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 with. Unfortunately, she had to ask for a raincheck at the last minute, so the plans changed right away. I’m disappointed because I love working with her, but I’m also worried that she’s not feeling good and hope she’s back on her feet in a couple of days.
I had known that when I finished my spiritual efforts tonight, I’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 I’m not doing tonight, I decided to focus on what I do have tonight and be grateful for how good it really is.
I’ve never been one to do only one thing at a time, so a few minutes of trying to watch ho-hum TV 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. There’s a strong sense of “Get it all in order, right now.” That includes under the cabinets, in the pantry, everywhere. It makes me feel…lighter. 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 in the crock-pot for the next week’s 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 what’s mine and what’s coming up for me. Pleasant. With a sense of preparation and nesting. And anticipation.
I could have been bummed all night, but 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.