Yesterday morning, I had a surreal experience.
I had dropped the kids off at school and gone to the grocery store. The house was empty.
Yet, as I was preparing my coffee, I heard music begin to play out of nowhere.
I approached the noise and realized that it was Taylor Swift.
As I got even closer, I realized it was her song "Wildest Dreams."
I didn't understand. I hadn't listened to the song in over 8 months. Where was it coming from?
It turned out to be coming from an old cell phone. The night before, I had charged it for the first time in about a year.
The song was the ringtone alarm I had set for my ex -- a person who hadn't occupied space in my home in nearly 9 months.
The song's tune and lyrics hit me hard and I fell apart instantaneously.
The blow was so unexpected.
Yet, I pieced myself together very quickly.
I had an excellent day.
I completed my video series for Radiant and created an amazing workbook for my clients.
I had an epic personal training session. I took the kids for Italian Ices when they got home.
I consumed healthy meals before going to yoga in the evening with my bestie.
But, this was a relatively new response.
The "old me" would have let this strange little incident snowball.
I probably wouldn't have stopped crying for days.
My depression would have kicked in full force.
I would have traded my workout and yoga class for my bed.
The healthy meals would have never happened. I would have skipped them all.
I would have been completely unproductive and gotten behind in my business endeavors.
I know from past experience exactly how it would have all gone down. It happened way too many times before.
To me, this change in response is the Reclaiming Yourself process in action.
But, I wanted to share something even deeper with you. The day was not over yet!
In video 1 of the lifestyle design series I said that hitting rock bottom in any area of our life typically results in us opening our mind towards other processes and outcomes. After all, what else are we going to do but start to think outside of the box!?!
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So after my kids went to sleep, I curled up in my bed and continued reading Gabrielle Bernstein's "Spirit Junkie."
I couldn't believe what I was reading. She literally wrote, "Hitting bottom is actually a miracle because it creates a situation in which you are out of options and must ask for help. "
This is exactly what I had discussed in my video just days earlier!
I continued reading feeling intrigued.
Gabby went on to discuss an experience where she very deliberately asked the Universe to send her a message about something she needed help with.
The next morning, she woke up and her inner guide (inner voice, intuition) instantly sent her a very strong and clear message.
Now for some of you, this might sound totally normal. For others, you might be thinking Gabby and I are nuts! That's okay. ;)
But, remember that when you open your mind, you allow all types of new experiences to come to you.
So, I decided to give it a shot.
Before I went to sleep, I meditated. Then, I asked the Universe to help me out and send me a message.
Today, I woke up about 30 minutes before my alarm. I walked the dog, made some coffee, and visualized my day, as I always do. But, this morning I still had about six minutes to spare before my kids would wake up for school.
I looked at my nightstand and my card deck was sitting there. I decided to do my single card pull.
However, as I started to shuffle, five cards fell out.
The individuals who have trained me to work with my cards have told me to be very observant of any cards that fall out of your shuffle because they are a special message to you from the Universe.
I couldn't believe it! (And, I never drop cards in my shuffle.)
The message in the cards was very on point with what I had asked the Universe for help.
But, the card that stood out the most was the one on top. The Ten of Swords reversed.
I feel that the message here is clear here, beautiful souls.
When you've been dealt a devastating blow and a painful situation -- or if you have been brutally taken down like the woman in this card -- you can recover.
You can heal. You can take the lessons and come back stronger. You can put your crown back on -- maybe even put it on for the first time.
You can Reclaim Yourself. Rising up like never before.
When I was lost in this toxic, hellacious relationship, it wasn't something I thought I could ever recover from.
As painful as it was for a moment, the music yesterday morning was actually just another message to me from the Universe to take a moment to reflect and to realize that it's progress and not perfection -- and this system IS working.
Here's To Our Success,
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