Hi Guys! It has been so long since I have written! This pic is where you usually can find me, lately. On my laptop, working from different places in my house. Life has been fast and OVERWHELMING! I have had such a creative block for months that doing the things I love (like writing) has been impossible.
I, just like everyone else, have been surviving. I mean with everything happening in the world how can we live the life we want? Sounds impossible but It can be done! I promise. It will take a lot of work on your part though. Life just isn’t easy.
This brings me to what I want to talk about today. The word “resilient”. This is a word that I hear a lot. People are continually telling me how resilient and strong I am. The definition of resilient is as follows: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Do I think I am resilient? Yes, when I read that definition, damn right I do. I have been through a lot in my years. I continue to push through as much as I can because the chaos just keeps coming.
This is life, though right? Yes, maybe a lot of my challenges are more than the average person’s but there are others who have harder challenges than me and others who take the weight of their challenges into their body more than I do.
The problem I have is when people tell me how strong and resilient, I am, and it triggers me. I think to myself, “I DON’T WANT TO BE THIS STRONG AND RESILIENT.” I want to scream, “I AM TIRED!” But I am calling myself out on my own bullshit. Hell yeah, I am proud to be able to push through and handle everything that is thrown at me. I am damn proud to be a strong woman who accomplishes a lot through all the crazy that happens around me. I am proud that I can stop and think about what my heart needs, rather than reacting in anger. The outcome is beautiful.
We all need to be resilient right now. LIFE IS HARD. It is not meant to be easy. If you want your mind to be strong, you need to practice mindfulness. If you want to be healthy, you have to eat right. If you want your body to feel fit, you have to make it on the yoga mat or do the damn workout. If you want a successful business, you have to do the work. The best things happen when we do the work.
This is where I am going to flip the script. Guys, the work does not have to be hard. This is where your perspective comes into play. The story you create around what you need to do is what makes it hard.
I spent the last few months really trying to focus on me and find my path. I am trying to navigate what will come next, in our new normal. I have struggled with my self-care and I have had blocks come up that I haven’t been able to work through. We all need help sometimes! I might have every tool in the toolbox (which I don’t by the way) but we all sometimes still need an outside perspective.
I had the opportunity to work with Haley Marie Calderwood yesterday ( https://www.facebook.com/haley.marie.calderwood ). She tapped into my block almost immediately. I was taken back with how quickly she did it. The session was so much more than I expected, and I released trapped emotions that I knew I still had but I didn’t realize how much it was actively affecting my current situation. She was able to help me clear it. And now here I am writing again! It all ties in. When we hang on to emotions, they get trapped in our bodies. They eventually will lead to other issues, that manifest in different ways. Sometimes years (or even lifetimes) later!
Life isn’t easy, but when you work through your struggles you can have a clearer path. Working out is hard but damn I feel good after. Work is not inspiring me, but I am so thankful I am paying my bills. The kids are home more which means I work less but I love the time I get to spend with them. This year will be different and bring new struggles, but I am going to create a new reality that manifests everything I want for myself and my family.
Resiliency; able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. How can you tap into your resiliency and create your future?
You are all beautiful, strong, amazing souls. Tell yourself thank you and I love you today. You deserve it.
Sending loving, healing energy to everyone. - Amanda ❤️ (Lux Healing Arts)