The question came up yesterday, "What do you do when things just don't seem to be going your way?" What a brilliant question it is too, the more I sit back in reflection, the more I feel the answer inside of my heart. For me, when things aren't going my way, I approach it as if my Inner Guidance has a plan for me that I am not following. Therefore, the answer is to get quiet, go inside, and feel around until I discover the path that has been set for me and start taking the steps that lead me back to it. It becomes joyful rather than frustration as I connect to my Source, almost as if this is a game and I just found a really great clue.
I used to be someone who beat my head against the wall in attempts to force things to go my way. Push harder was the only solution that I knew. I think I was nearing 40 when I finally heard the phrase, "when things aren't going right, go left." I was dumbstruck! Go left? Are you serious? I had never thought of that before, and it made a significant difference for me. However, now I go inside, and the results feel even better.
As an example, I have been wanting to publish my business book. I have been struggling with this one for a long time now and I got to the point where I really just want to throw it out into the Universe and see what happens, let it be taken from there. However, that was not going my way and it was getting extremely frustrating for me, to the point where I couldn't even write a blog post as my writing energy is so stuck. Then the question was posed to me, "What do you do when things are not going your way," and I chuckled at the synchronicity of this question. I have to be able to follow my own advice, so I went inside.
My discovery was profound. I discovered I was attempting to force the publication of this book, I was wanting to send it away in frustration for someone else to deal with. There was pent up anger, bitterness, and fear associated with my actions. No wonder it wasn't going my way, I needed a motives check! That is not the energy I want to send out into the Universe, I want to love this book, to feel uplifted and inspired as a result of it, and feel assured that my work in this world is helping others. Now I feel good about waiting a while longer, that urgency has been replaced with a desire to change the energy first. Now I am excited, I can't wait to see what comes as a result of me doing the internal navigation work first!