Are you beating yourself up?
Are you giving yourself a hard time about something?
For me, recently it’s because I’m sleeping a lot and I’m not jumping outta bed at 5/6 am and going for my run.
Granted, there are mornings when my first skype session is at 6/30 or 7 and by then I’ve made my (amazing) smoothie, meditated, read my choices, tuned in, and sometimes even done my yoga!
Occasionally though, and more frequently lately I’m sleeping quite late in the morning AND some days even having a nap in the afternoon.
There’s no problem there, especially as recently I’ve been getting to bed after midnight, the ‘problem’ though is that I’ve been giving myself a really, really tough time about it. I’ve been FOCUSSING on my one current perceived failure, labeling or defining myself as lazy because I’m oversleeping.
Even though I’m a life coach and I’m amazing at pointing out others blind spots, it sometimes takes me a while to see mine. I even wrote a blog not too long ago and one of the things I said to do was to allow yourself to sleep as much as you needed (see here) http://gfablovelife.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/spring-new-moon-eclipse-season/
I was very blissed to have a beautiful connection with a dear friend with the COOLest name; Cameron McCool (who was also inspired to write a blog about me after our chat (see here). http://cameronmccool.com/2013/07/going-through-a-tough-time-ewop-can-help/; he so magically guided me to my realisations that I’m not even sure HOW he did it, but whatever his inspiring guidance and words were, it worked. Thanks Cam!
The Tricks Of The EGO!
Everything in my life is wonderful, I’m fulfilling my purpose, I’m wealthy, healthy, free, I pretty much have a dream life, so what my ego has been doing is that it’s finding something to keep me disconnected from my Magnificence so it’s got still got a job to do and it can fulfill its crazy role. So it latched onto this one thing that (apparently) makes me ‘imperfect’ and ‘not good enough’.
I love my ego, and the more I love it and become conscious of its ways and embrace it into my being, the more secure it feels and the less it feels like it has to create craziness in my life!
So my ego was been defining me as imperfect, lazy, not good enough and so on and so on. But the reality is that I’m changing massively, my DNA is changing, the entire world is changing. It’s fun, it’s powerful and we’ve NEVER been in this position on planet earth ever before.
Seeing myself as powerful, sensitive, a wayshower and a visionary are much more empowering definitions than ‘I’m lazy’ or ‘I’m powerless’ or I’m not achieving the ridiculously high standards which my ego is placing on me. Lol.
You see, the more I’ve been focussing on being lazy and oversleeping, the less I’ve been enjoying the absolute luck and joy in my life.
It’s been like a vicious circle.
I wrote this blog yesterday, Saturday, and this morning at 6.30 am I was out of bed, feeling amazing, no pressure and I went for a fabulous run.
SUCH magic happens when you become conscious of WHY you’re doing or not doing something. Once I became conscious of what was going on, I didn’t have to DO anything, things just shifted on their own.
The joy of exploring the area I’m currently based in (Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia) was beyond measure. The thing that I haven’t been able to force myself out of bed to do, the thing I’ve been giving myself a ridiculously hard time about for a few days turned out to be…..
A beautiful experience connecting with others through the magic of the smile!
A journey into the unknown
An experience of the bliss of nature; butterflies, rising sun, ancient trees, cormorants, herons, seals and of course loooaads of fab dogs.
Many trips down memory lane and a lot of tingles all over as I ran super speedily to old house tunes from back in the day.
Much fun with my new iphone (all of these photos are from it) and joy at my new playlists 🙂
An embrace at getting to know myself even more, and ADORING myself even more!
A divine, rewarding coffee and muffin by the sea afterwards.
Oh, and LOTS of white feathers at synchronistic moments when I was considering my dreams (white feathers are a sign that we’re on the right path, and that our angels are with us) 😉
So where are you giving yourself a hard time in your life?
Are you focussing on something you’re NOT doing?
How about giving yourself a break and looking at all the magic you ARE creating?
How about taking time to appreciate everything you HAVE created?
How about loving you for just the way you are… and whatever you do, if it’s exercise that you are giving yourself a hard time over, PLEASE, I beg of you, do something you ENJOY!
I love you!
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