Sometimes life doesn't go as planned. I will be the first to say this really gets on the wrong side of me and yes, I get a bit over the top grumpy about it, especially when I'm the type of person who plans my days out to the minute.
So, let's just say, I've been on the grumpy side of the scale these last couple of days because things just have not gone as planned. However, I did learn that I can get things done even when the unexpected is thrown in my path. Which is a plus, I might add.
Each day we wake up with a choice, of how we are going to allow our day to affect us, well, let's just say, I can be stubborn when my day has other plans for me than I have LOL.
I went to a service in Camp Chesterfield Saturday. I drew the flow card for my reading that evening. It made sense to me because frankly, I hate when things don't flow in the way I intended. So of course, I should have expected the challenge, especially when I was preparing to head out for services and I received a phone call that delayed my plans for a few moments. I should have listened then to the powers that be, then I would have been expecting the challenges ahead. However, I was stubborn as usual.
I walked away from the services with a refreshed feeling of empowerment, however, I also walked away not realizing how big of a task this would be. I should have known.
They say God doesn't give you more than you can handle. However, some days I truly wish I would keep this in mind when I wake up LOL. The flow card had so much more meaning than the reader foretold. It is also a huge challenge for me to accept and take on.
The very next day I found myself a bit agitated because my plans for my day were being interrupted. However, I still did what I knew I must do, and at the end of the day I had still accomplished what I had set out to do. So, as if I had NOT learned my lesson, yesterday threw me another curve ball. I still allowed this to get under my skin, yet, again, I still accomplished what I had set out to do that day.
This morning I awoke, I was still a bit miffed, then I reassessed the last few days. What was I so miffed about??? Sure, things had not gone as planned, however, I still accomplished what I had set out to do. So, even though things were shaken up, I have what I intended to do to show for it along with a few other things to boot. Go with the flow.
One of the things the reader stated about my flow card also was I need to be more verbal with others on how their actions affect me. This is the hardest part of that reading for sure. I hate confrontation, however, I hate even more being used by people. This is nothing new to the advice I have received over the course of the last few months. I also know this is a new growth aspect of life that I need to learn and master. I consider this part of the learning process that resembles the time years ago when I had to learn to say, "NO", from time to time. I hated saying No to people, even when it infringed on my plans. I was a yes person. If someone asked for something I would automatically say, sure, even though it would throw a wrench in my own plans, which in turn made me angry, I felt used, and then I would grumble inwardly because my time wasn't being respected.
Well, how can someone know they are disrespecting your time if you don't tell them and are always saying yes, or sure. This was a hard lesson to learn and a difficult one to incorporate into my life. Because when you always say yes people get used to that and expect it. When you do finally say no they think they've done something wrong, when it reality it is you who have allowed them to think you would always be a yes person. Sometimes this causes hard feelings in the beginning, but after it becomes your new normal, things will balance out, because that is the way of the universe.
This only goes to show you, even when you think you've finally gotten on the right path and life is going the way you need it to go, and you've finally found who you are, there is always more in this lifetime to learn. For me and the present moment it is Flow.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!