[The following is another guest post from Steve Rice, who has written for Deliberate Blog several times. I love Steve's contributions. He always manages to make a really profound point in a lighthearted and entertaining way. In short, he rocks. Take it Steve.]
If you believe in the Law of Attraction and have put it to use at all in your life, you’ve probably come across the same problem I have.
Have you found yourself in an adverse situation and thought, What the heck was I thinking to draw this to me?!?
From there, your mind devolves into a downward spiral of second-guessing, shaming and fear. I’ve learned a powerful tool that I want to share with you.
It is simply this:
Adversity Is an Opportunity for Clarity
What do I mean by this? If you have manifested an adverse circumstance or set of circumstances, it has nothing to do with you, personally. The Universe is not punitive and petulant. It functions on cause and effect.
Secondly, your current situation is merely a reflection of your prior thoughts and emotions. Don’t personalize it and beat yourself up. It is not worth it.
Instead, stay in the present and be conscious of the fact that you are always creating your future experiences; therefore, you are always free to choose different and better experiences for yourself. Stay connected here. The past is already thought and felt. You can’t change what is in the present. Focus on your current experience and direct it to new and better circumstances.
Each adverse situation you experience is merely the opportunity to say, “oh, I didn’t want that. I think I’ll choose something else.”
Think of it like this. You are at a wonderful cosmic restaurant and the Universe stands by as your waiter, ready to take your order. The server doesn’t care if you order steak or salad.
It’s not bothered if you say, “No, thank you. I think I’ll have the salad today.”
The Universe is immensely supportive. You can send back your dinner, and never worry about angering the chef!
So instead of saying, “Gosh, I’m so dumb for ordering that steak when I really wanted a salad,” just say, “wow, I didn’t expect such a big steak. Can I get the salad instead?”
Once you become comfortable with adversity, then you will recognize that it is not really adversity at all, but merely an opportunity to gain better clarity for what you do and do not want to create as your life experience.
And someday, you may find yourself saying, “Thank you for the steak. I’d rather have the salad today, but could you put the steak in a box to go?”
That’s what the really successful people do. They don’t create resistance to what is in front of them, instead, they focus on what they want instead, and they figure out a way to make what is in front of them work for them.
You can do this too. It’s well within your power and within your ability. You are the diner at the restaurant of life and the Universe is your waiter.
BIO: Steve Rice is the owner ofTrueSpiritualAwakening. He is an author and entrepreneur committed to creating a well-lived life and helping others to do the same. You can follow him ontwitteror connect onFacebook.