Sometimes I find it hard to remember how blessed I am in my life. At times I forget that every moment and person in my life is placed strategically to support me in my healing process. Do you know what I mean?

Sometimes there are those moments and people that just irk the living daylights out of me. I feel my whole body cringe just by thinking about them. Can you relate?

Those are the times that magic happens when I remember to breathe. When I feel my whole body tighten up and my mind getting all crazy and wild, I am gracefully reminded to take a slow deep breath… in through the nose and out through the mouth. Normally the first breath doesn’t do much. So I take a second and then a third… each time, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Truthfully, I take as many breaths as I need, until I find myself begin to relax. When I say relax, I notice my facial muscles soften, the feeling of wanting to defend starts to evaporate, and I notice my focus is more centered on my breath than what I was previously thinking about.

Once this precious space is created, I am able to ask myself a very important question: “What is this person or situation giving me the opportunity to learn?” Or… “How is this person/opportunity supporting me?”

As I said before, once I get to this place, the experience is nothing short of magical. I notice that what was once stressing and irritating to me, becomes a source of joy and gratitude. Life is funny like that. What we resists persists… so why not take a breath and stop resisting when something bothers us?

I understand that we don’t do this naturally. This is because we feel that what we want in that moment is being taken away by that person or situation. However, quite the opposite is really happening. The situation that is challenging us is actually supporting us to create more of what we really want in our lives.

The bills that come in the mail when you don’t have the income to support them could be giving you an opportunity to simplify your spending and cut out unnecessary things. The lack of finances may also be giving you an opportunity to start taking action… perhaps where you have just been sitting and thinking about creative ways to earn money. Sometimes we don’t make changes unless we are forced to do so. Perhaps part of the lesson needing to be learned is allowing things to be easy and nondramatic. To work from a place of prevention. Imagine how life, in general, would be different if we learned how to do this.

The job that you just got fired from could be a great blessing because something better could be heading your way. This situation could be giving you an opportunity to trust that all will work out better than you could imagine.

The plans you had booked in for a full day could have gotten cancelled because you needed to spend time with yourself and get organized.

Do you see how this works?

If we focus on life happening FOR us not TO us we will have a very different experience.

In fact, this is the only way to have long term peace of mind.

What is happening in your life that has you feeling powerless? Take a few deep breaths… in through the nose, out through the mouth. Find that place of stillness and ask one of those two questions… “What is this person or situation giving me the opportunity to learn?” Or…”How is this person/opportunity supporting me?”

If you feel inspired, please share below. If you are stuck and can’t figure out how the problem or situation is a burden and not a blessing, please take the time to write out what you are going through below so that we can help support you find the gift.

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Sending you so much love,

Robin Lee is a medical intuitive, author, mentor, gratitude advocate, and speaker who has helped thousands of people around the world understand the language of their bodies. Robin believes that our bodies innately know how to balance and heal themselves if given proper care and support. Visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter, where she shares tips, tools, and techniques to honor our bodies and heal our lives!

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