For so many of us, there is an old unconscious belief that if something good happens…“just wait, the other shoe will drop.”
With the horrific tragedies all over the globe in the past few weeks and actually, in our life times, I think we have come to expect the ‘other shoe’. I dare say, it has even become the energetic field in which so many of us live. We expect the unexpected to be filled with bad news, tragedies, and feelings of powerlessness.
I’m wondering what it would be like if our focus was different. What if we expected delightful surprises instead of the news we are used to getting? What if we chose to face the brutal realities with compassion and necessary actions, AND we also consciously chose to expect something different?
One of the reasons I love fireworks is because I always expect beauty and fun surprises. I believe we can do the same when we look to our global future.
On the micro level, how would our lives be different if we simply acknowledged the delightful surprises that occur daily in our lives? Do you think it would begin to shift our awareness and our expectations on the macro level? Would that new focus help us counterbalance the ‘other shoe’ mentality?
You probably already have a Gratitude Journal. Would you like to join me this month in tweeking our journals to be specifically for Delightful Surprises?
I’ll start right now. I used a holistic approach to think of some things and this is what bubbled up in my awareness. Delightful Surprises that affect my:
BODY – I’ve started to enjoy riding my bike again. I’ve actually done it several times each week in the last month and it wasn’t even on my ‘to-do’ list this summer!
MIND – Yesterday I spontaneously unsubscribed from all the internet webinar promotional stuff! I was feeling totally overwhelmed and the good student in me didn’t want to miss anything; but I now feel free to let my mind rest. I can honor my own wisdom and come back to all the other stuff when I yearn for it. Truly an unplanned action and a delightful surprise!
SOUL – I decided I want to sing for fun and for spiritual deepening. I quit my beloved choir and instead, I’m going to chant and sing Broadway hits with friends! ooooooooooh I can hardly wait!!!
What do you think? Can our individual shifts in consciousness shift the energy of the planet? Do you think we are near the ‘100th monkey’? Are you feeling hopeful about our future, or are you waiting for the ‘other shoe to drop’?
If you decide to tweek your Gratitude Journal, I’d love to hear from you. And if you feel a shift in your energy by focusing on delightful surprises, I will celebrate with you!
PS I’m going to more fireworks tonight!!! BIG ones too … with music!!!