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I have so much to share about today I’m not even sure where to start. First, let me say a big thanks to all my readers, my friends, my husband, my community who are such a big part of who I am. I feel the love every day and love my life thanks to you.
As I reflect on today I think there were three themes that emerge:
Get Pumped Up!
Allow me to set the stage by saying that today was the day for my husband to run his second marathon – right here in our home town (San Luis Obispo, CA). I was a runner for most of my adult life and ran in dozens of 10k’s and 2 half marathons. We were both up at 3am – him to start preparing for him big day, me just stirred by his awakening. Once he left for the race (about 5am) I was able to sleep in a few more hours.[polly_newsletter_form]
I went for a run through a beautiful valley about 2 miles from our house behind our local college, Cal Poly (SLO). The terrain is gorgeous. Along my run I was listening to Abraham Hicks in between my music infusions. One thing really stood out to me today – reducing the impact of irritations. Abraham said that if we’re focused on irritations in our life we’re holding ourselves from our highest vibrational self. That’s why it feels bad.
A great line from the talk was something along the lines of “if I’m complaining I’m holding myself apart from Source and my highest self”. I thought about that for a second for two reasons. One, I feel I’ve had a few friends lately complaining to me about things not going the way they wanted them to. I started to think – “gosh, if I’m listening to their complaints I’m allowing them to hold themselves from their higher selves.” My next thought was I would send a message to all of my close friends that I wouldn’t let them complain around me. That should do it, right?
Then as I remembered the teaching of Abraham and the law of attraction I recalled that whatever is showing up my reality is because I’m a vibrational match to it. I don’t mind applying that reasoning when I get what I want, but here I was realizing that I must be a match to all of this complaining if that’s what’s showing up around me. That was a new awareness.[polly_book]
I thought about it and realized I’ve been complaining to people around me about some troubles I’ve had at work (new boss, new computer system, those sorts of things)…like for weeks. No wonder all of these people were showing up in my life bringing me complaints! It’s a perfect match to who I was being. Ok, I’ve had enough of that, thank you!
So, I’m shifting my focus from what’s irritating or I thought worth complaining about to what I want. It’s still a good idea to tell my friends I don’t want them to share their complaints with me, but I think a bigger impact will be shifting my own vibration away from one of complaining will have a bigger difference.
Abraham has that if we quickly release something that’s irritating us it doesn’t have a lot of power over us. But, if we hold on to the thought or complaint for 17 seconds or more its infinitely more powerful and will begin to attract more to it.
Get Pumped Up!
The next thing I experienced today that I want to share with you happened while I was out on my weekend hike. There’s a wonderful valley near my house called Poly Canyon. It’s behind the local University and is usually pretty isolated, especially early in the mornings. Today, it was covered with low fog and littered with just a few distance runners and hikers.
What I wanted to share about was the fact that it usually takes me 2.5 hours to complete the 7.5 mile hike with my dog. It’s a good amount of uphill/downhill across gorgeous terrain. Today, I got a late started and wanted to be at the finish line to cheer on my husband as he crossed the finish line for his marathon, so by the time I got to the start of the trail I determined I had only 2 hours to complete the trek. Hence, no lazy strolls and picture taking (ok, you can’t do this hike without some picture taking, so here’s a couple of pics from the hike).
I used to average about 15 miles of running up until last summer when I decided I was weakening my knees with all of the running and didn’t want to destroy my body because it’s the only one I’ve got and want it to last. I usually walk/hike Poly Canyon but today determined I needed to run the whole thing if I was going to finish and get to Ron’s finish line in time.
One of the ways I like to get pumped up is with music. I think there’s no better way to change your vibration than with music. As I listed to music from the likes of Pink and Lifehouse, one of the songs that came on was Katy Perry’s Fireworks. As I listened to the words of that song I was like – this is freakin’ awesome! This woman is up to great things. Often singers write songs about what they’re needing most to learn (kind of like us bloggers). I want to share a few of the lyrics from that song with you here. Just to remind you (and me) how great we really are.
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you
You just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July
‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y
I’ve been inspired lately to share more about our inner emotional guidance system. I will be writing in the coming weeks about how important it is to move your energy up your emotional ladder from fear, overwhelm, frustration to hope, happiness and love.
Listening to music like this gets me so pumped up! I ran and ran all through that canyon this morning enjoying the uplifting music that kept rotating in via Pandora.
Reflecting upon how much I loved having a body that worked, was strong and could carry me along my journey swiftly. I ran listening to words that got me fired up and boosted my inner vibration. Throughout the run I was riding that high and milking the energy I created to new heights. Part of working with law of attraction is knowing what makes us feel good…and doing it. When I’m hiking my mountains and listening to great tunes I feel my connection to Source. I feel on the top of my game. If you know what makes you feel good, I hope you’re doing it. Or, if not, I hope you’re planning some time so you can get back to doing it.
It’s really, really important to feel good. Life isn’t about getting to the end and feeling good when we die or when something we want to have in our lives finally comes to life. It’s important to feel good now. Really, if you think about how the law of attraction works, we don’t get what we want we get what we are. We get what we vibrationally are. You attract into your life what you are a match to now. Being happy is something we all want, so the more we do what makes us happy now the more happiness we attract into our future. And, by being happy now we also get to feel good today.
Today I honor my wonderful husband. He competed in his second marathon today. He was amazingly strong and took good care of himself before and throughout the race. After his first marathon in SF last July, he learned a lot and applied that to this race.
Today he made me so proud by completing what he started, by being his highest self because he runs for the pleasure of running. There’s no proving. No striving. Just for the love of running. Truly inspiring to me!
I used to run because I wanted to stay in good shape (so called “Looking Good” motivation). When Ron runs he says he sees it as a way to “see the city sights and meet some new friends”. Which is how he lives his life. He’s never in a hurry to get “there” from where he is and always makes friends along the way. I think that’s part of why I married him. He’s very different from me, yet we see a lot of similarities to one another.
Below are a some pictures from his race today. Enjoy.
Today’s the last day of the weekend. My intention for this week is to keep my promise to post each day and to focus on the good in my life. Because it’s worth it!
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