Redirecting My Focus
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
With the girls gone, I had set aside tonight to do some spiritual work with a friend of mine whom I always enjoy working Â with. Unfortunately, Â she Â had Â to Â ask Â for Â a raincheck at Â the Â last minute, so the plans changed right away. Iâ€™m disappointed because I love working with her, but Iâ€™m also worried that sheâ€™s not feeling good and hope sheâ€™s back on her feet in a couple of days.
I had known that when I finished my spiritual efforts tonight, Iâ€™d be in a really great mood as I almost always am when I do this type work, often dealing with the Law of Attraction and the Law of One. Rather than let the disappointment set in and start focusing on what Iâ€™m not doing tonight, I decided to focus on what I do have tonight and be grateful for how good it really is.
Iâ€™ve never been one to do only one thing at a time, so a few Â minutes of Â trying Â to Â watch Â ho-hum Â TV Â quickly turned into picking up around the house and really enjoying it. Whatever bug has hit at work, that has me cleaning out and throwing away stuff that no longer has meaning for me, has also hit at home. Thereâ€™s a strong sense of â€œGet it all in order, right now.â€ That includes under the cabinets, in the pantry, everywhere. Â It makes me feel…lighter. Â Not so tied down physically.
So in no time at all, I had informative podcasts blasting, clothes in the dryer, dishes in the dishwasher, Christmas lights blinking inside, the yummy aroma of barbecue chicken Â in Â the Â crock-pot Â for Â the Â next weekâ€™s Â frozen lunches, tons of stuff going and doing and churning right along. And the energy was a nice, light buzz of just feeling good about what I have and whatâ€™s mine and whatâ€™s coming up for me. Pleasant. With a sense of preparation and nesting. And anticipation.
I could Â have Â been Â bummed Â all night, Â but Â I shifted gears and started thinking about all the things I really love in my life right now, and pretty soon, I was all smiles.