Because you’re reading this article, I know that you, like me, are someone in the continuous process of growing and developing yourself; that you are committed to living your best life and enjoying the journey. I also know that at times waves of disappointment, frustration or overwhelm seep in and try to knock you down and sometimes they do. I know this because it’s happened to me … many, many times!
At those times it can feel so hard and such a struggle to get back up again … and the more you try to get up and feel the struggle – the harder it gets.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go with the flow and to change the direction of the tide? As I was writing this article, I received this email note from Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe (www.Tut.com):
“Life’s magic is a lot like a swift flowing river, Nancy. No matter how long you’ve overlooked it or unwittingly swam against it, the instant you stop struggling you’re back in the flow.”
And that’s exactly what I’ll be sharing with you today – how you can stop struggling and get back in the flow.
When we struggle, we are reacting to what’s happening.
When we are in the flow, we are creating what’s happening.
Isn’t it interesting that those 2 words are comprised of the same letters? Just a little shift in perspective causes a BIG shift in our experience and our results.
Do you remember the movie Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks? It’s the story of the astronauts heading to the Moon in April 1970, when an onboard explosion deprived them of most of their oxygen and electric power. In that moment these brave men had a choice (the same choice we all face when obstacles and challenges arise), to become either:
Reactors – struggling and panicking at the prospect of dying in outer space; or
Creators – finding a solution based on the resources available to them at the time, which we know is what they were miraculously able to do.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to be a CREATOR instead of a REACTOR in your life? I’ve put together a 7 Step System to Stop Struggling and Go With the Flow as a Powerful CREATOR. Learn to use the waves to propel you even further! Below is a summary of the 7 Step System to get you started. Keep this chart handy so when those unexpected challenges or obstacles appear, you can easily and powerfully choose your experience and your results!
Note: You can access the entire teaching for FREE — simply CLICK HERE to grab your audio download.
Are You a CREATOR or a REACTOR?
|Confronts Reality||Retreats from Reality|
|Responsibility – Takes 100%||Excuses, blame, victim|
|Examine your gifts and talents||Apathy, despair|
|Acknowledge your successes||Criticize yourself for not doing better|
|Take time for you||Twist, turn and tussle – focusing on the trouble instead of the wins|
|Organize and create objectives||Orbit – spinning in circles – doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result|
|Review, Reflect and Revise – Rejoice||Refuse to change, relive the past and remain stuck in struggle and despair|
It’s Time to Be a CREATOR!!!