Lately I’ve been crazy busy with stuff on top of my regular session schedule, like trying to get a big project done while prepping for the next one, networking with some interesting people, and doing a guest stint on a podcast (out next week!). Despite feeling gratitude every day for all the awesome stuff, I’ve noticed that self-doubts can still come up. Like, can I get it all done? What if such-and-such happens and something goes wrong? And, am I really ready for amazing things to actually show up?
Think about when you’ve reached a milestone, like a job promotion that you’ve been working hard for, and when you get it you think COOL! And then, YIKES! Can I do this?
Or you’re launching your own business, or having a baby, or buying your first house, and you’re so happy but you question yourself every step of the way.
I don’t know about you, but for me it’s super annoying. I can clearly see myself imagining obstacles that aren’t actually there.
So then I started to think about times when something actually did get in my way, and life felt frustratingly stalled. Like, the years of dating before I found my guy. In reality, that’s how I learned some life stuff and got to the place where I was ready to meet my guy (and he was ready to meet me). Or years ago, if something disappointed me in my corporate job, it actually helped me realize what I really did want and what work aligns with me deep down.
What if everything that gets in our way is actually the universe looking out for us and nudging us into a better direction? Then there’s no need for us to doubt anything—if something doesn’t go the way we think it should, maybe the energy around us knows better and knows the better thing is around the corner.
A few years ago, while I was walking down the block to the beach in New Jersey, a cat walked up and stopped in front of me on the sidewalk. I happily knelt down to pet him and tell him how gorgeous he was. Then as I continued my walk to the beach, I stopped short when a car backed out of a driveway suddenly right in front of me. The driver hadn’t looked to see if someone was coming down the sidewalk, and I know I was blessed having not arrived a few seconds earlier. That beautiful cat stalled me for a really good reason.
So, if we see roadblocks as cosmic helpers...then we don’t have to guard ourselves against them and create them in our heads so we’re forever prepared for the worst.
Throughout my busy schedule, my cats have been more playful than ever, racing around and wanting me to throw cat toys in the air. I found myself thinking, I can’t believe I have all this stuff to do, and this is when they want me to play! Turns out a few toy-mouse tosses are exactly what I needed. It slowed me down a bit, but brought me back to love and joy each time. And you know what? Everything worked out. ✨