You Always Have A Choice

Today I want to talk to you all about choices and I want to break it up into 4 different segments for you so you can just break it down and see what it's all about. So I guess through working with clients and predominantly women that I've worked with over the last say 20 years or so through mentoring and helping people by running retreats and so forth that particularly women (or men I guess too) realise that sometimes when we are in a certain space that we don’t really have a choice.

I really want you to understand that you always have a choice, even when we feel like we don't and we may just be in the fetal position on the floor just curled up and our life has gone to shit basically, that we don’t have a choice. But I want to let you know that you always have a choice and those choices can be as simple as just going for a walk, or going down to the beach for a walk, or going out into the bush and sitting in nature - which I find is probably the best way that you can kind of settle yourself down, start to think about your life, and what you are grateful for.

So I think the first most important thing is realising that you know there is always something that we can be grateful for. So one thing you can do is find that space that you feel most calm and that you feel grounded. It could be as simple as just taking your shoes off and going and standing on the grass or any of those types of things, but get yourself grounded first. Then I always go to gratitude and the three things that I am grateful for. It could be that I had a warm meal last night, or that I slept in a warm bed, or I have a gorgeous friend that I can ring up and have a chat with. So just 3 simple things that you are grateful for, but always start off with that. So you can turn that mind from “oh why did this happen to me? Why does this always happen to me?” and instead of putting the focus on you and going into that “oh why, poor me?” you can start to focus on what you're grateful for. It could be a little dog that you are grateful for or just small, simple things like that. Just keep it really simple, don't try and get too far up in your head, just really try and get back into your heart because the sooner we can go from the head and all of the head chatter back into our heart, the easier it is for us to start to change that neurological pathway again and go back to gratitude.

For me it's a simple thing of picking up one of my essential oils that really brings me back and we have a really great blend called gratitude, or it could be just a simple thing like lavender or something like that to bring calmness back into you, or it could be a blend that we have called Grounding. So think about what it is for you that you need and keep yourself totally in the present time because if we go too far forward focused that causes anxiety within our soul and if we start to look at what's happened to us in the past and why did those things that happened in the past happen to me, it then causes us to go into depressive states. This means we keep cycling the same story in our minds about what's happened to us or being too far forward-focused.

So the first thing you need to do is realise that you have a choice and that you always have a choice and it really doesn't have to be anything big, but just start with something very simple that you have a choice on and begin there, move forward into being in the present time right now - so what am I grateful for right now, get into nature and get grounded by taking a few good deep breaths down into your tummy because it is always a good idea to inhale and exhale out to keep yourself really grounded and your mind quiet.

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