Earlier today I took a look at my To-Do list on my Google Calendar and while some things such as connecting with clients, friends, and family, writing a blog post, and some creative activities felt easy and fun, there were other tasks that felt like “meh.” Actually, “meh” is too gentle, more like “ooof.” Abraham often suggests that you want to choose things to do that are a “hell yes,” as often as possible. These things that I really needed to do fell far more on the opposite end of the spectrum. Yet they are important and essential to keeping my life flowing smoothly.
I remember saying to my daughter, “Oh that’s going to be a whole thing,” referring to one of the tasks. And, I’m mindful of the fact that I always suggest in my posts and with clients that we not view some things we want to accomplish as “big,” thereby just making them more difficult to create. And, yet, I think saying they are going to be “a whole thing,” even went beyond labeling something as “big.”
I should also mention that, in each case, I had taken some preliminary steps toward accomplishing the tasks. Interestingly, in one case, the people responsible for support didn’t return my call. Radio silence. Someone else called me back but apparently had dialed the wrong number. Someone else in a busy medical office didn’t see my text. Someone else called me while I was in the middle of another appointment. In one case, I couldn’t log onto the website even though I had already created an account there.
The very good news about all of this is that I caught myself in the middle of this insanity and decided not to tackle the tasks for a few hours. How could I create the great results I wanted and needed when I was thinking about how hard they were going to be to complete, how many moving parts they had, and also a sense of urgency?
And, this is where it gets interesting.
I should probably mention that I’ve recently relocated to a different state and much of this involves, new doctors, new health insurance, having the right contact lenses that allow me to see my phone, and maintaining certain prescriptions. Everything else about my move and leap into a completely new environment has gone so smoothly that I sometimes need to pinch myself, um, except for this fun category of new health care.
I actually had a fairly clear block of time this morning which I thought was my perfect window to tackle all of this. Thankfully, I was reminded that we never want to operate from this kind of vibration, which is teeming with resistance. So, instead of jumping on it, I connected with clients, did my Daily Tool from my book How to Allow and wrote my way into a better perspective.
I reminded myself through the writing process that my former doctors have all been great, they know about my move and had offered to help in the transition. And, I’m generally able to navigate complex websites. I have a website, geez. More importantly, I reminded myself of how much everything is working out for me. I looked at the Evidence List that I suggest that all of my coaching clients keep. It’s a reminder of all of the things that have gone well, the things that have occurred that are worthy of appreciation. It’s a means of reminding yourself that things really are working out for you when it doesn’t feel like they are. My list is huge and there is plenty of evidence of literally amazing manifestations in my life during the weeks since my move.
And, then I did other things that felt better to do. I let it all go. I meditated and checked in with my Guides. Something nudged me to go outside in front of my house and I am still not sure why. As soon as I walked out I met a new neighbor who works in health care here. She was fun and interesting and it occurred to me soon after that she could be so helpful in recommending new doctors and health insurance. I had her family’s email and reached out to her. That’s in progress.
Although I hadn’t yet heard from the doctor’s office which had been unresponsive, I went into my patient portal and noticed that the doctor had filled my prescription! No one had let me know as of yet. And, then the phone rang. Yep, it was that office letting me know it was all set.
And, then I called my Optometrist’s office about my contact lenses that weren’t cutting it. It turns out there was confusion with the unlabelled prescription. I was literally able to switch out some other lenses I had with one of the new lenses and the fact that I’m typing this while wearing contacts is evidence of that easy solution. This has occurred after weeks of wearing lenses that weren’t allowing me to even read my phone.
And, I then thought, let’s keep this going, and called my other doctor’s office and explained the insurance situation and I was able to get a refill of my other prescriptions until I can locate a new doctor here.
There was an excellent Abraham quote recently that said:
If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?” And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what it would feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.
I’ve known that this is the approach that actually works and allows us to expand time to our advantage for quite some time. But sometimes we need a reminder, especially when we’ve allowed ourselves to create a lot of resistance about the things we need to do, Sometimes we need those conspiracies of annoying events to remind us of how we can make things so much easier for ourselves. We expand time by leveraging our energy when we change our vibration to one that is compatible with what we desire. Things don’t need to be arduous, take a long time, or “be a whole thing,” when we take a short amount of time to get into alignment. And, it’s a whole lot more enjoyable and changes the quality of our day, or even our week or month. You could even say that taking the time to line up with our desires before we take action can be life-changing because it works for all things, not just To-Do lists.
Let me know if I can help with releasing resistance and getting to a place where things really are working out for you. firstname.lastname@example.org