It Was My Husband’s Fault
We have tons of renovation going on in our new house right now. Last week, I moved my car down the hill of our driveway to get it out of the way of the contractors. I tried to park it off to the side of the street, but instead went into the desert sand and got stuck. In addition, during my parking adventure, I scraped the side of my car on a big rock.
As I sat there, literally spinning my wheels making the hole deeper, afraid to look at the damage on my car, tears of frustration started to gather at just the sheer feeling of overwhelm.
In that moment, and I am embarrassed to admit this, my mind started racing with all of the reasons why this was my husband’s fault.
It was his fault I had to park there. It was his fault there was a rock in the way and the biggie that can still pop up from time to time, it was his fault I was in Tucson in the first place. If we were still in Cali this never would have happened.
Thank God, I had enough spiritual training under my belt to recognize what I was doing. I was able to stop myself and shift my thinking and my focus. I was able (for the most part. I would be lying if I said I was 100% at that point) to take 100% responsibility my predicament.
And I was able to offer compassion for myself.
Why I share this story with you is to help you see that we are all just one thought away from being a victim. This matters because the moment we succumb to a victim mentality is the moment we lose access to our brilliance and creativity. We lose our connection with The Source of all that is.
When we are able to take 100% responsibility for our part in a situation, we have the ability to do something about it. We are able to avail ourselves to the power and presence of Universal Intelligence that is always here.
It is not a matter of never having a thought like that. It is a matter of noticing them, doing a pattern interrupt and shifting our thinking to a more empowering thought.
This doesn’t mean that other people don’t have their part (sidenote-My husband had NOTHING to do with my parking challenge) But, when we claim 100% of our side of it, we have the ability to access our brilliance, tap into Universal Intelligence and have the freedom to move forward with our dreams and our lives in fulfilling and empowering ways regardless of what others are doing or not doing.
Share how you shifted out of victim thought pattern to an empowering thought pattern so we can all be inspired.
To your dream,