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Meant To Be

15 Sep

Everyone has their own ideas about life and what we should do. We’re all unique and can make any decisions we like. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, there is always another option possible, and we can choose our next steps whenever we’re ready. Sometimes things go wrong, what we want eludes us, our plans don’t work out and we get turned around. Those who care about us may tell us not to worry. They may say, “If it’s meant to be, it’ll work out.” People frequently say things like this as a way of easing pain or helping someone feel better. However, if things are “meant to be” outside of our control, it would mean that our lives have been programmed and there is no way to choose anything different. We are fated to experience whatever has been planned for us. Of course, that is complete nonsense. We all have free will and can do whatever we choose. There is no pre-destination in play and nothing is meant to be. Life is full of twists and turns, and we may get tangled up going in the wrong direction from time to time, but we are perfectly capable or redirecting our course and starting again. If what we want isn’t available right now, we can move onto something else. Change is constant and we may have the chance to reach the goal later. We’re in complete control of our lives. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward toward anything we desire, and be confident of success.

While most things are possible, they won’t all be possible today. We may have to wait until our situation changes, we’re in a new place, or circumstances have evolved in a way that allows us to succeed. If our goal involves other people, is dependent upon their alignment, and they don’t agree, we may not be able to accomplish the goal. Everyone has the right to choose anything they desire, and if they don’t want to go along, we may have to change our plans. There are unlimited things we can do and endless places to go. We can move in a new direction at any time, and continue on to something else.

It’s hard to be patient when we want something badly. If no matter what we do we can’t move forward, we can step back and think about how we want to proceed. We can look at all the options possible and decide on our next steps. Life is long and setting something aside for now doesn’t mean we’re giving up. Things change every day, and we can wait until the road clears, and try again. We are highly capable and intelligent, and will find our way forward.

Today if the goal you desire is out of reach, look at everything objectively and determine if it’s viable at this time. If not, move onto something else. There are unlimited options available and you have everything you need to prevail. Trust yourself, and step forward with clarity. You are really amazing have so much to offer. We’re all blessed because you are here. Step forward toward success, and make your dreams reality.

The End is Near

26 Aug

We’ll go through countless different experiences and scenarios as we navigate through our lives. We will build relationships, make connections, work with others, and learn a lot about who we are and how the world works. We can’t predict the future and there is no way to know what will happen next. Change is the only thing we can count on. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, eventually our situation will change. Nothing can stay the same forever, and although we may intellectually recognize this, it isn’t always easy to accept the changes when they appear. Our relationships are important, and it feels good when they’re going well. If both parties are invested in keeping the relationship strong, and willing to do what it takes to stay connected, they may last our entire lifetimes. But not every relationship will survive the test of time. People change and those changes may move us further apart instead of holding us close. Saying goodbye when we don’t want to leave can be heartbreaking. We may try to do anything to salvage the situation, and that might work, but there will be times when no matter what we do, the die is cast, and our lives are headed in a new direction. Unless our next move brings us greater advancement and joy, endings are rarely easy. When the winds of change blow over our lives, and we’re facing a new reality, we may feel unsettled and unsure. However, we are wise and strong, and can find our way through whatever comes. Success will always be there for us, and every dream is still possible. By trusting ourselves, and believing in our ability to succeed, we can step forward with confidence and clarity.

When we’re happy and everything is working out, it would be great if we could freeze time. If we could just stop everything and stay where we are we would never have to worry. But this is real life, and we only have control over our own decisions. Events beyond our reach will happen, and our lives will eventually be impacted. If we’re facing the end of something we love and value, we may believe that’s it. The new road is just too hard to face and we’ll never survive. That will never be true. We are capable of managing whatever we must, and in time, with patience and determination, we’ll forge a new path and find happiness again.

The first day of a new situation is like a blank page. Nothing has yet been written, and every option is possible. We can decide how we want to proceed, and start to create the life we dream about. By opening new doors, and trying something new, we will find great refreshment and excitement. There are endless possibilities and we can do anything. Every single destination is there for us, and we will reach them all.

Today if you’re facing the end of something you don’t want to lose, stand strong and look ahead. Turning the page is just the beginning of something wonderful. You are amazing and talented, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Step forward with strength and confidence. The whole world is there for you, and you will find great success.

Letting Them

25 Aug

There are all kinds of people in the world. Most of them are good and try to do their best. They aren’t hateful, don’t kick dogs or take candy from small children. But there are all kinds of people in the world, and not everyone will be nice, kind, moral, decent, or law abiding. We will likely meet someone at some point who is mean to us, or treats us with disrespect or worse. We’re in control of our lives and decide who we will have relationships with and what we will tolerate. Nobody wants to be abused, but we might find ourselves in a situation where due to circumstances around us, or those in authority over us, we have let others ridicule, demean, or hurt us intentionally. Maybe they are a family member we don’t feel we can disobey or stand up to. Or a boss who has the power to wreck our lives. Maybe they are someone we have a relationship with that is hurtful but we can’t seem to disengage from. There are endless scenarios, and one thing is certain, we are the only ones who can stop others from hurting us. Someone else may step in from time to time and defend us, but generally it’s all on us. Others will hurt us for as long as we let them. No matter what we’ve been told or led to believe, we are worthy of respect and valuable to the world. Our presence here brings great light and goodness to the world, and nobody else can offer the gifts we have to give. We deserve complete happiness, and with courage and authority, we can make it ours. Nobody is more valuable than we are. If we’re being abused, we can stand strong, be confident, and speak up. Our future is ours to design, and we can step away from any situation that isn’t working, and move in a new direction at any time. We are more powerful than we believe, and every blessing is there for us.

