Wow...this has been an interesting week.
Butterflies came from Mexico migrating to Oregon. A billion butterflies! We were driving through cities and saw tons and tons and TONS of them....moving fast....on a mission. It really was something to see. So magical and breathtaking. These beautiful creatures flying through our state just confident and determined to get where they needed to go.
I tried to take a little video. It was hard. They were smaller and it was hard to capture them since they were moving so fast. They went over our house and our yard too. But at some point a few of them landed near me and let me do a little photo shoot. I posted some pictures on Instagram.
I've been having epiphanies all week. I had moments when I was getting irritated in traffic. Rude people. I would feel hurt, insulted, or disrespected and then the rage would build. Thank goodness Mental Girl would remind me - "NO! We're appreciating the butterflies. Don't let them take away your good feeling." I would have these inner discussions. Why am I getting mad? Sure it's frustrating. But I'm not going to teach them with my rage. I'm not going to make changes by getting even more angry. And more important - I don't want to take my attention away from my family who is in the car with me. And when I was alone - I would breathe. Drive safe. Be safe. It's okay. I don't need to do other people's work for them. I can stay in my lane. Stay on my path. Shake it off baby.
And then another inner mind jolt. The work I need to do starts within. Work on my own house. I don't need to be in other people's business.
I had another one last night - wow! This inner work does take a lot of patience and I will keep going and going and going and going. I can even find humor in it. Oh.....there's that drama - you want that Rebecca? Well, if you don't want it - which I know you don't - because you are healing and growing - so drop it. Go on...drop it. Oh....so you're in complain mood huh? Does that feel good? What's the flip side to that? Oh I know - you think complaining about someone is going to change it - or make you feel better about you. Is it working? (me - looking sheepish - no) - so what about - flipping the switch? Oh sure I become the butt-er lady. Do you know who that is? But...but...but...but...(but they did, she did, it did - it's not fair!)
It's cool when I get those mind tingles. Sure - sometimes - I want to say - no - not now! I am in bitch or twitch mode. But my true self - the one who wants to make change, transform, grow and heal - says - well - your choice. But over here - doing inner work - doing inner healing - is sooooo much better.
I included some cool memes and quotes.
I did a podcast this morning.
Oooooh - and Mental Girl book 2 is almost ready to go on Amazon! So exciting!
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