April "Spring Out of It"

It sure is an interesting time in our lives. The year 2012 is here and all around me I am seeing structures crumbling. A lot of my friends are getting divorced and making huge life changes. There has been a lot of death around us. I see the crumbling all around me and sometimes it’s really hard to not get caught up in it. I feel the anger, frustration, and the chaos around me. My question is: HOW DO YOU SPRING OUT of the negativity that surrounds you and the depression that follows people you know? How do you not get involved energetically with all that surrounds you? I’m one of the lucky ones, I have a great marriage and solid relationships with my friends and family. But what about those who don’t have someone to help them through the tough times?  How can you just say “Spring out of it” when they are going through HELL? 


One of my best friends called me the other day, she was so upset that things were not working out for her and she was so frustrated with her failed relationships.


“That’s it”! I said, “STOP! You have the option right this moment to stop dwelling on where you are and what you think is “happening to you”! We are going to get off the phone right now and this is what you are going to do: 


First, get a paper and pen and write down EVERYthing that you are grateful for. 


Second, watch an inspirational movie like “The Shift”, “You Can Heal your Life”,  “Soul Surfer”, or anything that will uplift and inspire you. 


Third, look in the mirror and tell yourself how much you love YOURSELF! 


Fourth, go back to your gratitude journal and write more. 


Then call me.” 


She did all of this and called me and told me she felt so much better. It’s Spring, a time of new life, a time of growth. You may be going through some really tough times at the moment, but you have the choice to change things, adjust your perception of things.


Do something different. Change what is going on for you, even if it’s a small change, do something different that supports you to become happier, more involved, more connected. You know what that is for yourself. You know deep down what you need to do. Take a few minutes and meditate.  The answers will come if you listen. 


Questions to ask yourself- 

What inspires you?