Let’s take today for example. I woke up late! Very late…okay-- for a very important date is what was just rolling through my head there; I guess Alice in Wonderland analogies will be sprinkled throughout this entire post! ;-) …but truly, I could have fallen back on old habits, like that rabbit, I could have said, “No time to say hello goodbye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m LATE!
However, once I decided that I would be calling in today, I proceeded to focus my attention on the reasons that I could realistically use for calling in. As they became apparent my awareness drifted to what was planned for that day. Once I recalled the amount of meetings that were scheduled, I realized it was time to refocus. And , not on, “DAMN, I cannot believe I have to go into that B*&&^ today!!”
Instead, it was “Okay choose and choose wisely, what is going to make life easier overall. So I got up and proceeded to prepare for work. I was mindful of not rushing, I’ll get there in good time, with good energy. I was mindful of my driving, I will get there without the leftover tension from calling bitches all the way down the road. And finally, I was mindful that I chose.
So I entered with a smile on my face. But of course, the universe is always there standing by, waiting for the most opportune time to take your growth lesson a bit further.
That came in the form of my executive director, I call her the queen, and the facility is her kingdom, because that is how she runs it. With a wave of her hand, she interrupted and changed the tone of my already busy day. She hit me in my, "Am I NOT worthy of a better job to spend my days in??!! Spot.
As I stood there, with the most pleasant facial expression that I could manage, I could feel the pull. First I felt it in my solar plexus. Yoga says that this chakra is the seat of our power, and I could feel my power being taken away. Before I could even ask of myself….what are you defending here? The defensive words began to fall out of my mouth.
And as I felt myself leaning into that rabbit hole, preparing to mentally (through thought) and physically (through words) take that plunge and make my decent, I chose again.
I focused on that uncomfortable feeling in my third chakra, the Manipura Chakra. I felt the heat from the fire in the belly and knew that the queen could have it her way and that there was nothing to defend.
She was happy inside of her kingdom, and I was joyful inside of mine. My power cannot be taken away, it can only be given, I chose and I will choose and choose again!
Today I am thankful for the power of Self. The spirit within is the seat of God and it is there that I rest, and watch, and chose.
Lifeis: Best lived from the vantage point of personal power.