I Hear You Knocking…

This morning…Bertha…gave me the affirmation…

I am open to new opportunities…

My mind immediately went to the obvious meaning…opportunitieschancesbreaks…which…gave me visions of…being on…Opraheven though the show isn’t on the air anymore…it’s still my vision for really making it as an author…

But…Bertha…being…Bertha…explains that is not what she is talking about…at all…

No…she is reminding me…to be open…to opportunities…to love…to share…to help…to mend…to heal…

Now…I have to confess…being…open…is a bit uncomfortable for me…if I’m…open…won’t part of me…flow out…won’t I lose part of myself…

Bertha…gives me the image…of spring…and…opening the windows…allowing the fresh air to come in…showing me…that…the furniture doesn’t fly out with the breeze…the room is only…subtly…changed…

Interestingly…that feels good…that feels solid…that feels grounding…

So…today…when…opportunity knocks…I can confidently…say…

Come in…I’m open…

Jane

One Girl a Leaping…

Today…Bertha…is encouraging me to have faith…in…myself…to…trust…my instincts…to listen to my heart…and…know…that it is leading me in the right directions…regardless of the outcome

Now…outcome…that’s the kicker…it would be so easy to…trust…my decisions…if…I could be assured that I would be pleased with the outcomes…but…she says that isn’t possible…and…she also reminds me…that what I sometimes envision as the perfect outcome…using my tunnel vision…isn’t always the best thing for me…sometimes…my best…is actually packaged in a…lesson learned…from an experience…

She brings to mind a job opportunity a few years ago…it required moving to the coast…it seemed like my dream job…and…I took that leap of faith…only to find…that the job was…a nightmare…and…that while…it would be easy to see that as a…a negative outcome…that my instincts were wrong…that I couldn’t trust myself…she reminds me…that experience began a period of spiritual and personal growth…

And…that growth…resulted in…me becoming a life coach…starting to write…and…discovering…Bertha…and…essentially…being the person that I am today…

Totally…not the outcome…of moving up the nursing administrative ladder…I had anticipated…in fact…I don’t think I could have envisioned it…but…it’s definitely been the best one for me…

So…today…I contemplate…listening to my heart…and…taking leaps of faith…regardless of where I land…

Jane