This past week has been a series of ups and downs. I'm moving ahead in my business but seem to have trends of going backwards in other areas. It's almost as if there are forces out there that say, look how good she is doing, we better throw her a curveball. What I realized after a while is that perhaps I'm the one throwing out the curve ball. I'm the one that is making the choice to accept the part in drama. This just has to stop. I can make the choice to either participate in the distraction or walk away from the distraction. Case in point, yesterday was Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms, step-moms, etc. out there. My day was wonderful. Cards, gifts, getting waited on and slipping under the covers to read my latest novel while it poured rain out. Then, the drama showed up. (Cue the music for Jaws here.)
I had sent out a group text to all the mothers in my family in the morning, wishing them a great day. I got back the usual responses, "You too!", "Have a wonderful day.", then the one showed up that triggered me. It came from a relative who has devoted her life deep into religion. The text showed up with a bible verse of some kind. Now mind you, I'm not against religion, I just choose to do it in my own way. She chooses to do it in her own way and makes sure that not only does everyone know, but tries to judge us when we don't get onboard her bus. It started me down a path of how dare she, who does she think she is? It took me awhile and a few phone calls with my tribe to bring it back down to not judging or basically doing the same as her. She is entitled to her opinions/thoughts, it's just when she tries to put it on others that it irritates me.
I had a great phone call this morning with one of my ladies! She has been in a similar position and summed it up by saying that this relative is a salesman (the religious one in the family). She thinks she is here on Earth to sell this program and won't rest until everyone is on board the train. No matter what I might say to this person, she won't hear it. Again, her prerogative. What I have to decide is, do I jump in the fray or remove myself from the situation? I'm going to choose to remove myself from the situation.
I started out today with feeling like there were tentacles trying to pull me down a few energy levels. However, I quickly realized that I have the resources within me to not go down that path. It's taken a lot of years and lots of new tools, but I'm happy to report that it is getting easier and easier. The outlook for this week is that it is going to rock!!!
Until My Next Adventure,
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