By Vickie Magic
It most certainly has been an interesting time of late.
The world has changed in so many ways.
Do you believe, like many, that this is a wake-up call?
Do you believe, like many, that the universe (or god) or whatever you believe, is saying, “FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS”.
To stop being so busy, to slow down, to spend more time with your family, spend more time on WHAT MATTERS?
I truly believe that COVID 19 is going to be something we look back at like September 11, The Twin Towers, like a World War, something that we talk about life before and after.
I truly believe that the benefits from this are going to be TENFOLD, but I also believe that in order for us to really get that WAKE-UP CALL, we must acknowledge this for ourselves and make a decision to make the changes that we know we need to make.
How about you personally?
How have things changed for you?
Did you lose your job?
What is something that MATTERS more to you now, more than ever before.
So far, has it been as bad as you anticipated it would be? Maybe you are still in the thick of it? I have even heard a few say, “Can we stay in COVID mode, long term, I like this slower pace.
Maybe you are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel? It is interesting how resilient we can be, when put to the test. It is interesting how we can get through so much more than we think.
For some of us, our fear was linked to not knowing what would happen. Those of us that needed to be in control of everything. We no longer had control of anything. That is pretty scary, that is pretty difficult, that is pretty different.
Honestly, I personally have been a control freak, in the past I had to be in control of every little thing, I didn’t trust anyone to do anything, properly, so pretty much had to take over most of the doing, this made Vickie a very busy person, so much so that overwhelm, stress, worry stepped in, how on earth would I get it all done? How on earth would I get everything finished, to the level and quality that I HAD to have. I will tell you how. I had to learn to let go of the control, I had to learn something that I call imperfect perfection, that was the only way forward. Progress without perfection. Progress without complete control. It was not an easy lesson to learn, but because of this I have been able to let go of the control of having to KNOW exactly what the future would hold.
It’s kind of funny when you think about it, even before Covid19, we actually still had no idea about what our future held, and that’s the truth, we had no idea about whether we would be successful, not successful, rich, poor, live, die, for that matter and that’s the truth. Nothing has changed actually in that department, we still have no idea, we still have no real control.
The only thing we actually do have control over is WHAT WE THINK.
Now you may be reading this and think, “I don’t always feel that I have control over how I think”.
Well guess what, we all DO actually have control over what we think, sometimes we just need to learn HOW.
HOW to take that control back.
How to master the monkey mind. That bloody monkey mind takes over and it tries to steer us in the opposite direction to where we want to go. It tries to convince us to WAIT FOR THE STORM TO PASS, to play small, to sit back and watch our life go past, it tries to convince us that we have to wait, that we are not good enough, not worthy, not this and not the other thing. I call BULLCRAP, I say, “DANCE IN THE RAIN,” I say “It’s your time to shine, it’s your time to dance, it’s your time to take control”. Honestly what would that mean for you?
If you had absolutely NO FEAR, who would you be?
What would you do?
How would you feel? Fear is a future stealer.
Fear is a happiness taker.
Fear is in reality just thought, just thought, there is actually no such thing.
Fear is actually just:
Once we realise that the things we fear are actually not real, that the things we fear are not actually happening, once we train ourselves to step back and witness the thought, everything changes.
We begin to see that we have a CHOICE, we have the superpower of CHOICE, we can, in any given moment, make a different CHOICE, a CHOICE that will serve us better than the current CHOICE that it leaving us feel UPSET, FEARFUL, WORRIED, STRESSED or whatever else.
Learning the superpower of choice is a life changing superpower one that I for one do not take for granted, I can now choose, in any given moment to flip a thought on it’s head and make another choice. You can too.
So, what would DANCING IN THE RAIN look like to you?
What would choosing JOY look like for you?
What would making a new decision look like for you?
Here are a few things that we could do:
Look for ways that you can pivot.
Look for ways that you can reinvent.
Look for ways that you can prepare for a new future.
Look for ways that you can brainstorm towards change.
Look for ways that you can influence others towards dancing too.
Look for ways to stay focused on the end prize.
Look for ways to focus on what MATTERS.
Look for ways to remind yourself on what you do have.
Look for ways to be grateful. Remind yourself that gratitude is a feeling not a word. When you say, “I am grateful for…..”, remind yourself to feel that gratitude, otherwise it’s just lip service.
Look for ways to lead not follow.
Look for ways to level up.
Look for ways to train yourself to do more, be more.
Looks for ways to take action.
Look for ways to become a DOER.
Look for ways to DANCE IN THE RAIN, DAILY.
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