This Has Changed My Life
It’s my birthday!
Today, I am twenty-six, and I’m so grateful to be alive and well and able to experience another year of life.
As I reflected over the last couple years of my life, the growth has been amazing, and it has brought me to a place I didn’t ever think I’d be in, and for that, I’m grateful.
For many of us, we have our lives planned out of the things we want to accomplish by a certain age, and others of us, simply go with the flow. Lately, I’ve been a bit of both. Some people want to be married by a certain age, have children at another, and own their first home by another. For others, it’s about reaching a certain level in their career by a certain age or traveling to as many places as they can. Whatever it is, we all have some sense of what we’d like to accomplish, and by when.
I think the most crucial lesson I’ve learned over the last year is release. Not only does this apply to releasing things, thoughts, and people from your life that are toxic or simply don’t serve your highest good, but it’s also about releasing the things you do want. Does that sound as crazy to you as it did to me?
When we really, truly want something, most of us think about it often. But, when we think—and overthink—about things, most times it leads us to try to intervene so we can speed things up. Maybe if I just send one more follow-up email, they’ll let me know. Maybe if I check every folder in my email, the acceptance letter will be there. Maybe if I…
The list goes on and on.
Intervening in things, especially when the Universe is at work, only prolongs the situation. Worrying about it, desiring it, putting it on a pedestal will all stall what you’re trying to bring into your life. Desiring something means that you don’t have it, and when you operate from a place of not having something (lack), that is what you will continue to attract. Mother henning a situation doesn’t make it go quicker, either. You know the old adage; a watched pot doesn’t boil? Same thing applies. You don’t have to obsess or focus all your energy and attention on whatever it is you want to manifest.
Set your intentions clearly and allow the Universe to take care of the rest because it will. Things will happen in Divine timing, and that timing doesn’t always align with what we had planned for our lives, but this is why release is important. It removes the expectations and timelines we’ve put on things that are ultimately out of our control.
So, chapter twenty-six is going to be all about continuing to release the things I don’t want in my life, but also detaching myself from the outcome of situations and allowing the Universe to do what it does so beautifully. I am where I am because of it, and it’s not too shabby.