“You can be fully satisfied with where you are, understanding that you’re eternally evolving. When you get into that place of feeling appreciation of where you are and of who you are, and appreciation of what you are, and you accept that you are a never-ending, always unfolding Being, then you can stand in that delicate balance of being optimistic about what is to come, without being unhappy about where you stand. Find a way of eagerly anticipating future changes, while at the same time you are in love and satisfied with who, what, where and how you be.” ~ Abraham Hicks
When we have a larger vision for our lives and are excited for it to come into manifestation, we can sometimes get impatient while we wait for its arrival. We want it here now, nOW, NOW! And in reality, what we’re creating simply needs time to come together.
And trust me, I’m there with you. While things are progressing along with what I’m creating, I still sometimes have those moments or days pop up when I’m feeling like...omg, when is this thing going to completely come together?
So what do you do in those moments when you know you’re on to something more to come, but still have to live in the reality of today? What do you do when you feel like your soul has moved forward into your new life, or new creation, yet your daily life appears to be lagging behind?
Though things have been flowing so consistently for me lately, today was one of those days that my desire to want things to happen more quickly was prominent. It also happened to be the day that I told myself I would wrap up this blog post.
So here you go, below are my real-time tips for how I’m getting through my day of tolerating what is right now while I continue to work toward what will be.
I was beginning to get anxious and the negative thoughts began to fill my mind. “What more could I be doing?” “What am I doing wrong?” “Are these efforts really working; do I believe what I teach?”
Through my practice of energy work, I have become masterful at recognizing foreign energy in my space. And this was it. We all have energies around us that aren’t too helpful. They’re highly negative, actually, and want to keep us stuck right where we are, and don’t want us to realize our full potential. Those anxious thoughts I was having, and worse, those thoughts of doubt on believing all that I believe, was a key sign to me that the negative energy had appeared. Anxiousness, worry, doubt, blame even, impatience, these are all emotions that can appear when we’re being distracted by foreign energy that wants to throw us off track and mess with our focus on what we’re creating.
When I realized this was beginning to take over I sat down, and I meditated. Meditation quiets the mind and assists us with coming back to the present. Returning to the present helps silence that negative chatter that causes us to spiral, which can result in not getting anything done. Meditating also connects us to the Divine; our higher power and infinite positive source of energy that we are all a part of, and all have access to.
After meditating for about 8-10 minutes, I felt more calm and clear. I was able to get a hold of myself, to feel into the energy of presence, and to watch that negative chatter fade away.
Take a step.
In other words, take some action. I did not shut down, but rather made the decision to take one more step, and keep doing the work.
My intention for today was to finish this blog post, then start on another. It would have been easy for me to shut down my laptop and blow off what I intended to do today, and just sit with my impatient, anxious self. I did walk away from my laptop to make my bed, but while I was making my bed and getting ready for the day, I was actually continuing to draft this post in my mind. This is one of the truths I can give to you, my readers and life coaching clients; I do the work. I look at what’s happening in my life, and then I coach myself through it. I say, “Ok, what am I going to do to move forward, to feel better, to not end up stuck, to not spiral?” And then I relay what I actually did back to you in hopes of sharing my real-life insights for your benefit.
And what I can tell you is that although it might feel a little uncomfortable, continuing with action can make your situation feel much better. You don’t have to beat yourself up and exhaust yourself, just don’t quit yourself. The most important part of being in a state of attracting more to you is remaining in a state of forward motion.
Change your environment or do something new.
It’s a Saturday, and a cloudy one with thunderstorms coming in here in Denver. It would have been easy for me to stay at home, not get myself dressed and put together, and just remain siloed in my comfy environment. But I also knew that changing it up today would give me a fresh perspective. I’m at the cafe at the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens as I write. Different air. Different views. People in and out. New energy. A different vibe. The sun is even coming back out. This is helping.
I did this last weekend as well; leaving my city of Denver to head to Boulder (about 40 minutes away) for the afternoon. I did a bit of writing and people watching in a coffee shop there, which provided some new, lively energy, and a fresh perspective.
It’s little shifts like this that can freshen your mind, give you a new perspective, and recharge your energy away from the anxiousness and impatience. And changing your environment doesn’t just have to be about changing your place to get work done. Do something different with your time. Go to an art gallery you’ve never been to. Go kayaking (next on my list after our stormy week passes). Go be a tourist in your own city, or the next town over. After my time writing at the coffee shop in Boulder, I played tourist and explored new shops and galleries on Pearl Street. It was great, it felt like a mini-vacation physically and mentally.
“You are always, always, always going to be on your way to something more--always. And when you relax and accept that and stop beating yourself up for being someplace that you’re not, and instead start embracing where you are while you keep your eye on where you’re going--now life becomes really, really, really fun.” ~ Abraham-Hicks
What about you? What do you do when you’re working toward something, but the feelings of anxiousness or impatience of not being where you want to be pop up? Share in the comments below.