Let’s face it; life is all about weathering the storms so we can learn to dance in the rain.
If I have learned one thing from the past, it would probably be to keep calm in the midst of a storm because everything always works out. It may not be the way we want it to workout but it always works out the way it’s supposed to. The key is: getting out of the way in order to allow the universe to do its thing.
We are all faced with challenging times. Maybe even challenging people or situations but it is our practice to remain open and teachable during these times to allow the lesson to be realized. I can’t tell you how many times I have found myself in my own way by trying to force outcomes.
Here’s a perfect example of how I recently got out of my own way in order to be led.
We were coming into the final stages of finishing this website and getting ready to go live, this means, many loose ends to tie up on my end in order to launch on time. I was driving down the street thinking OMG, how am I going to finish because I feel a serious case of the nerves coming on (which, for me, usually leads to writers block). I started to stress and felt myself getting worked up. I usually feel this first in my chest, as tightness and I start to almost gasp for air. In the past this was frightening for me but now I realize it as one of the indicators that I have fallen out of the flow or out of the present moment. I said to myself aha, Meegan, this is a great opportunity to practice surrender, and in that moment I said a prayer.
My prayer went like this:
God, I know I am divinely guided, I know you have me placed exactly where I need to be in this moment and I trust that you are working out the details behind the scenes so I don’t need to worry about how this will all come together. I trust the process, your process. Help me God to get out of the way and let you carry me out of these emotions. I surrender this to you.
I felt something shift inside of me and pulled into my driveway then went inside and proceeded to have a nice night at home. I took a salt bath because this is one of the practices that ground me, and I also worked on my vision board, another practice that stimulates my creativity. I went to sleep and woke in the morning feeling refreshed, inspired and rejuvenated.
It is awesome how a prayer, surrender and complete faith have the miraculous power to shift the energy completely around how I felt. I love that through a consistent practice of meditation and prayer I have been able to identify the cues and sensations my body gives off before throwing me into an emotional pit fall. I am grateful for this new awareness and clarity to be able to catch myself in mid spin before the twister hits to recalibrate my energy to remain calm in the midst of a storm. If you would like more information on starting a meditation practice or have questions or comments feel free to contact me or comment below. Spread the light. Be the light.