It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us.
This morning I woke up and meditated, hand on heart, waiting for that click that I know will turn on my miracle mindset. Sometimes that’s not the case and I don’t wake up loving my life. When that happens it’s a call to action! I need to make a change-clean house, start again. And, once I get back in the zone of wonder, to keep the “love engine” oiled and running I need to redo those steps again and again.
So how do you get to that miracle mindset? Where do you start, how do you get there and what do you change when you’re not really sure?
Sometimes the change is internal, about perspective and perception, sometimes it’s environmental, about the state of your surroundings and its effect on you, and other times it’s about the act of dropping resistance and surrendering to what is to be liberated from judgment so your heart can open wide. I know when I’m in love with my life I’m automatically aligned with a miracle mindset and then anything becomes possible.
I broke it down to three simple steps that work every time if I do them. I have found if I can follow them, the key to the miracle mindset opens the door to my heart. The result is deep gratitude, feeling that honeymoon effect leading to feeling good in my skin which leads me to not only make better choices but attract different energy.
Let’s start with the obvious inventory (which I mentioned in the weekly video when I reference clutter clearing author Marie Kondo.) If you can’t figure out what’s up, or you’ve been repeating negative stories in your head over and over, look at your physical environment first rather than trying to control, manipulate, bargain with or fix what you think is making you not love your life.
Did you know that things hold stories? Things you surround yourself with chatter away at you about what they are, who gave them to you, why they make you feel bad, how one day they might have purpose etc. Have a look around. Your clutter, all the “stuff” that doesn’t “spark joy” (Marie Kondo’s famous statement) when you look at it is like being surrounded by a whole lotta reproach and judgment. Not conducive to a miracle mindset!
So Step One?
Step 1. Remove offending items, clean your environment, simplify it and organize. Clear your crystals, even rearrange your furniture to move the energy. You will feel so much better!
Now that you’ve done the external cleaning, and feel a touch more liberated you are ready for step two.
Onto Step Two!
Internal house-cleaning. Now it’s time to go inward get a pen and paper and list everyone, everything you have resentment about. Go in there and dig if you have to, some of these might be really old and you just never cleaned them up, or you might have gotten so used to them they’ve become part of your self-identity. Have you been nursing a victim story over and over that began way back in your past? That has got to go! You know these stories well, we all have them and they can fester if we don’t catch them in time.
Ok, your list done? Now you make amends where you can, as long as you don’t hurt someone else so be mindful. Take judgment off the table. Accept your part in things and one by one change this story around. This inventory is about you and how you’ve directed your energy, not about who did what to you. Forgiveness is such a powerful part of this- for you – not for the other person. It’s about freeing yourself from the burden, accepting responsibility, being accountable so you can tell a new story.
Then.. well by now you are feeling amazing and probably a little more vulnerable which paradoxically makes you feel connected to a BIG power source… so that’s interesting! If I need extra help at this point I dive right into the Ho’oponopono Prayer or whatever ritual of forgiveness I feel drawn to.
Who wants to drink poison in their coffee every day? Not me! But somehow, (and I wonder if you identify) a little bit might sneak on in there if I don’t keep a clean mind and heart.
So what’s step 3?
Step 3. Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude. And more of that. Did I mention you might want to meditate on gratitude? Saying thank you and calling that out is like plugging into that feeling of falling in love. Couple that with radical acceptance and the Serenity Prayer (we talked about that last week) and you’re in the miracle mindset.
Wonder why I constantly repeat myself in these blogs about these themes? Because every day we wake up we have the possibility of a new beginning and every day we each have the potential to fall into spiritual narcolepsy, asleep at the wheel, living the dream we don’t want. It’s through simple repetition over and over keeping out focus on what works, and the possibilities that are endless and abundant that these things take root and become more of our reality than not.
Too much work? This path is called The Road Less Travelled and not Easy Street for a reason. The easy part is to stay the same, sitting in the old stories that are running in a loop where nothing changes. Yes, cleaning house, outside and inside isn’t easy but the reward is to fall in love with life, feeling comfortable in your skin, being courageous, shining your light into the world and being the quiet peaceful place in the midst of chaos.
I don’t know about you but I sure want more of that!
Hope you have a beautiful week!
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