Sunday morning I decided to go on a hike. For the last several weeks I have felt kicked around by life. Every time I seem to turn a corner, another “opportunity for growth,” in the form of a major life disappointment seems to await me. I feel as if I am letting everyone in my life down, failing at my business, failing as a Mom and a major loser when it comes to relationships. I decided to have a conversation with God before I went on my hike. It went something like this:
Hey God, it’s me, Chris (Ok, I know that is not original!). I was wondering if you could do me a favor? Lately I have been feeling kicked when I am down and very alone here in this fearful world. I know my purpose and why you have put me here and I understand my road demands much more than the average person, but…can you cut me a little slack? Can I have a small break? A little breather maybe? I am exhausted on every level and feel as if I am there for everyone but no one is there for me. I feel very alone. Can you send some help my way? Throw me a bone? In return I will, as always, be your channel. Feel free to send through me any messages you feel the people whose paths I cross need to hear in whatever way they need to hear it. I think that is a good deal, how about you? You’re the best! Amen.
So, off I went on my hike. As I was walking the four mile round trip hike up Pinnacle Peak, I passed an area that said “environmentally sensitive area.” If there had been a bench right there, I would have sat my sweaty, tired butt on it! It seemed that area was made and named just for me. Sensitive to say the least!
We have two environments in which we live: external and internal. Your external environment is everything you can experience with your five senses…your apparent “reality.” Your internal environment is that which goes on inside of your head – your thoughts and feelings. This internal environment also includes your psychic senses. Yes, I said psychic. We all have them…even you non-believers. Intuition, visual, auditory and kinesthetic senses exist within us all. We use them every day. When we tend to be more sensitive in our external environment due to circumstances happening which we have no control, our internal environment takes over.
I don’t know about you but on a daily basis I choose to live according to my internal environment rather than my external one. I choose to believe in synchronicity, guidance, signs, that I can create my own reality, answered prayers and that a higher power is watching over me and always by my side…no matter what.
We are currently in times where our external environment is in chaos. Fear is running the show. If we give into fear it pollutes our internal environment. Take a moment today to “clean the air” in your internal environment. De-pollute it by getting rid of negative thinking, self-depreciating thoughts, and a belief that it is unsafe to be yourself and to speak your truth, beliefs that some external force or person has power over you. Set up your own filter…decide what you will allow in and what needs to go.
It’s ok to feel over-sensitive every once and awhile. It keeps us on our toes and aware that there is some “cleaning house” that needs to be done. Get out the broom and start sweeping…
Now where did I put my vacuum?
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