This is continuation (of sorts) on this week's post on How You Handle Adversity. Hopefully, if you handle that adversity well, it won't get to this stage. But remember that perception is reality and if you don't think things are going well or working out for you, they won't be.
However, many years later you may reflect back on that time and realize that everything worked out perfectly and as it was supposed to. You could say that that's quite a fatalistic approach to things but I don't think so. I do believe we can make everything better even "on the fly".
I look back at many times in my life where I thought "the end is here" (in my youthful dramatization) and several years later I understood that everything worked out exactly as it should. I think that happened because I tried to just march right through those events and make the most of them and then forget them. I tried not to dwell on any bad event for very long. This was way before I knew anything about metaphysics.
There was an easier way though - had I known.
Remember in my Terrie's Trek Across Tennessee report how I recognized how important it is to stay present and stay IN the present. By doing that you avoid the "what if" this or that happens? When you enter into the "what if" mode, you can come up with all sorts of bad things....you can also come up with all sorts of good things if you come at it from a different approach. This is one of Abraham's techniques that is excellent and helps you get into the proper vibration.
I am currently dealing with that "Things Don't Seem To Be Working Out" scenario regarding my feet. It's been way too long since the end of the race and I should have healed faster. After all, almost everyone else who participated in the event has been out running races already. I can still barely walk even though all this time has passed since it ended. Initially I was very worried. Worried that I would never be able to run again. I was obsessed with this. You see, running is one of the most important things in my life. And there would be a great void if I weren't able to do it any longer. And then, there's the "what am I going to do for exercise and keep the weight off" issue that always permeates a girl's spirit and soul.
When I wrote my report and when I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by two folks, I really began to realize that these injuries are a gift. Often times we don't know the meaning or value of a gift when first given but it later becomes apparent. I started to see how this problem was doing more for me than rapid healing would have done.
I was seeing how so many disabled people have to live every moment of every day. The empathy (and sympathy) I was garnering for them was of great value even though I'm not yet certain of how I will apply the info. I just know that I was meant to experience this and become aware.
I was also forced to realize that my life is too shallow. That I need to find other outlets and valuable ways to fill my time. My coaching program will be an excellent example of that. And I could be getting ready for it now while I'm healing. In other words, I do not have any excuse right now for not working on it since I can't be out running.
I have much more time for my writing too. There are the two books that I'm working on. I have no excuses really but my procrastination has continued despite having the time. Still have to figure that one out.
I started reading again too. I haven't done that in a very long time. I especially am getting into the two books Ben exposed me too during the run. I have started "Infinite Jest" and am enjoying working my way through it. And of course, James Patterson came out with a new book right at this great time.
I've also learned more about essential oils. I was very interested in them before but now am working on the right combination for pain and inflammation. This has been a terrific exposure since I am much better at the "see one, do one, teach one" mode. If I can see the results (on my feet) then I can remember the techniques and combinations better in order to impart my knowledge to others.
For, I have realized that my role in life is to learn things and pass them on to others. Just as we talk about needing to keep money in circulation (buying and selling vice saving and stuffing your money away) is the way to absolute abundance, the same goes for all we learn. It does no good to just learn something and store it away. We are compelled and obligated to pass it on to others. The human race is a social race and it is our responsibility to keep it that way despite all the dependence and reliance on technology. What have you learned that you can pass on to others?
The attitude with which you view your situation is the key point in how they will turn out. If you view each problem with the "what am I learning from this?" or "what can I learn from this?" and "how can I apply this in my life for the best?", you will have raised your vibration and you will be searching for the solution.
Remember to focus on the Solution, not the problem! If you focus on the problem(s), you will receive more of the problem and more of that attitude. But if you focus on the solution, you'll raise your vibration and you'll be on a different plane than problematic thinking and you'll be much more likely to attract the solution and all the benefits.
When things don't seem to be working out, just tell yourself that they will work out the way you shape them no matter what. The Law of Attraction is always working. You just have to manage it and turn your attitude and beliefs about this current situation into whatever positive you can. It's not a "pollyanna" approach. It's just accepting that you created the situation and now it's your responsibility to accept it or shape it into something useful and valuable. You do that via your attitude and belief.
What's going on in your life now? How can you view it differently? Let us know in the comment section. Repeat this phrase endlessly - "Everything always works out for me!"