’t really know what to expect so I chose to expect miracles.
- On the long flight over the ocean I somehow got a seat with extra legroom and tray space, which I put to good use writing several breakthroughs I had on the book I’m working on
- Taxi drivers chose not to charge me anything — given the language barrier I never did understand why
- My talk touched hearts and minds
- Another faculty member provided exactly the info and insight I needed for the next section of my book project
- On the flight home I had an entire row with extra legroom, and free drinks all to myself!
So here’s my suggestion. If you don’t know what to expect, EXPECT MIRACLES! Why not? You can imagine the worst or you can stay open to the possibility that things are going to turn out better than you could even imagine. Why not?
The lens you put on the things that happen in your life shape your reality far more than the happenings themselves.
Expect miracles, see all the things you have to be grateful for, choose. You have more power than you know.