Yesterday I was out running errands and decided to stop by our little local market here on the island, Inergy Market. (Oak Islanders, if you’ve not yet been to Inergy, get your butts over there. Best smoothies you’ll ever taste. Ask Stephanie or Shawn for the ‘Rooster.’ And if you can’t remember that, just ask them to give you what Geri always gets…) Anyway, I stopped in because I needed a smoothie and some CBD oil, and some probiotics, and, well, some really good (and healthy…) munchies. I knew all of that was going to add up so while using my iPhone to pay (such fun…) I jokingly told Stephanie to not even bother telling me what the total came to. I said something like, ‘Just toss the receipt, I’ll deal with it in January.’ There was another gentleman in the store hanging out and when he heard that he said,‘That would make a great t-shirt!’ We all laughed and agreed and Stephanie said, ‘Or your next blog post!’ So thank you Stephanie for the idea…and the smoothie…because it made me think.
‘Dealing with it at a later time can often be the best course of action.
(Disclaimer: When I say ‘deal with it in January’ I’m not suggesting that we should go nuts and spend outside our limits and then try to figure out how to pay for stuff when the bills come in after we’ve gotten ourselves in trouble. In my opinion, that’s really not a good idea.) The truth is not everything needs to be dealt with right away. Sometimes you’re just not in a good place to. Sometimes you just have to walk away.
I was recently on an Intuitive Life Coaching call with a client. It being after Thanksgiving, this client wanted to talk about some stuff that was coming up after things that happened with family over the holiday. The client said that at one point he just had to walk away because he was afraid of what he would say to a family member, or how he would say it. And I told him that was actually the perfect thing to do at that time. I’ve spent a lot of time recently working on my own ‘reactive’ side. When something comes up I often feel like it has to be dealt with RIGHT NOW! I HAVE to fix this now! I HAVE to speak my mind RIGHT NOW! Unfortunately, what often happens when I do is that things don’t come out the way I really wanted them to. Why? Because I wasn’t in the right place to deal with my emotions or thoughts around that thing when I reacted. Maybe I was feeling attacked, maybe I was feeling guilty, maybe I was feeling unworthy, scared, unloveable, just not good enough. Bottomline, I was not in alignment with my higher self, source, personal power, whatever you call it.
Think about it, taking action from a place like that, from a place where we’re not in alignment, isn’t going to do anyone any good. So maybe it’s just better to deal with it when you’re in the right place. When you’re feeling strong, content, empowered, confident, or grounded. And that may be in five minutes, the next day, the next week, or yes, the next month. So yea, toss the response…
And deal with it when you feel like it.
Live and learn in Munay.