I have noticed that many people seem to talk about the weather….often…..
That has always confused me, because one can’t really change the weather, one can change where they choose to live or how they choose to view the weather, but most of us cannot actually change weather patterns=-) I found myself thinking about why so many people choose to live in Chicago, and yet complain so often and heartily about the weather that is simply a part of living in Chicago.
I was thinking about “Four Season Living” and the benefits that may almost be invisible. I wonder if living amongst the four seasons allows us to experience the natural ebb and flow of life….hibernation in the Winter–taking things a bit more slowly…birthing in the Spring and finding new pleasures and new life….living out loud throughout the crazy fun Summer….and then chilling out in the gorgeous Fall….
I spent 6 weeks in Hawaii one year and every single day was sunny and 75 with a little sprinkle of rain midday some days. It was GORGEOUS and beautiful, and I love Hawaii…and yet I don’t know if I could thrive there. I was raised on four season living, and I might die here as well=-) I enjoy raising my daughter in Chicago for many reasons, and I am realizing one of them is the beauty of experiencing all life has to offer with regards to the weather and the natural cycles….
I wanted to share this so the next time you might find yourself in some crazy Chicago weather….perhaps you can enjoy the ride it is offering….or change your ride.
Laverty’s Life Link: Consider the benefits of the weather pattern you choose to live in and enjoy them…or consider moving to an area that more closely matches your personality and desires!
Think about your past constantly.
Obsess about how you could have done things differently.
Spend all day dreaming about your future.
Criticize and complain about your life.
Wish you could have someone else’s life.
Believe that everything is someone else’s fault. Think you can get a new life by doing the same thing you have always done.
Blame your parents for your current life.
Wallow in self-pity for what God (or whomever) has done to you.
Laverty Life Links: Consider if you knowingly or unknowingly do any of these items which are truly self-abandoning and simply become aware of it when you do..and notice how you feel.
PS It was kind of funny bc i was looking at all of my pictures and images on file, and I don’t have anything to add to this blog…and I didn’t really want to add a picture to represent this bc often pictures are more viscerally impactful than words, so I wouldn’t want to add that to your consciousness nor mine!!!! The iceberg represents many things to me and one of them is how something can appear small and almost innocuous on the surface, but deep down it is large and ominous…and that is how I think of some of these law of repulsion habits. I did a.co class on this topic and one of my participants didn’t want to take this document home bc it was too negative–now that is someone who doesn’t let this stuff into her space=-)
As I sit here on the morning of Thanksgiving, I think about things I am thankful for, and one of them is the basics of the Laws of Attraction….what you focus on persists….for better or for worse=-) At many levels I believe we are able to create our days and our attitudes the way we want, and it is up to us to own that. I was thinking about those stories I have read about the prisoners of war and how one of the men in the camps would think about playing that perfect round of golf–over and over to stay sane, he would think about and visualize playing golf, perfecting that swing, the whoosh of the clubs. Then once out of the camps, he came home and played the best game of his life after many years in the camp. (Zig Ziglar shared the store of Major James Nesmeth.)
This story really speaks to both the laws of attraction and on what we focus on we create, and how important it is to think about something great we want to create. If one is worrying, one is literally creating that thing upon which one is worrying about!!! I have noticed in my life that there are some topic areas where I naturally and consistently focus upon the goals, vision and positive and thus achieve those goals easily and generally quickly (for me most of my life falls in this category, being a mom to my daughter, my work, my health, my spirituality etc.).
In other areas (or for me one area—relationships with men!!!) where I focus on fear, worry or what I don’t have or haven’t been able to create, I get more of the same!!=-(. It is such a circle though isn’t it!? I at times think, well I have fear and worry bc of what I see is my “reality” in that arena, but I am actually creating it because of my fear and worry!!! I must break the cycle!! I would invite you to look at your life and celebrate the areas that you naturally tend towards the natural and positive creation.
Laverty Life Links: Consider one area in your life that you think positively, feel confident about and know good things will come. List out your main belief systems for this arena. Then, consider one area where you tend to have more fear and worry and list out those basic belief systems. Pray about how you can leverage your strengths and affirmative belief systems for ALL areas of your life!!! Let’s do it together=-)