I just watched this video, it’s a brilliant PR move and so incredible to even watch and feel the joy for these people.
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As I sobbed my way through, smiling and laughing I had another thought also. This situation is so much like life. Some of us expect great and powerful lives, others expect very little. And often we get what we ask for. I’m gonna get deep here. It’s one thing to casually throw out ‘dreams and wishes” and expect them, it’s a whole other thing to know in every fiber of your being that you are called to be a part of something, live somewhere, have things. You are worthy, you are deserving. When you focus on what you don’t have the energetic vibration you are putting out into the world is that of lack, not enough. You will attract that.
In applying this to my own life here is what my takeaways are:
1. I know that I’m being called to move our family somewhere else. I love being near our families and friends but it’s as if chapter is closing and it’s no longer in alignment with my or Bruce’s calling and purpose. No matter how much we are trying to convice ourselves to stay put, suck it up and that it’s safe and comforatble we know different.
2. It is really easy for me to go into my default way of thinking and curse the cold, dread going outside this time of year and focus on knowing the details of this calling. Where are we supposed to move? How will we financially make a living there? What about the benefits we have here? What about the kids and their friends that they’ll miss. On and on.
3. In trusting the bigger picture it’s vital for us to do a handful of things:
a. Visualize the feelings I feel when I think of being in the perfect place (for our family). Imagine everything working out, the jobs fall into place.
b. Don’t get stuck in my perception of reality right now and all the things that appear to be conflicting. Example – I will miss my siblings and their kids, our parents and grandparents are aging, does this make us selfish? How is Bruce going to make what he makes now? He’ll lose his senority, benefits, etc.
c. We must live our lives here in Minnesota with as much happiness, fun, and gratefullness as possible. Appreciate it, savor it. Knowing this won’t make us stuck here but it will put us in a vibrational match with the feelings we want to have. (Wherever we live.)
d. Make room for miracles. We have been de-cluttering. Asking ourselves of every item we own, “would we still want that if it meant we had to move it?” many times the answer is no. So it goes. Lightening up is both literally making room for miracles and decluttering our thought process and spirit so we can spend less time cleaning, moving and walking around things that no longer serve our vision or life. This also includes financial preparations; saving money to move, paying down things, doing fixes on the house to rent it or sell it. Anything that will hold up the process when that place we are meant to be calls our name and steps forward.
4. Honor the knowing, not the ego. I no longer feel the need to constantly explain why I feel called to move. The biggest thing I looked at internally however is “am I running away from anything?” I think a couple years ago when I wanted to move the answer was yes. So I’ve stayed, worked through the muck, done lots of deep soul work, the repairing and understanding of relationships. I can say with certainty that we are making changes that are in complete alignment with why we have been put here on this planet, at this time. It’s connecting more with ourselves, honoring ourselves and trusting. Knowing it will fall into place when the time is right.
So back to the video, it also made me wonder – there is a guy who asks for socks and underwear. necessary parts of life. But do you think he was a little pissed when he saw the next family ask for a big screen tv (and get it)? Do you think he kicked himself for not thinking bigger? Not in a selfish, greedy way but maybe he needed a new dishwasher or something really valid. Just a thought worth pondering.
So it all comes down to this. The universe, God, source, energy is asking you every day what you want. And from a deep, spiritual, loving place you can stand up and claim what you need and want. But many of us never do. We stay little, we don’t want to make waves or seem “different” or crazy. So we don’t dig deep enough to find that place in ourselves that is peaceful and authentic. We are so caught up in our stories. All the reasons why things can’t be. We need to let go of those. This can take moments or years, some people never will let go of all their story or victim mentality. There are so many great coaches, speakers, pastors, online courses that can help us do this. Some of the things I’ve done and I continue to do so that have helped me learn to listen and release the past: I’ve cried, prayed, talked, meditated, had dreams, re-birthed (breathing technique), released blocks on a cellular level and pulled cords, re-lived emotions letting myself cry them out and re-enact them releasing their hold on me. I’ve worked with coaches, learned breathing techniques, found connection with people who are wise, supportive and loving. I create vision boards, lists of goals. Done acupuncture visit my chiropractor bi-weekly, this makes sure my body if functioning and the nerves are unblocked and my energy is flowing. I pray some more. Then I make sure to sit and listen. Not to an external voice but an inner knowing that arises. I also use my art and journaling as a release.
It sounds like work but I savor every one of those items on that list. Like a gift to myself. They feel good. Like coming home.
Wishing you peace and love!!