Some things have happened… to you, to your best friend, to your spouse, to all of us. Things that feel like they define us. Some of them are great things; you ran that marathon, you got your 200 hour yoga teaching certificate, you helped someone in need, you refused to give up and got the job or raise that you deserved.
And some of them aren’t so great; you lost a job, a house, a relationship, a dream.
We tend to get trapped when we define ourselves by the “bad things” that have happened in our lives. We can get stuck in a cycle of pain, desperation and shame and climbing out seems almost impossible.
Yesterday, a dear friend, (who has really had his fair share of “bad things”) told me about the 6 R’s. We were so inspired by his willingness to focus on these R’s and move past the stuck place he has been in that we just had to share them with you. They are simple ideas but we can already see the changes they are bringing about in his life.
R Rid yourself of the story. What is the story you are telling yourself about your so called failures? Stop telling it! No one will miss it if you stop telling it.
R Reveal the blessings. What do you have to be grateful for? Focus your energies on that. When we are grateful for the blessings we have more come to us-it’s the law of attraction.
R Recreate your image. Who do you want to be? Are you scared and stuck? Or are you moving through something that will eventually help you become more of your divine self? Who is it you want to be? Define that and move towards it.
R Release the lie. We tell ourselves so many lies; I’m not enough, things will never change, I need a miracle to keep going, nothing ever goes the way I want it to, etc. When you hear these tapes playing in your head renounce them as the lies they are, release them. They don’t serve you.
R Run toward something good. What is it that you are running towards? Stop running away from things and chose to run towards the life you chose.
R Redefine your ‘failure.” People “fail” all the time. It’s part of success. What can you learn from your experiences and how can you use that knowledge to your advanatge next time?
These are simple ideas, yet powerful beyond measure. Give them a try and let us know how it goes! And as always, we’re rooting for you!
Elisa & Allison