This evening I was listening to the back end of Oprah’s Soul Sunday interview with Shauna Niequist. (I know, I had no idea who she was until this evening. Had to google her too) The interview was about her journey as shared in her book “Present over Perfect”. And yes of course it is now officially on my reading list. Anyway, there were lots of similarities to my journey so I listened to the end. While waiting for recording to load so that I could listen to the beginning, I cam across Oprah’s interview with Adyashanti. He spoke about living an authentic life and suddenly it dawned on me that I have been in a great space emotionally of late and then I realised why…
The universe is responding!!
Certain things have changed in my life over the last month or so. In the past, I have always enjoyed buying clothes. When I put on weight though , I felt really crappy about myself and the way I look. Whenever I went shopping I really struggled to find clothes that I liked and it just left me feeling more depressed about my weight and myself. Let me just say as well that those mirrors in the change rooms of clothing shops…who’s idea was that??? I swear they add at least another 10kg’s and 10cm to you. Are they trying to sell you clothes or are they secretly in cahoots with weight loss groups or maybe even psychologists because they can drive you to depression. Phew, I’ve been dying to let that all out for the longest time!😜. Sorry about the rant.
Moving on swiftly…anyway, about 3 months ago I had made a decision to make more of an effort with my appearance (I am single again after all). I started following a few older fashion bloggers on IG and could feel the stirrings of excitement about this decision sneaking in to my consciousness. I still didn’t see anything I really liked in stores but I was still hopeful. I also made a conscious effort to accept myself as I am and appreciate myself now rather wait until I lost the weight. Since December or so, the positive attitude has started to pay off! I actually have to stay away from malls now because every clothing shop I walk into has stuff that I love and screams “BUY ME!”. I feel like my old self again. I love clothes shopping again!!!!
But wait, there’s more!
Virtually every purchase has been discounted!!!! What a pleasure! It is so amazing how the Universe finds ways to give you money. In this case, I have been receiving discounts on stuff that is not even on the sale rack. Talk about living an abundant life! I feel so spoilt. Thank you! I have been saying these money affirmations to get myself back in line with the energy of money. I have also realised that I have been living with a “lack” mindset and of course, I found “lack” everywhere I looked. I made a conscious decision to live with an abundant mindset in all aspects of my life and I am starting to harvest the fruits of the seeds that I have sown financially and in other areas of my life as well. I am so excited!
“When you teach a child that a bird is named bird, the child will never see the bird again”Krishnamurti
This quote really made me stop and think. It is a reminder that we don’t know what we think we know. That we need to remain curious and maintain a sense of wonder about the everyday things around us. The same would hold true for people as well. We should not assume that we know those we come into contact with. We should be more curious and open to learning about them.
If you would like to listen to the interview, you can find a link to it here. A direct link is also available on my Facebook page.
Bedtime calls. I go to sleep with a smile in my heart feeling grateful for the blessings that have been bestowed on me already and for those yet to come. 🙏
Have a wonderful week ahead! Thank you for reading. Please like and share if you enjoyed reading my post. Also let me know how you have see the law of attraction manifest in your life. I find it so fascinating 😁