First of all, I apologize for not wishing you a happy new year any sooner! To be completely honest with you, 2017 has started rather turbulently for me, so I wasn’t able to spend as much time online last week as I would have liked. But everything is fixed now, our internet is back up, and I’m ready to get moving to make some BIG things happen this year.
I’ll be totally transparent with you. As I was approaching the end of last year, I was SO excited about this fresh start that I felt 2017 was going to bring. I had big dreams and plans, lots of ideas, and I couldn’t wait to get going!
And then, everything turned out very differently. Instead of taking big action, I was forced to spend most of my week offline.
Now, if there’s one thing I believe in, it’s that obstacles aren’t here to stop us, but to teach us exactly what we need to learn so we can create the reality we desire.
Even though it may not always seem that way, the driving force of the universe is love (God), so ultimately, everything happens for us, not to us.
Here are a few things this past week has taught me:
1. Trust your magic! Know that even when you can’t take physical action, you (the real you) are still 100% in control of the reality you are creating. It all begins inside. Instead of focusing on the problem or the action you can’t take right now, keep your eyes on what you truly desire. If you can’t create it physically right now, start by identifying the feeling of what you want to bring into your reality, and then find ways to create that feeling right now.
(For example, last week, I realized that what I was really looking for was inner peace, so I made sure I wasn’t worrying excessively, I spent time in prayer and meditation, and I embraced the opportunity to disconnect from Facebook for a while.)
2. Trust God/the universe. Know that you are not alone! Trust that God truly loves you and that he is always here to support you. One aha-moment I had last week was that I wasn’t allowing myself to receive God’s love and support because I wasn’t trusting him, so I was trying to do everything on my own and looking for answers in the wrong places.
I also realized that I wasn’t trusting other people, and that I even needed to do some forgiveness work with my spiritual support team (a.k.a. the angels). Once I did, I could feel a lot of pressure falling off me, and I realized that there was indeed a lot of support around me that I hadn’t been willing to receive!
3. There’s no shame in asking for support. This one was perhaps the hardest of all. In order to get our internet back up and running, I needed to call our internet provider from home. Cole was out of town for work, and my phone wasn’t working, so I had no choice but ask my mom if I could use hers.
Even though I have a good relationship with my mom, I felt terrible because I felt that I was asking for too much, that I wasn’t being a good daughter, and that I didn’t deserve her help! Of course, she was happy to help out, and with lots of team work (supported by my mom, my fiancé, my coach, and talking to several technicians on the phone), we finally got our internet back up and running!
Now, I’d love to hear from you! How has 2017 started for you, and what are your big goals for this year? Let me know in the comments below! :)