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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It’s Only Information

It’s Only Information

Instead of focusing on the drama of what is happening now, think about it as INFORMATION.
Let go of the need to defend yourself, to justify or blame or explain, to agree or disagree.
(That is your ego speaking.)
Change your response to, “Isn’t that interesting information?”
(That is your higher self speaking. It generally has a neutral, calm energy.)
How does this inform your next step?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Focus on Self-Care

Focus on Self-Care
(See The Woman’s Comfort Book by Jennifer Louden)
What do you need to do to care for yourself right now?
Take 2 minutes to brainstorm as many ideas for your own self-care as you can.
What is one you could easily do right now?
Return to your current situation with a refreshed sense
of who you are and what you can accomplish.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Recall Another Success

Recall Another Success

Stop for a few minutes

and recall a time you successfully resolved a problem you were facing.

What’s a seed of a strategy from that solution that could help you now?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

When in Doubt, Give Yourself a Time Out

When in Doubt, Give Yourself a Time Out
Even taking a 3-minute break from the current situation
could help you gain a different perspective.
Breathe. Write. Walk. Draw.
Jump up and down.
Close your eyes.
Splash water on your face.
Return to the situation with a different kind of energy, emotion and perspective.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Only The Shadow Knows

Only The Shadow Knows
(See Debbie Ford’s The Dark Side of the Light Chasers)

   Often the difficulties we’re facing represent a part of ourselves that we haven’t learned to deal with – our shadow self. Jung offered the term "shadow" to describe the parts of our personality that we have rejected – often out of fear, ignorance, shame, or lack of love.

    According to Debbie Ford: Our shadows exist to teach us, guide us, and give us the blessing of our entire selves. They are resources for us to expose and explore. The feelings that we have suppressed are desperate to be integrated into ourselves. They are only harmful when they are repressed: then they can pop up at the least opportune times.”

     You will transform your life when you learn to recognize and make peace with your shadow. Your shadow is your teacher, holding the clues to where to focus on making changes. The simplest change being that you learn to love ALL parts of yourself, not just the “good” ones.

What shadow side of yourself is being offered to you to heal
through this current situation?

This is my cat, Shadow. (Sorry, I couldn't resist...)