I woke up Monday (January 22nd) not feeling very well. The night before, my throat had been a little dry and scratchy, but we had spent the weekend camping with my family and I was hoping I was just a little dehydrated and camp-fired.
Nope - Smack Down!
When I woke up feeling sick, my first reaction was “I don’t have time to be sick!”
But sure enough – sick, and down for 2 days straight.
So, here’s how the universe talks to us and lets us know when we are out of alignment. When something happens – someone cuts you off in traffic, you have an argument with someone, or you get smacked down with a cold; what is your immediate response?
Mine was: “I don’t have time to be sick!”
Since we are the creators of our life, when it’s brought to your attention that “you don’t have time” for something, that is the universe letting you know you have a block, you are off your focus, or you are out of alignment. And when you have a physical reaction like getting a cold, stubbing your toe, or a getting a disease, etc., there is a message in that for you, too.
I kept feeling like I was behind. I spent a lot of money on a course to develop my business and I wanted to get so much stuff done, but I felt like I didn’t have enough time for everything. I also was trying to work out a schedule to include room for new clients and workshops into my business. I felt pressured and confused on how to make it all happen, which is not helpful when you are trying to be creative and allowing. I definitely was not “in alignment” with the lifestyle I was trying to create.
For 2 whole days I slept and was painfully achy and drained. On the third day I pulled myself together for an important conference call with my business guide, and we were trying to work through one of my assignments that had been eluding me for a couple of weeks. After I spoke with her and was trying to listen to my body about relaxing and not feeling so pressured, I decided to treat myself to a pedicure.
It was there that I was open and received the answer I had been asking for. And, of course, the answer was so obvious and perfect – yet because for weeks I had been putting undue pressure on myself, I couldn’t figure it out.
It was also during this week of being sick that I took time for me, which I kinda thought I had been doing, but really what I was doing was feeling selfish (out of alignment) that I was taking time for me rather than relaxing and understanding that I’m moving into a whole new phase of my life and I need extra time to get up to speed with what I want and where I want to go.
So, if you are asking for more in your life, you need to be willing to make room for it. Listen to yourself. Make the time before you get smacked down, or take the smack down for what it is – a message from your higher self.