The Plates are Falling

Have you ever been in a situation where you have a ton of things on your plate but nothing is happening in the outside world? That’s my life right now.

The anxiety and stress are up this morning and it’s making focus a challenge. There are a few problems I need to resolve relatively quickly. While I know that everything will work out, it doesn’t always calm the storm that brews inside of me. Somedays the panic and stress take over. That’s okay too.

I keep reminding myself that letting things drop, allowing the Universe to take care of stuff, and trusting that is what will happen, are important steps on the road to stability. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that stability is an illusion. It’s a feeling, not an amount of money, not a job, not even having a place to live and food to eat. Those things can come and go as so many have seen, and even when we have all of them, we can still feel unstable.

Most of us are as stable as broken rocking chairs. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s possible to sit in a broken rocking chair and retain our sense of balance. It’s not about whether or not the rocking chair is broken or fixable, it’s about how we choose to see it. How do you see the chair you’re on right now? Is it broken? Is it better than having no chair? Do you want a new chair?

We have been shown that stability is an illusion as people with good-paying jobs were suddenly unemployed. Businesses that were doing really well suddenly disappeared. The idea of things being stable vanished almost overnight. So then, if stability is an illusion, what does that mean for us?

There are some that say that the concept of money will be disappearing soon. While I don’t disagree with that, money is still present in our society, rejecting it only further breaks the rocking chair. The goal is not to reject the idea of money. The goal should be to reframe what it means to be stable in our society. The old definition of a government job with benefits, a house, a car in the drive way, and a retirement fund, is no longer true. Many people are learning how to forge their own paths in business, but even in that sector, the traditional businesses (hair salons, restaurants, and so on) are the ones that are failing. The people that are able to think outside the box and reinvent their businesses are the ones that are surviving and many are even thriving.

Our new paradigm is about thinking outside the box, throwing out old ideas of how things should be and finding new ways to do the old things. We will always need and want these traditional services like hairdressers and restaurants, but how they operate may need to be reinvented somewhat in order to fit the new paradigm. This isn’t bad, but it is scary for the people that it directly affects.

The point is that we need to find stability within ourselves instead of in the outside world. The outside world is a bit of a mess, and it’s probably going to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Find the stability you’re looking for outside of you on the inside of you instead. You’ll feel better even if nothing around you changes. The weird thing is, that once you feel better on the inside, the outside world also changes for the better. Life isn’t happening to you, it’s happening for you. How you respond to your reality determines what happens next. It’s up to you.

Love to all.

Laura

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