Friday, April 10, 2015

A Shift

What happens to your emotions when you don’t get what you want?

This morning I went to a Weight Watchers meeting with high expectations.  All week long I had followed the program exactly.  I ate the right things, did lots of exercise, and drank lots of water.  I walked into the meeting feeling great!

A few minutes later I was ready to quit.  I also wanted to cry, but I wasn’t doing that in front of 24 men and women!  I wanted to walk out after the weigh in, especially when others started giving me their stories as a way of trying to help me not feel so frustrated.   I made myself stay for the class even though ever fiber of my being wanted to run out the door.

The class was on Attitude Adjustment.   

Did you laugh?  I did. 

I had gone to the meeting with expectations.  My expectations weren't met.  I fell into an old pattern of wanting to run.  What was I running from?  My feelings.  I didn’t like feeling disappointed.   It took a bit of time, but I finally really felt my feelings. 

If you've been reading me for awhile, you know my middle name could be Pollyanna.  I can always find something to be glad or grateful about, so I took a better look at the experience I had. 

How much had I gained?  0.2# -- yes that’s right – 1/5 of a pound!   When I looked at it that way – my attitude shifted.  It wasn't a pound – or even ½ a pound.  I took a deep breath and decided to continue with the program. 

That silly 1/5 pound inspired me to take a longer walk this afternoon. I know I am becoming healthier, and that’s a good thing!       

Again I ask you - what happens to your emotions when you don’t get what you want?  Can you make an attitude adjustment?   Yes, you can!

Spirit is infinite intelligence and unconditional love. It has my highest good in Mind. Spirit in me, as me, is always in the right place at the right time. 

Knowing this, I refuse to get knocked off center.  I breathe deeply into every situation and see what good is in it for me. I rely on Divine Mind to help me attain and maintain the consciousness I am desiring to have. I hold to the Truth of my being – that there is only one Life, that Life is God’s Life, and this is the life I am living now.  I choose to make it a good one!

I appreciate being able to have an instant attitude adjustment.  I gratefully accept and acknowledge the reminders the Universe is giving me.

I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are deeply embodied within my being.    And so it is.