There are lots of ideas that circulate around fears. Most all of us have at least a couple that peek up every now and then. For me, there is a strong need to know I am supported physically, emotionally, and financially. When I interpret things as threatening to that support, it stirs fear. If it is something small and I can see a different reality through that fear then it is easy to confront it and move on. This morning for example I felt the stirs of fear about money. In retracing the thoughts that had lead up to this fear, however, I realized that this was not an issue from this moment but rather memories of past moments combined with a fear of repeating that situation again. Upon further exploration, it was not even a situation I lived myself but rather what I had witnessed someone I love going through. By dissecting where the fear came from it allowed me to confront myself in how I will choose to define my reality today. Several years ago I confronted my fear of the World and the strangers in it by traveling around in my car and challenging myself to meet new people. My view of this beautiful World will never be the same since I met so many loving and helpful people. This world is a creation of our mind and the reality we choose to see. This does not mean everything will be sunshine and rose petals. It means that we get to write how we choose to interpret what happens. My boyfriend's concern this morning was that because I had witnessed this fear this morning that my day would somehow be completely ruined. I'm grateful to have a boyfriend that cares about my wellbeing. But it is my choice if I will allow this one incident to color the rest of my day or if I will choose to see it as one moment that was worked through and is now complete. It is my choice to carry it as a burden or let it go and move on. And I, for one, am still in a playful mood from yesterday's laughter so I am not about to focus my beautiful day around that moment! I'm grateful to still feel my laughter bubbling through my cells. I'm grateful for that fear showing up this morning to allow me to process through what was behind it. I'm grateful to know that I am responsible for my life and I am always supported by the Universe and by hard work. I'm grateful to know I can and will provide. I'm grateful to let it go and move on to work and to the projects and clients that fill my day. I'm grateful for the humor I find in this photograph of the shadow of fencing against a tree. I'm grateful for the beauty and magic of this journey and I'm grateful for all those who walk it with me. What fears are you holding? How can you confront them in a loving way? And how will you move forward to celebrate this beautiful day? May you see the beauty and support all around you and may you find happiness in the resolution of old fears. Have beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.