Have you ever felt like certain things in life just aren't in the cards for you? They're totally acceptable options for other people, but they're not meant for you. So due to this belief, you never pursue the possibility.
Last week I shared some pretty big news about traveling to London to speak and of course also explore. Update...I also just added 3 days in Ireland and am over the moon with excitement. I cannot wait for this trip! Only one month to go!
The funny thing is, although I knew in my gut this trip was meant to be, when I booked the first flight to London my immediate subconscious thought was "things like this aren't meant for me". WHOA! Stopped me in my tracks and my eyes began welling up with tears.
You see my Sister has had extraordinary adventures traveling all over the world; Ireland, Italy, Amsterdam, Australia, New Zealand, and more. While she was exploring the world, I was a full-time working single mother. Trips like that truly weren't an option at that time. But somehow that settled in as a belief, at least subconsciously. Which explains why, even though travel has been on my bucket list for some while, I haven't taken action.
I mentioned in my last blog too that my initial reaction to this offer in March was no; I didn't even entertain the thought. Looking back, that was most likely due to this belief I had created.
But here's the great news, I said YES! Yes to myself, yes to the possibilities, yes to the adventure and experiences YES YES YES. Once I was open, everything changed, my entire perspective opened up. I will carry this openness with me throughout the trip, leading to even more opportunities and experiences.
You guys, I'm just a small town country girl from the PNW, a high school dropout who was told she would never amount to anything, a single mom who fought like hell to build a better life for her daughter. Everything I am and everything I have, I have built from scratch. I have come so far and yet my masterpiece is still in process.
A couple resources that have helped me through this experience, there's a great book written by Shonda Rhimes called Year of Yes. In it she tells amazing stories of how, even as an extremely successful woman and mother, her entire world changed when she began saying yes. Then there's the wonder of body code work and energy healing. Traumas, beliefs, abandonment, PTSD, are all held in our body. Even if we have mentally and emotionally processed them, their energy still remains on a physical level. Some aren't even ours, they are passed down from previous generations through our DNA. I have an amazing energy healer and body code practitioner, Susan, and would gladly give you her info if you're interested.
This adventure has only just begun and yet it has already taught me so much. If you take anything from this blog, please take this...every happiness, every adventure, every wonderful experience is meant for you. It just takes you being open to possibilities and willing to say YES.
Here's to another week of living your life by design, not by default!