Over the course of the upcoming weeks I am going to do a little restructuring here at close2bliss. Don’t worry, I am still going to share stories with you; but I am going to systemize a couple of things too. I want to help you learn some of the techniques I have learned that have changed my life…for the better.
I remember the pivotal moment in my life. It was the fall of 2005 and it was the first time I was introduced to the audio tapes of “The Secret”. On a 4 hour road trip to the beach, my husband and I listened to the 4 disc series. I simply cannot put into words the revelation that came over me. I know you might find this hard to believe, but I had never heard any of this before. It truly was a secret to me.
The most important concept that I started to implement in my life was the “accountability factor”. I realized at that moment that everything (good and bad) that had happened in my life was MY responsibility. Now I don’t mean that I caused all of the hardships that I had; or that you caused yours. However, many of our struggles, if we are truly honest with ourselves, were self imposed. And, the power we give to those things is our choice! It is not debatable and you know it. Besides, if you are blaming other people or situations, how’s that working for you? Don’t bother replying…I know the answer already!
So, here’s what…I want you to try a little game I play called…SO WHAT!! Take out a sheet of paper and write down all the things that have happened to you in your life. I’ll give you a random example:
- My parents didn’t get along
- My parent was an alcoholic
- My parents abused/neglected me
- Joe Blow broke my heart
- My sister peed in my corn flakes
- My brother made me sit in an ant bed
- My dog died when I was 7
- I failed the 3rd grade
- We were poor
- We were rich
Then I want you to take each one of these issues and think about how it affects you NOW! Talk out loud…wait until you’re alone in the house or in the car or wherever. Then in all caps and huge letters write across the list…SO WHAT!!! Then take the paper and shred it or burn it or toss it in the garbage pail. If you live near the ocean, put it in a bottle and throw it out to sea. It doesn’t have to control you now. If you let it, you have no one to blame but yourself. Everyone has a story to tell. Some of the stories are sad. But these chapters in YOUR book existED…past tense. You can’t rewrite history. But, you can turn the page and write a new chapter. That is what happy, healthy, wealthy and wise people do, they move on. You can too!!
Now, tomorrow I am going to recap American Idol. After that, though, I am going to delve a little deeper into the law of attraction and how to use it in your life. I don’t care if you don’t believe it now… you will. You see it is also not debatable, it is a law just like gravity and the sooner you embrace it and leverage it, the better your life will be and that is what I want for you!! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think and what you need.
PS I realize that some of you reading this may have some really serious scars from your past. The “so what” exercise may not be enough to really heal those; so, seek counseling or hypnosis or whatever works for you to let it go. Here in this space, we are going to focus our energy on today and your future. Whatever work you need to do to reconcile your past…DO IT so that you can focus on making your life what you want it to be, okay? Not for me…do it for yourself.
Enjoy the music…So What