Example: Ex-husband and plans that go awry.
You can either let them become your focus or take back your power and focus on what feeds you.
Happy Magic Love Dust *~*~*~*~*~*~*
I have a propensity to be negative when something irritates me. Irritations for me are as the examples shown above, or when I’m delayed in getting somewhere, there’s a spot on the dishes after they’ve been washed. Someone is rude. Can’t get the square in the round hole. There are plenty of idiot small things & several big things that ‘irritate’ me. This morning, I looked at my phone that had been on vibrate since last evening & found 12 calls from my ex-husband. TWELVE! I answered on the 13th call only because I had my phone in my hand as I walked out the door hurrying to not be late in delivering my daughter to her school.
(1st – please understand, it felt GREAT to put down technology – I’m a self proclaimed tech junkie – using it anyway – 2nd – he lives 3 hours away and gives or receives a call from our daughter every morning & evening. I thought she’d talked w/him last night. My house phone was turned off too. My daughter had logged onto her phone account – Skype – logging off mine – caused him some irritation)
Turns out, he left THREE voicemails on my daughter’s phone, which had been dead & a even a text message. Thanks for worrying. REALLY. Thanks for worrying – however…REALLY? REALLYREALLY? Can we not have 12 hours of silence? I just had to be irritated with this disruption to our morning. (didn’t really – wanted to be apparently).
On top of this barrage of phone calls from the ex, my Honey had to do something else this morning other than meet me for our morning cup of brew.
THE WORLD IS ENDING!!! No – however, it was IRRITATION in micro that could grow into ruining my day. It’s something I’ve done before. Since I’d not sent out the HMLD text, I just KNEW that the topic had to be about how we decide whether something controls us, or whether we take our power back & say, “nope – not gonna happen”. We have the power to think ourselves into almost any situation we desire (see TUT.com). I decided to refocus on balloons, the clouds, how beautiful the moon was last night. On my Darling’s blue, blue eyes. On my daughter’s smile as she snuggle hugged my arm just before she got out of the car for school. It worked and I was smiling 5 minutes later. (took 20minutes to get really irritated though :p).
While typing the HMLD text, I also wanted to put in: “being irritated, angry, hurt, feeling injured is all a part of the process of life. Denying those feelings & responses is not healthy. Acknowledge them. Even embrace them if need be. In the end though, give yourself an opportunity to find a lesson in the pain. An understanding of self from the anger. Give yourself permission to feel the full spectrum of human emotions. It’s ok. Dwelling in the dark though will turn you into Gollum though. justsayin’”
Thank you for sharing this post and your story about how you’ve turned something negative into something positive.