There's goes my monkey mind again. Why does life have to be so hard? When does the struggle end? As a challenge comes up, my thoughts seem to start down this path of their own volition.
What I want is to live my life like Richard Branson or Mariah Carey - in charge of my livelihood and enjoying leisurely days on my own island. People to do my hair and plenty of money to spend on the clothes I see on Pinterest. What I seem to have is hair up in a thrown together ponytail and $5 t-shirts from Forever 21.
I am learning that we all have these types of day, even Richard Branson. And if they can get through them, so can I. So, I have some strategies in place to get out of my monkey mind and into my life of ease.
First, I need to remember that we are all connected and that whatever is in those I feel have a life of ease, it also exists within me. Rather than complain about what I don't have, I need to turn it around into seeing those with success even more successful and to be genuinely happy for their prosperity.
Admittedly, it takes some practice, however, each time I see an article or hear news about someone's good fortune, I make a point to congratulate them, even if it's silently within. The more I have been doing this, the easier it gets and I know it will be returned to me (in fact, I can feel less emphasis being placed on my lack and true gratefulness for the abundant Universe we live in through this practice).
Then, I stay focused on my path, having the faith that right where I am is right where I am supposed to be. I take my actions one step at a time, feeling grateful that I do have choices available to me. Broken down into bite-size pieces, the struggle seems to disappear as I check off my tasks or enjoy a break from doing anything at all.
Lastly, I change my definition of lack. There will always be someone with more than I have currently. But, when it comes right down to it, all of my needs are met. I have a closet full of clothes, a refrigerator stocked with healthy food, a family who love and support me and a lovely four-bedroom house with a backyard that brings me peach and joy.
It's making all the difference in my life when I remember that my struggle with having "less than" belongs to no one but me. And that is good enough for now.
My intention for today: I am in the easy flow of my life and I pull to me everything that is for my highest and best.
The presence of the Divine Indwelling Spirit moves through all that is, breathing life into all that require it, creating a world that works for everyone. This creative and expansive presence exists where I am right now, surrounding me in beauty and love and connecting my heart and my mind to see the truth of who I am - an expression of God - perfect, whole and complete.
As I allow this expression of God as Sandy to unfold, I know that the abundance and prosperity is here now for me to take hold of. Everything I need comes to me with ease and with grace and I have no need for thoughts of lack or limitation. I let go of any perceived struggle, trusting that my way is made for me. Out of no way, a way is always made and it is made even better than I can imagine. The vast Universe steps up to fill my bucket to overflowing and I allow my life to flow easily and effortlessly, taking one step at a time.
Grateful for this energy of ease and peace and joy, I say simply thank you, Spirit, for Your presence within. My life is blessed and I know it is Your pleasure to support me in an abundant and prosperous life. The Universe with-holds nothing and for that I am grateful.
Releasing my words to the Divine Action of the Law, I let the worthiness wash over me, knowing that as I have written these words, it is already done. I am deserving of what is here now and what is on its way. I let it be so. And so it is!