“Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out.” – Rumi
When we feel wronged or worried, our minds can quickly fill up with imaginary dialogue and refuse to let us focus on anything else. Stopping the onslaught of words in our head is incredibly challenging. The words fire up our emotions. Our fear grows bigger. Our anger burns brighter.
We BUILD OUR CASE for or against another. We are right and they are wrong. Nothing is going to change our mind.
When my son was struggling adjusting to a new school, I sent email after email to the teachers, guidance counselor and social worker. Sometimes I received responses and other times I received none. Being his mother, I knew what would be helpful for him.
On my yellow notepad, I listed out every item that was bugging me about this issue. I needed to have a plan. I was spending an inordinate amount of time on emailing. I needed a point person at school. A meeting was scheduled and I was on fire. If they said ……, I would go off on them. I already had a script in my mind.
I could feel the place inside of me that wanted to attack and lash out. I wanted to show their incompetence and how they had failed. Fortunately, I had a light bulb moment.
I had Lost Awareness of the Original Higher Intention for my Son.
What had started out as wanting to help my son had now become about proving others wrong. I had let my mind and emotions go unchecked. Hell, it felt good to get mad. It felt good to blame someone.
I sensed the energy I was creating – chaotic, demanding and adversarial. Could there be a better way? Because I was no longer feel peaceful at all!
I paused and allowed myself to sink into what I really wanted for my son. I dropped into my heart, bypassing all the drama, to see what was there.
At the purest level, I wanted him to thrive in school. Clear, simple and direct.
When I opened the window to my heart, my purpose was already there waiting to reveal itself to me. All unease vanished as I felt grounded, centered and calm.
An Inner Shift causes your External Reality to Shift.
Realigning my intention shifted my outside world immediately. I received an unexpected call on another matter from a director at the school. I shared my concerns and suggestions as she listened intently.
Get this, she asked me if I would allow her to handle it. Absolutely! Of course, I wanted her to take the burden from me.
Shortly after, my son abruptly declared that he was doing better at school. It was as if something clicked into place for him.
I call that the Power of Intention.
Shift Your Energy, Shift Your Life: Is there a place in your life where you can let the words and stories go? Drop into your heart to reclaim your original intention and higher purpose. Sense how you feel different in your body when you are fully aligned with what you wish to create.
In the comments below, tell me if you discovered the higher intention of an upsetting situation?
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