Adversity + Opportunity = Faith
Do not deny that you are one of the millions who loved that moment when the terminator says ‘I’ll be back’. Beyond the accent, there is a powerful promise to come back, and not just be back, but be back bigger than ever.
At The Big Story, we believe that our reality is created by stories. The stories that we tell ourselves & the world. We all have those stories. The story when we were denied, broken hearted, judged, hurt, lost and in pain. Some are big events, others may seem insignificant but you still can’t shake them off.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Each of these events gave you a tool to use for the future. Only when you embrace that possibility are you able to unlock that tool. Some may even call it a gift. That challenge that was presented to you in the form of a relationship taught you patience. That sickness that was gifted to you taught you self-love and maybe a little bit of presence. That is why we call it a wake-up call. It is a reminder to make yourself a priority and take care of you.
The powerful energy of surrender
Before we embark on the notion of surrender. I would like you to identify your control pattern. We all have our own signature of control freakiness. Mine is crazy overwhelm (with a dose of superheroness), short answers and muddled messages (I literally will not make sense, my daughter does a great job in deciphering my words). Control generally means pretty much going solo. Only you can do that thing ’cause everyone else around you are imbeciles. Challenge is that you don’t have enough time because you are also breathing shallow and the whole world is caving in on you. Yeah, you know what that feels like.
Write your pattern down.
Now take a look around you.
Who can you share your feelings with? CONNECT. When you know you are not alone in your pain, your bubble has that one extra person inside it with you and you generally feel better.
Who can you ask for help? SHARE. You know that someone else has probably been there & done that so reach out and ask. The magic here is not to be attached to what they say. Take in what they share with you as a possibility only if you choose it.
Where can you have more fun in your life? RELAX. We are usually quite relaxed when we are enjoying what we are doing. We also tend to be more fun to be around (magnetic) and less critical of those around us (accepting).
What kind of Universe do you live in?
Einstein said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” I believe in the friendly one. I believe in the one that is full of magic. I have experienced synchronicity, just as you have I am sure, in a phone-call from the person that had been on my mind. Or, a cancellation of an appointment ’cause you just didn’t want to go. It has happened; but for many of us we want a bigger sign-trust me this is a good one. It gets bigger as you start paying attention.
So, if the Universe is friendly, how would you act?
Surrender allows bigger forces to take over things. And that is what is called magic, synchronicity and intuition. Once you feel the Universe (God) communicating with you; an immense amount of self-love and self-acceptance begins to unravel.
Remember this is a process. Let my ladies and I share with you our personal stories and the process we went through:
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Rumi, The Essential Rumi.
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