I had the privilege of having a life shift last year, and an opportunity to write about it in a REAL book! (imagine how delightful that is to this part-time blogger!!!) You can check out the book on Amazon here. It is a BEST-SELLER in 8 categories!!! If you live in Cincinnati, we are having a Life Shifting event you really don’t want to miss. It’s going to be amazing! Click here for more details about that.
At the time of the life shift, I knew it was pretty profound. These kinds of things happen and when they are enough to make you stop in your tracks, it can have reverberating effects that you never anticipated.
Life shifts are like quantum sling shots. They take us from a place of contemplating, processing, and reliving the past to a new place. That seems pretty obvious; a lift shift is a moment that changes everything. But, it doesn’t stop with that initial realization that something has changed. After a life shift, life keeps changing and shifting. At least it has for me.
Before I was blessed with the precious gift of a little human, I didn’t quite think I was mother material, but hey, everyone has a mother, so I guessed I could figure it out. I had no idea what I was in store for: Joys as well as the most brutal blows to my ego I could imagine.
Even though now I see my whole family and life in a different light (including my daughter who sparked it all), my story begins in frustration, fear, and anxiety because I didn’t know who I am.
My first born was a little challenging. Like myself, she wanted to do life HER way, from the moment she was born. Yes, of course, now I see how this is a good thing, but if you have to be a parent to someone like this it can be really hard! She was the most stubborn baby I ever met! She was never in any danger, but we had some really serious power struggles. I remember my husband consoling me, after a major power struggle with my daughter. I literally felt bullied by my 2 year old!!! Get the book and read page 172.
Now, 18 years later, I can see how her behavior was just opening wounds of my past.
My life shift occurred almost from nothing–as many do. I was at a “mastermind” meeting with Jen Mavros, who is what I would describe as a spiritual business coach. As we were discussing the concept of “soul clusters” and how people keep coming into our lives to teach us stuff, I contemplated how the people in my life teach me.
See, as THE MOM, I have always seen myself the person who sets the example and teaches the life lessons. The thought of others in my family teaching ME (as if I had anything to learn from them) was totally foreign to me.
WOW! As I sat there, I realized that my luxury-loving husband and daughter are not “superficial and shallow,” something I was not. They understood their WORTHINESS. This concept totally rocked my world.
Earlier that year before, my younger daughter and I were shopping for holiday gifts. I wanted to get Alex and Ani bracelets for them. My younger daughter knew exactly what her sister wanted: the queen bracelet. We both joked, “how typical,” but fast forwarding to the mastermind group, and wow! I was like, “she claims her queenship,” something that I had never contemplated.
Contemplating the past and even making fun of it (in a snarky kind of way), was all of a sudden a pivotal teaching moment for ME. (see how this revelation changed everything in the book “365 Life Shifts”)
Just like a sling shot: pulling back to make a massive move forward.
As I move on from that moment that changed everything for me, I continue to see it play out in my life. It is constantly moving me beyond my self-imposed limits and my limiting beliefs about life.
Life shifts create a quantum time warp. It’s like a worm hole through time, constantly revising how we view the past, based on our new understanding of the present/future, taking us into a whole new dimension.
Every day I am discovering new ways that I am shifting and continually moving forward.
I will keep sharing my “travels” on my sling shot through life. I would love to hear yours too!! please share in the comments below. 🙂