As I tried to write an encouraging email to a sister-friend this morning, I was reminded that lifes’ challenges can be a tremendous gift to us depending on how we see them and how we react to them. Past hurts can remain buried underground in our psyche for years and then all of a sudden, there they are. And it’s usually at the most inopportune time. They remind us that we still have work to do but the mind is a powerful thing. It keeps those things suppressed that at the time we might not be ready or able to deal with. It’s the universe’s great little coping mechanism for dealing with trauma.
So if you know or believe that to be true, then what is the universe telling you when they begin to resurface? I believe it’s God‘s way of saying “You’re strong enough to handle this now. You are smart enough and capable enough to handle this now.” It doesn’t usually feel like it at that very moment, but I believe it’s true. If there are situations that you’ve been putting off or neglecting because you felt they were too hard or painful and they’re coming up now, that’s because it’s time to address them… NOW. No matter how difficult or painful the are, look at them and resolve that you are going to handle them this time. You’re not going to put it back in the box and put it back on the shelf. You are going to unpack it and deal with it once and for all. You might need help and support. You might need tools and strategies. You will certainly need someone to help hold you accountable, BUT YOU CAN DO IT! Those fears and limiting beliefs have been holding you back long enough.
Your dream life is waiting! Smooches~