Some people like to put others down. They may criticize our appearance, the way we talk, the decisions we’ve made or endless other things. If someone doesn’t like something we’re doing, that is their problem to deal with. We don’t need the approval of others to do anything we desire, and we don’t need permission to begin. Like the stars in the sky, we are unique and have our own light to share. By moving away from those who hold us back and take control of our lives, we can reach any goal or destination, and find great satisfaction and happiness.

Family relationships can be very powerful, and when they are toxic can bring great frustration and grief into our lives. We only have control over our own decisions, and cannot prevent others from doing or saying things that hurt us. But we decide how we’ll manage what they do. We never have to stand still and take abuse. We can speak up and set whatever necessary boundaries we need to ensure our comfort and protection. We are strong and capable, and can have the lives we desire.

Today if someone has been hurting you and making you feel small, remember how unique and amazing you are. There isn’t anyone else like you in all of creation. You bring great blessings to the world, and deserve the very best of everything. Be confident and take control. Every single dream is waiting for you, and you will reach them all.

The Long Game

20 Aug

Life is full of details, complications, and unexpected situations. We never know what will happen next. Sometimes things go well and we move along with little discomfort. Other times we run up against a wall or get stuck in a mire of trouble and grief. Everyone has their own plans for moving forward, but we might make a wrong turn that takes us far away from where we want to go. Or something devastating may happen that knocks the wind out of us and we’re sure we’ll never be right again. Life is unpredictable and it’s certain we’ll all face very difficult, even crushing moments. It may feel like the end of the world at first, but we can step back and take a long view of things. Looking at eternity – will this matter? Too big? Okay, think about five years from now. Will what’s happening now affect our lives five years from now? It’s rare to face anything with that kind of lasting impact. Yes, it could happen, but generally what we’re going through is transient and passing. Even when we’re suffering, if we look at the long game, we can be confident that we’ll not only survive, but come out stronger and more confident because of the experience. Everyone gets some paved, easy roads, but with those we’ll also face some hard and rocky hills we must climb. Trouble will come, we will be tried and tested, but nothing can keep us from success. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and will prevail. Every goal, every destination, every dream is possible. We can stay the course no matter what happens, and make them ours.

We all have things we think we could never survive. The death of a loved one, a disaster, the loss of a child, and a thousand other things. There is no way to know what will come, but one thing is certain. There is no problem so difficult or extreme that we cannot find a way through. The answers will always be there for us. We will find the key to every door we need to open, and with patience and determination, will prevail. Life is uncertain, but we are highly capable. Nothing can hold us down forever, and no matter what we’re facing, we will succeed.

We might face a time when we’re facing not one very difficult challenge, but several at the same time. It’s like someone pulled the lid off the trouble box and poured it all over our lives. Everywhere we turn we may run into difficulty and challenge. When we’re overcome and stressed, it can be hard to see the light ahead or believe we’ll prevail. But change is constant, and no matter what we’re experiencing now, it’s not permanent. We can hold on, put our shoulder into the wind, and keep walking forward. Nothing can stay the same forever and we will get through.

Today if you are overcome with trouble and it seems there is no way out, trust yourself. Look at everything objectively and the answers will appear. You are intelligent and powerful, and nothing is strong enough to hold you down indefinitely. Step forward and keep your eyes focused on the road ahead. Every success is waiting and you will reach them all.

Move Closer

6 Aug

Although we share the planet with billions of other people, our experiences are personal to us. They come from where we are, what we’re doing, and what’s happening around us. Everyone wants an easy life filled with happiness and pleasure, and although we’ll all surely have great moments of joy and peace, we will also experience trials and adversity. The future is unknown and there are millions of variables that could materialize at any time. Trouble comes to us all and when it arrives, what we do determines what happens next. If we’re facing a serious challenge that is difficult and deeply troubling, and we’re not sure what to do, we might withdraw into ourselves and try to hide. Like a turtle tucking into its shell to evade capture, if we feel the problem is just too much to handle, we may close ourselves off and try to keep a low profile until it goes away. Hoping our problems will solve themselves is like hoping we’ll win the lottery. Yes, it might happen but the odds are sorely against us. Some things are hard to face, but we are smart enough and strong enough to manage whatever comes. Instead of hiding away and trying to become invisible, we can step up and move closer to the issue, look it smack in the face, and begin to solve it. Every problem has a solution and there isn’t anything so complicated and horrible it can escape resolution. By being confident, and refusing to look away, nothing will overcome us. We are strong and powerful, and can do anything. Nothing is capable of holding us in place. We can trust ourselves to find all the answers we need, and no matter what we’re facing, be sure of success.

We can never see the end of a road from the beginning, and when we face hard challenges, we may not know going in how hard it will be to find the answers and prevail. We may struggle and be confused for a time about how to proceed. But we are intelligent and nothing is too difficult for us to figure out and find our way forward. Even if there are a lot of details and complications, or difficult people involved, we already have everything we need to get through and find resolution. We are smarter than we think we are, and nothing is out of reach.

We have no control over what comes to us or what happens around us. We may make excellent decisions, and choose wisely, and still everything blows up in our faces. There may be people making decisions we know nothing about that impact us, circumstances out of our control, or the long dreaded result of a bad decision we made some time ago may finally appear. Nobody wants to suffer or face hard times, but we live in the real world, and trouble will come. We are wise and capable, and can unravel any complication or problem that arises. We can arm ourselves with confidence and we will prevail.

Today if something has happened that threatens to overcome you, stand strong and move closer to it. You are a rock, amazing, immovable and strong. Trust yourself and be confident. Step forward and claim your place. Every success you desire is there for you and nothing can keep you from it.