Most people react to life. In fact all of us have just reacted to life until we learn that we have the power to create our lives.
Reacting to life is a state in which things happen to you, people say things that upset you, you get sick, you get behind on car payments,... & you patch yourself up as best as possible. You are in a state of constantly fighting fires, of reacting to the unwanted that has happened.
This state of fighting fires is usually the ONLY time when people seek help, it's when they are sick, or they have a big problem, or when they have hit rock bottom, or when their partner leaves them,... They either cry out for help to the universe or they try to meditate, get readings, pray, say affirmations to try to put this fire out.
They do the things that are sacred when they are in the worst state possible & although this does somewhat help, it is far more powerful when done at other times.
Imagine your favourite 3 course meal ever, maybe it's a fine dining meal, with all of your favourite foods in it, served in your favourite place in the world,... Now imagine being really hungry one day on the way home from work, when you are in a rush because you have to get the kids to soccer practice & you quickly throw that best meal ever down. You wouldn't do it would you? You'd take that meal when you were feeling good, when you were calm, when you had plenty of time, you would get dressed up for it, you would invite your favourite people & you would honour & respect it giving it the time & presence deserved. So although that 3 course fine dining meal would somewhat help in that situation, it's not the right time for it at all.
One of my biggest secrets:
For the last 18 years I have ALWAYS done my spiritual practice, not just on the bad days, but on the good days. I've done readings for myself not just when there is a problem but when I am excited to move to the next step. I've meditated not just when I'm overwhelmed with an active mind, but when I'm feeling calm & awesome. I've used affirmations not when I feel terrible about myself, but when I'm feeling great & working out in the gym.
In fact these things, meditation, readings, affirmations - or any spiritual work, is WAY more powerful when you are feeling great. Then you can really move forward fast to the life that you want & that's when the magic happens.
When you are in a stressed state, reacting to life, the best thing to do is to take action. Stress fills our bodies with fight or flight chemicals, these need an outlet in action, whether that is exercise, cleaning the kitchen, going for a walk,... It requires action to disperse these chemicals coursing through our veins that are making us stressed. Meditation at these times is like ordering bed rest to someone who has drunk so much coffee they are buzzing, it's the wrong course of action to take.
So I challenge you to stop fighting fires, to respond correctly to stress with action & to always do your spiritual practice when you feel good, maybe first thing in the morning writing down those goals even when your goals are manifesting & have manifested, meditating in the morning before you start your day to get those awesome intuitive hits of what to do & where to go for the magic to happen, using self-love affirmations in the shower or while you exercise to take your good feeling even higher, getting readings when there's no problem to solve but you'd like for life to get even better! And start to respond to stress with action, like a duck having an altercation with another duck, it will flap it's wings & use up that stressful energy before going about its usual calm duck business, go for a walk, exercise, clean out the cupboards, mow the lawn,..
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