I was, once again, inspired after spending Saturday afternoon in nature with a beautiful group of friends who share a belief in the law of attraction and strive to consciously create amazingness in our lives by the power of our positive intentions, thoughts, and feelings. As we are human, we do experience some of the contrast to this amazingness, life’s lessons, occasional general sucky-ness.
The power in positive thinking and a positive attitude is not denying that crappy things sometimes happen. Even great manifestors who seem to lead charmed lives have crappy days sometimes. The difference is in how you react to the crap, how you learn from it and turn it into something positive.
Granted, some things are easier to turn around than others. Some life events need to be fully experienced and will not be turned around in an afternoon. Some experiences can be turned around in an afternoon or a moment, and that’s what I’m talking about now.
What is inspiring me now is a practice of one in our group of responding to those unexpected, last minute changes in our plans that we have no control over and can really suck, like having your flight canceled when you have a meeting scheduled, with “that’s so awesome!” How many of us sit at the airport with a delay or dealing with a canceled flight think, that’s so awesome? Probably not many. I know when my plans change unexpectedly, my thoughts often go right to what a pain it’s going to be to get everything on track again, and that is exactly what happens. But what if I could change my attitude?
“That’s so awesome!” is about having faith in a Universe or Higher Power that wants the best for us and is willing to change things up and maybe even cause some chaos to bring in something even BETTER than what we had planned. Indeed, “that’s so awesome” has brought about upgrades to first class, synchronous meetings, NOT being in an accident one could have been in, being in a position where we could help somebody. “That’s so awesome” changes our grouchiness to a smile and that changes everything.
My invitation to you: next time you miss the bus, your flight is canceled, the new job falls through, the project wasn’t what you thought it would be, next time your plans unexpectedly change in a way that appears to suck, say to yourself: “That’s so awesome!” and wonder what amazing thing the Universe has in store for you instead.