Life doesn't always go according to plan...
June has been a beautifully busy month! I planned a quick trip to Florida to see my co-author, Karen Lovero, and take photos/videos for future use in meditations and spiritual messages. And, while not initially on my agenda, I ended up booking a workshop in Ft. Myers on Past Life Healing…how amazing is that?
This experience reminds me that sometimes life works out differently than we plan. Like me, you’ve likely been in this “boat” a time or two in your life, as well. Perhaps you made an elaborate plan only to find that some outside force stepped into your world for a moment and unraveled everything. Or maybe like me, your journey included a very specific goal, but you ended up adapting your plan to include other people or experiences, too.
Some people adapt to these changes quite easily while others struggle with the uncertainty. Personally, I walk a fine line between the two. On occasion I embrace the changes to my plans and recognize that there is some important lesson or experience that I need while at other times I struggle because I have put so much effort into scheduling and what I THINK is in my best interest.
However, over the years I have learned that it is so much more peaceful to flow with the changes and disruption to my plans rather than fight against them. Growing up, my mother was very much a scheduler, bless her heart. She thrives in this kind of environment and I learned to work with it, as well. However, upon marrying a man who thrives on “flying by the seat of his pants”, I had to learn to adapt, meet in the middle, and find some common ground so that my level of stress would not overshadow my enjoyment in life. In the almost 20 years of our marriage, I’ve learned to schedule and plan, but also to be open to change…aware of the possibility of outside forces…and willing to adjust my schedule, as necessary. As the old saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.
In a way, this has given me a new level of freedom I never had before. While my mother’s way of scheduling and planning is not wrong by any means, over time, I’ve realized that it isn’t exactly right for me. I didn’t realize it as a child or young adult, but I actually like to change and adapt my plans…within reason, of course. I like to be able to just get out on the open road and have a destination and some ideas for the journey but also the freedom to make detours and stops along the way when I see something interesting. In gaining this sense of freedom, I’ve learned to let go of control of every aspect of my life. I’ve learned that sometimes I limit myself with plans and schedules, and that some of my most treasured experiences were never on the agenda.
So, as you go through life, perhaps it’s time to be open to the detours and stops along the way…realize that releasing a little bit of control on this journey isn’t a bad thing…understand that your Higher Power has exciting and awakening experiences lined up for you, even if they’re not part of the plan you designed. A great way to begin this process is through affirmation. Here are a few to get your started:
I release the need to control people and situations in my life.
I welcome new experiences into my world.
I enjoy the extra stops and detours along my path.
I embrace the freedom coming into my life now.
My plans and schedules are flexible templates that evolve and expand along my journey.
I allow other people to make their own plans without needing to control the process.
It’s okay for other people to plan differently than I do.
Freedom, flexibility, adaptability, and peace fill my life at each and every moment.
Sending Love, Light & Blessings,