I was traveling to Florida to teach a retreat. My fellow passengers and I were sitting on the plane; seatbelts fastened when the flight attendant announced the flight would be delayed for 90 minutes because the captain was stuck in traffic.
It was clear I was going to miss my connecting flight and I was not the only one. I sensed chaos, disappointment, and anger all around me. People were getting really upset.
Later, as I approached the customer service desk to rebook my flight, the woman at the counter next to me was screaming at the airline representative about the disruption to her vacation travel. She was so upset that she looked like she was on the verge of having a heart attack!
I clearly and firmly explained my situation to the representative assisting me, was rebooked for another flight within minutes, and left the counter to buy myself a cup of tea. The woman next to me was yelling all the while.
As I waited at my gate, warm cup of tea and new boarding pass in hand, I reflected on the scene at the ticket counter: Two women, same situation. One screaming like crazy, clearly getting more and more drained. The other (that’s me!), determined, focused, and poised, preserving her power and energy.
But I used to react exactly like the other woman.
I remember once, years ago, when my flight was cancelled, and I exploded. I got so angry; I dumped all my rage onto the poor customer service representative.
Things like that, even when they happen unexpectedly, don’t trigger me anymore. I stay in the flow of the situation, taking the necessary actions, and don’t waste time on anger and resentment. The biggest difference is that I used to feel really drained. I’ve learned not to lose my power to situations like that.
And how about you, beloved?
When you’re triggered, are you responding or reacting?
How much choice do you have about what you put your energy into?
Resisting and fighting won’t get you where you want. You must do the inner work, so you can choose how to respond to tough situations. You are meant to live at full power and not to give it away.
Even when you feel like you are living at full power, there is likely one area in your life where you are still giving your power away. That negative energy can become extremely toxic and leak into other aspects of your life.
The result – You try to escape the pain in unhealthy ways, such as food, TV, social media or alcohol. You suffer from anxiety or depression. Or you try hard to stay positive, and you’re always drained.
Struggle is painful and exhausting. Your internal unhappiness is unhealthy and has an impact on the people around you.
But it just takes one choice to leap out of your comfort zone and begin turning obstacles into opportunities.
I am living proof.
I’d like to invite you to make the same transformation. To doing the deep work, you need to do to identify and break through whatever it is that is stopping you from living at full power. From feeling free, light, and fulfilled.
If you’d like to get serious about reconnecting with your purpose and bettering yourself with me as your mentor and guide, then this is just the right thing for you.
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Only you can control your own power, beloved!