I wanted to share today how life’s ups and downs don’t need to be a bad thing.
Recently things have been quite full-on for me personally while I transition my business vision. In truth it has been a pretty interesting three months including me feeling myself getting pulled off balance, working too much, while still juggle parenthood and a marriage and then endeavouring to slow down to bring in more self-care when possible.
It really is a constant roller coaster ride, yet I now believe now than ever before that while these challenges bring ups and downs, all of it is ok.
I’m sharing this today as reminder that for all of us, life is constantly flowing and changing. It is rarely (if ever) static or still. And yet so many women I work with get frustrated by this up and down rollercoaster ride.
But what if instead of struggling and being frustrated by all this change, we welcomed it?
If we knew that the ups and downs were simply what Abraham-Hicks calls contrast; an opportunity to see more of what we DON’T want, in order to gain more clarity on what WE DO WANT.
I strongly believe that challenges + low moments are just as necessary as when things are going beautifully, because these moment can cause us to stop, reflect, learn and grow who we are inside. Which means we become even more as a result of these challenges and struggles.
Challenging times can provide wonderful insight into what matters to us most, through the contrast of wanted vs unwanted.
But if all we focus on is what went wrong we are missing a vital half of the equation.
For through the contract we can gain even more clarity on who we want to be MORE OF, and who we want to be less of. We can choose to notice the things that work and the things that don’t. And all of this is powerful information to know, wouldn’t you agree?
So I think it is high time that we began to welcome our challenges, instead of getting frustrated by them. Instead if reaching for ways to control, we can instead welcome the contrast and begin seeing things differently, as clarity paves the way forward.
Struggle can be of our greatest teachers when we invite it in, instead of push it away or make it wrong.
And in truth, life will continue to take us on its wild ride, and all we can do is welcome the next wave!
To invite in the rise and peak, knowing it may be followed by a low. Just like after the storm comes moments of clarity, peace, ease and calm. So welcome the storm of life and through the struggle and un-predictableness.
Regardless of where things are, make it ok to celebrate, learn and connect with wherever you are now, knowing that this too will change soon enough.
For the only thing that is certain is that change, in some form is a constant of life. Let us welcome it together.
About the author
Bree Taylor Molyneaux is a Brisbane based womens therapist + transformational happiness coach + HypnoBirthing® practitioner + personal renewal facilitator + mother + wife. She founded Aspire Hypnotherapy, coaches women across a wide range of areas, runs restorative + self-care retreats, and has a range of and hypnosis downloads available on iTunes. Read more about Bree here.