But why do we let such things have even a fleeting moment of negative influence on our day?
That little message tucked in that fortune cookie can be a powerful reminder of possibilities, dreams or personal attributes that often get forgotten in everyday life. Regardless of whether we believe or not, it’s lovely to hear words of encouragement and hope, reminding us that greatness is around us and within us. Adversely, it sucks to spend your day anticipating a gloom and doom fate around the corner, all thanks to a cookie.
If these messages have an impact on you, learn to choose your sources well. Learn to create alchemy of adversity, real or potential, to propel our life forward.
Is Your Life Pre-Destined?
Sometimes it’s easier to think that our lives are completely out of our hands and we are just living a destiny with no say, relinquishing all responsibility and ownership of our experience. It’s common to perceive that challenges in our life, career, or relationships are due to someone else, or something else that isn’t as we think it should be. I mean, if just “they” or “it” would change, THEN our lives would be great, right?
What would life be like if we pooled together all the time and the energy we spent out there in the world, trying to change or control “it” or “them” to better suit our own fortune, and instead, invested that time and energy into Creating a Meaningful Life and Becoming our Best Self?
If it were easy, we would all have a perfect life. If changing were easy none of us would have difficulty with smoking, being overweight, and having addictions or affairs or struggles at all. Being human is being imperfect. Sometimes it’s easier to point out problems in other people’s back yards, than get to work cleaning up our own. We all have unique blinders that, at times, can distract or shield us from seeing the signs or observing the truth about how we contribution to our reality each day. But under close examination, this adversity can be an incubator for refining intuition and knowledge into exceptional tools for greatness.
Forward or Backward – Just Keep Moving
Personal growth isn’t a magic pill; it’s a lifestyle of evolving, taking risks, being authentic and learning about what is REALLY important to us in life and hopefully sharing that in whichever way is unique to our special gifts. We move forward, and at times, can move backwards. Personal Growth is about learning to love instead of judge. It’s to use adversity, disappointment or constructive feedback as fuel for creating good fortune for self and others.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
So hey, read the fortune cookie or horoscope if you like. But if you are considering labeling the message as good or bad, remember first that all fortune, used well, can become fuel for creating “good fortune.” That being said, my prediction for your life, relationship or business is, that good fortune is on its way from today onward! Take pause and recognize “the signs.” Be mindful to not misread or mislabel what is bad or what is good. Dependent on your use of it, it remains to be seen if what is in front of you is a roadblock or a stepping stone. Regardless of what you decide, either way you will be right!
If you have anything in your life, relationship or business that you currently perceive as misfortune, let us know and right here, right now, we will show you how to use alchemy to turn it into good fortune. Visit us at http://www.globalalignmentcoaching.com to book a free 30 minute consultation to explore your potential!