I embrace the abundance in my life.
Theme of the Day
Follow your heart and explore all the opportunities that make your heart sing.
Welcome to Day 36of the challenge. If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started. The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.
One practice of mine each morning before I get out of bed is to list 10 things that are abundant in my life. This was not an easy task for me to do, but it was a routine I established in order to keep me from focusing on the events that attributed to my PTSD.
Before I began this routine, my thoughts would immediately go to the dark events that happened in my life. It was filled with despair, sadness, fear, anger, and the constant replay of specific traumatic events. Rather than life getting better, it felt as if it were getting worse.
The PTSD was so bad that I would cry rivers on my way home from work. I didn’t cry because of work (I LOVE what I do), I cried because the drive home was a time I was alone with my thoughts.
Side note: Yes, I did see a therapist for my PTSD.
I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m no and to relish each day as a gift. — James McGreevy
Something had to change because the tears proved to be too much and my heart hurt beyond belief. One morning, I decided that I was going to count ONE blessing in my life and ONE thing that was abundant.
I’m alive (blessing)
I’m loved (abundance)
The change was subtle. When I felt that embracing ONE abundant thing in my life wasn’t enough, I increased it to TWO. When I reached SEVEN things that were abundant in my life, my crying episodes decreased. I used to cry five days a week and tried to avoid certain situations, and then it went down to four days a week.
The longer I practiced this, my mind focused on the things that were right in my life and the crying episodes along with avoiding specific situations decreased.
About 3 months ago from today (the writing of this post) was the first time I did not cry at all and felt strong enough to face specific situations. Now each morning I focus on TEN abundant things in my life: love, life, my family, hugs, kisses, my clients, laughter, smiles, my guides, and
Warning: This post is not an attempt to remedy PTSD. Everyone who has had a traumatic event will react and recover differently. Your mental health is important and if you feel that your PTSD is unmanageable, please reach out to a licensed, professional therapist in your area.
Transparency time: There are times when an event will cause a trigger and I will relapse, however I am able to bounce back much quicker because I focus on all that is abundant around me. I have had moments where my mind will be reliving an event because of a trigger and I will do my very best to go out of my way to avoid specific situations.
One last note, “Abundance Is Our Future”
You have ONE Triple Dog Dare Challenge today. Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you. Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.
Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: When you wake up every morning, identify 10 things that are abundant in your life. Rinse and repeat every morning before you get out of bed. If you run out of ideas, be sure to include: being alive, being able to breathe, being able to see one more day.
Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenges, celebrate them! I invite you to step out of your comfort zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.
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My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business. There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.
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