Are you in harmony with life? Sometimes we spend a lot of energy fighting against “what is.” It doesn’t do much good because in that moment, it is! The only thing we can change is our thoughts about the situation, and then what happens next can change dramatically. Byron Katie, author of the book Loving What Is, spoke about this at Unity on the Bay on Saturday. I highly recommend her book and The Work she does.
I had an amusing example of putting this into practice the next day on Super Bowl Sunday. Anyone who knows me knows that sports aren’t really my thing (to say the least), but when my friend George invited me to go to a sports bar with him to watch “the game,” something in me said yes. Honestly, since I don’t own a TV, that something was an opportunity to watch Katy Perry in the halftime show and spend some time with my friend.
I arrived a little before halftime, so the game was still happening. Even though I was not invested in either team, I decided to yell, scream, and cheer along with the crowd whenever they did. It amused me greatly because I really had no idea what was going on. I just went with the energy. Instead of judging or wondering why people were getting so excited about a game, I joined their excitement. I suppose many of them would wonder why I would go to the American Airlines Arena when the Miami Heat weren’t playing. Why would I be so excited about a Madonna concert or Oprah’s “The Life You Want Weekend?” Different things excite different people, but joy is a divine energy no matter what form it takes. Sunday night unfolded in unexpected ways, and I ended up having one of the most fun evenings I’ve had in a long time. I know it’s because I decided to be in harmony with life.
Sometimes that’s easier said than done. Luckily there are tools to help us. One of the best tools I’ve come across is Family Constellation. It gives participants the actual experience of restoring harmony among the different aspects of their lives. It’s simply amazing what happens in these workshops, but words fall short of describing it. Come see for yourself this month and “Transform Your Relationship with Love.”
Wishing you Peace, Love, Joy, and Harmony in all of your relationships…
As I sat in my car last Monday, trapped in gridlock traffic due to an accident that closed I-95 South, I was anything but peaceful when I saw smoke swirling out from under my hood. That’s when I noticed the needle on my temperature gauge was way past the red H. I surrounded by a sea of cars inching along the highway preventing me from getting to an off ramp. Even if I could somehow get to the side of the road, due to construction, there was no shoulder to pull off onto. I felt trapped and helpless.
That’s when I started repeating my lesson for the day from A Course in Miracles over and over again, “God is the light in which I see.” (Lesson 44) After a few minutes of chanting this, I had the thought to reach out for prayer support from some friends via text message. During the next seconds, minutes, hours, and days, guidance on what to do next kept showing up in many different forms. The first one was a text message from my friend Sara saying “TURN ON YOUR HEAT.” Apparently that draws heat into your car and away from your engine so it can cool off. I’m happy to share this tidbit with all of you in case you’re ever in a similar situation. It works!
As the needle on my temperature gauge started to go down, so did my anxiety level. I felt protected and watched over. Little by little I was able to let go of fearful thoughts about my situation and began choosing loving ones instead. I remembered that everything is always happening for my greatest good, despite outward appearances. Even this! For months I had been feeling like it was time to stop investing money into a 10 year old car with 170,000 miles, but I did not see how or when I could get a new one. That was my limited perspective. In 6 days I went from needing $1,200 to repair my car, to driving a brand new car with a check for $2,000 on its way to me from the dealership.
I want to emphasize that the miracle is NOT the fact that I got a new car, although I am incredibly grateful and appreciative. The real miracle is when I shifted my perspective from fear to Love. When I did that, my nightmare started turning into a happy dream. It would take another 2 pages to tell you all the synchronicities and signs that showed up leading me to a happy outcome. However, what happened in the outside world didn’t really matter because I had already found the ultimate reward… Inner Peace.
Is there something in your life that’s trying to take away your inner peace? Maybe now is the time to sign up for one of my Life Coaching programs, which are based on the principles found in A Course in Miracles. Or maybe you’ll decide to join me for one of my Family Constellation workshops.
Until next time, may you see the blessings in every event of your life..
The picture above is of the gorgeous stained glass window at the Unity Church in Pompano Beach. This Sunday was my third time there, and for the third time I got those tingly God bumps all through my body. That’s my sign that I’m in the right place at the right time. The music is great. The message is great. But most importantly, the people that I am meeting are great. It just feels good to be there, you know what I mean? Do you go places like that?
The beginning of the year is a great time to reassess where you are spending your time and with whom. Not as an opportunity to judge them, but just to be aware of whether or not they are still a good fit for you. Time passes and we change. And that means our social and relationship needs change too. Maybe the groups you belong to no longer support your highest good? Maybe you’ve noticed you feel drained or tired after spending time with certain people instead of happy and invigorated? Maybe you keep going to the same organizations or activities out of habit or obligation instead of a true desire to be there? How do you feel when you’re there? These are just questions I invite you to ponder as you go about your days this month. You might be surprised at your answers, and how good it feels to let some of them go!
A great way to let things go is with Family Constellation. Please visit my website for more information about this amazing healing experience.
Until we meet again, may every spot you find yourself fill your heart with Peace, Love, and Joy…