As a Life Coach I frequently work with my clients to dissolve limiting beliefs and painful thoughts.
I spent many hours practicing this technique during my training - both as "Coach", and "Client", and I have to say . . . most of the limiting beliefs I had were more annoying than painful. Which is all fine and well where practice is concerned, but it did not prepare me for the colossal meltdown that occurred this week - which was littered with really painful thoughts! OUCH!
At the core is that my older son is done with high school and graduation is tomorrow, after which he will be leaving in the middle of August to go to college in Colorado to play Baseball! ALL GOOD, Right? Errrrrmm - not really? I've known this was coming for well . . . 17 years. It just hit me like a ton of bricks on Thursday night, and in the blink of an eye I felt like I had to let go - which is something I've been ignoring with the hopes that perhaps it just wouldn't happen? No such luck. Cue Meltdown. :(
Here are the two winners from my long list of painful thoughts:
I didn't do a good job raising him.
There's no time left to fix that.
In Byron Katie's "The Work" - the first question we ask about the thought is "Is it True?" . . . and I know deep down that neither of these thoughts are true. AND, I am going to work and work and work on them until I turn them around! At the end of the day, I know in my heart that Everything is Going to Be Alright <--- it's just taking me a little while to get there.
How are all of YOU doing this week? I don't have a journal prompt for you - I just want to remind you that whatever is going on in your life . . . Everything is Going to Be Alright.
Do you have a child that is "leaving the nest"? Everything is Going to Be Alright.
Are you feeling anxious about your work or a relationship? Everything is Going to Be Alright.
Did you mess up something important or fall on your face? Everything is Going to Be Alright.
To be transparent, I'm saying it just as much for myself as for you. Tomorrow when I watch my boy walk at graduation I will remind myself that my word for the year is TRUST . . . and that Everything is Going to Be Alright.
Love and Light,
"When nothing is sure, everything is possible." - Margaret Drabble
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.