apr2020-How you see your future is much more important than what has happened in your past - zig zeigler
Well, it is April! We made it through March and what a March it was, right? We are now literally waking up in a different world than we were before and with that comes a lot of things, lots of changes, lots of adaptations, lots of wondering just how this is all going to play out, right? We’ve got worries about our loved ones, ourselves, our homes, our planet. If there has ever been a time riper for change, possibilities and potential… it is now.
I can feel how stressed we all are on the planet and so I’ve designed a four-pack of coloring pages for you, all are encoded with power, strength and well-being for you and two of them feature the phrase (and a good daily affirmation for right now) of I am strong, I am healthy, I am powerful! (Knowing that now is very important).
You can download them right now at from the Freebies page at TheColoringBookCoach.com.. Even if coloring isn’t your thing, I encourage you to give it a try now, it’s really remarkable how powerful and healing it can be. It’s been proven that 60 minutes of coloring has the same effect as 60 minutes of mediation, so give it a chance if it sounds interesting!
My friend Nicole Rivera, who has a great podcast called Stop Writing Alone for you writer types, recently pondered on all that’s going on and concluded that maybe this is the end of the world as we know it. And, to paraphrase REM’s famous song, she feels fine because to her the end of the world doesn’t necessarily mean the end of you or the planet, but the end of doing things as we have been doing them which is a perfect stepping stone to this month’s theme, which is How you see your future is much more important that what has happened in your past from Zig Zeigler.
This is truer now than ever before… how we see our future is much more important than whatever has happened in the past. We are at a moment in time in which we truly have the opportunity to shape a better future, for us, for the planet and hopefully for the seven generations that will come after us, as the Native Americans advise on doing.
The tool for this month is to take a moment and write a letter to your future self 6 months from now, a year from now, five years from now, 10 years from now… any amount of time… it’s your choice and truly express how you envision your future and the future of our planet. After you finish, date it and sign off with I love you and I knew you were capable of amazing things, and your name. Seal it an envelope with Letter to My Future Self and the future date you will read the letter and create a reminder for yourself to do so!
The wisdom for week one of April comes from me and it’s this:
Set your weirdo magnet on high so your weirdos know what way to go.
What exactly am I talking about? Well, there really is no time like now to find your tribe and for them to find you. If you feel like you’re missing out on the community, first of all, make sure you’re hanging out with me on Facebook… I have two fun groups for you… Fall in Love with Yourself and How in the Hell did I get here? Please look for them and join them, we would love to have you. And, while you’re there, look around Facebook for other groups you can find connect you to others… there are some great new global groups opening up over there, where you can meet people who are quarantining from all over the world… there’s a great one called Rock the Lockdown with performers from all over the world giving concerts and performances from their living rooms. So, please don’t socially isolate during this time… reach out and let us reach back! Finding and being with your weirdos is more important now than ever.
Your tool for this week is to find one new group (on Facebook) or wherever else you can find a virtual group and join it and be active, make a new online friend!
The wisdom for week 2 is: You never know when a new beginning is going to show up!
I love that this actually supports this month’s theme…. we’re all in the beginning of a new beginning right now! Beginnings are happening all the time, but this time, we’re doing it all together, all at the same time and that’s very exciting.
Your tool for this week is to breakdown the word Beginning and write words that say that this a good thing to you. For example:: B is for blessing, E is for exciting, G is for gin (and virtual happy hours on Zoom), I is inside where we must stay, etc. Have fun with this, maybe make it into a piece of artwork or color or draw around the words!
The wisdom for week 3 is LOVE is all around. It’s true. We are literally swimming in a sea of love. Life is love, truly.
The tool this week is to prove this to yourself…. Look for the love….
Do you see hearts everywhere? Count them this week, take pictures of them on your phone, ask them to show up for you, go outside and see if you see them in the clouds or a leaf on the ground, in a shadow….anywhere. Ask life to show you the love and see what happens! (And, if you’re in the Fall in Love with yourself Facebook group, post what you find there!)
The wisdom for week 4 is: The darkest hour has only 60 minutes, which comes from Morris Mandel.
It’s true…. the darkest hour is always only 60 minutes long, and there’s no better time than now to realize that and that you’ve already lived through a lot of dark hours and you can again!
The tool for this week is to join me and others from around the world this coming Sunday at 9 AM PDT (check what time that is for you at time and date dot com) for five minutes of silent prayer to disrupt the pattern of Covid19 and to pray for a miracle. This was started by Marianne Williamson and I have participated for the last two Sundays and I am inviting you to join in this global gathering. All you have to do is set your clock for whatever time zone matches 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time and say a silent prayer for the next five minutes for a pattern disruption and a miracle.
It’s a month to stay focused, be balanced, and be grateful for all that you have and trust that everything is going just as it should be, no matter how crazy is… things go as they go and the best thing we can do is control how we react to that, I can tell you 100% that fire fuels fire, so if you’re afraid, stressed, anxious, projecting a fearful future that all ripples out and affects the rest of us, so please do your best to stay centered, trust our beautiful planet and life and all that’s happening now… when you do that, it also affects us all and trust, calmness and love is more powerful than all the rest.
We’re heading into new territory, but never before have we had an opportunity like we do now. Thank you for listening and I’ll meet you hopefully soon in one of my Facebook groups! Until next month, believe in yourself!
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