How to maintain an attitude of gratitude, even when the world around you appears to be in chaos!
If you’re an empath you’ll know how easy it can be to be knocked off centre, or sucked in to the vortex of a narrative driven by the media. Throw in to the mix the expectations set through social media and it’s easy to find ourselves in a state of overwhelm or on a downward spiral where we buy in to the idea that we, or what we have to offer in the world, is not enough.
What I am about to share is a few strategies that I use in order to be more resilient in these times.
1) Change your perception
While it may seem that these difficult times, however they might show up for you, are an external force and that we have no control over them, the reality is we are seeing them through the lens of our own perception. We may not be able to change the set of circumstances we find ourselves in, however we do have the power to shift our perception of the situation! PSYCH-K® is a wonderful tool to help us to achieve this goal, since more often than not it is our own limiting beliefs that sit beneath our perception. ‘If you can’t change the situation, change the way you see the situation!’ With PSYCH-K® in your tool kit this is easier than you think. If you don’t have PSYCH-K®, consider reframing the way you see things.
2) Make a comparison
I always find it useful to compare my situation to the situation of others who are less fortunate than me.
For example, I have a version of this image on my noticeboard in my office. I wish I knew who the original author was so I could credit them for it. It has served me well in some challenging times.
It always has the ability to ground me with a bit of a reality check. This doesn’t undermine the challenge I’m facing; the problem appears as big as the next person when we’re in the middle of it. However, I find it gives me a reality check when I need it and helps me to bounce back quickly from the potential journey in that downward spiral.
This exercise always, without fail, takes me to number 3…Gratitude!
When I realise that I am within that relatively small percent of people in the world with a roof over my head, food in the fridge, a family around me that I love and love me and that I’m blessed with good health, I naturally count my blessings.
I realise that I’m also very fortunate to be able to do work that I love and am passionate about and that I get to share that work with other like-minded people, who I consider to be like an extended family within our PSYCH-K® community… When I remind myself of this I always feel truly blessed.
4) Return to the bigger picture, even if you don’t know what that is yet
Another strategy I employ is changing my focus from micro to macro. By that, I mean moving from focusing on the small details of the situation, which is so easy and natural to do when you are in the midst of a challenge, to seeing beyond that. I guess getting stuck in the micro is part of looking at the detail in order to solve the problem. However, as Einstein said ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking we created them.’ When we shift our focus to the bigger picture, we have the ability to see another perspective.
We don’t often know what the bigger picture is in the moment, but for me, having supportive beliefs /programs in my subconscious, such as, ‘everything happens for a reason.’ ‘I trust the bigger picture plan is all a positive part of growth and evolution for me.’ These beliefs really help to support me long term.
I’m reminded of the quote…
‘Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling in to place.’
What am I grateful for right now, this week…
I am grateful for my children, who remind me every day how fortunate I am.
My youngest son was born on Christmas day and will be 13yrs old this Christmas.
I never thought we’d be able to have another child after difficulty conceiving and a miscarriage along the way. He was conceived right after I completed the PSYCH-K® Advanced Integration workshop. I know it was a result of the work I did at the workshop that created the new potential and cleared the way for him to join us. He’s the best Christmas gift I’ve ever received!
I am also so very grateful to have PSYCH-K® in my life. My life would be very different without it. It has changed my life beyond all recognition and to be able to share this gift with others is truly my Divine calling. On the 11th December this year, as a community, we acknowledged and gave thanks for the 34th birthday of PSYCH-K®. Over the years it has been a catalyst for change in so many people’s lives all over the world, and as it continues to expand it is playing an important role in the evolution of consciousness in these challenging times, we live in.
Gratitude is like the soil we plant the seeds of the future in. Remembering to return to gratitude daily, no matter what the challenges you face, is like watering those seeds. When we’re grateful for what we have it’s always enough, as are we!
Let me know how you manage to maintain an attitude of gratitude in these challenging times. I’d love to know!
As 2022 draws to a close, I hope that you’re able to find inner peace this Christmas time and a sense of recognition for all that is wonderful in your life.
Thank you for all your support this year!
With love and gratitude.