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What's On My Mind...

Saturday, March 21, 2010
The last few weeks have been intriguing. I've realized, in myself, patterns I thought were long broken. I see things now that have been fear-based that, for a time, I thought were logic grounded... and I'm ready and willing to change. I opened up Marianne Williamson's "Enchanted Love" to a random page and a prayer popped up. I'm going to hold onto this prayer for the next week or so. It fits in perfectly with the next CHOOSE YOU course I'll be teaching:

"Dear God, I don't wish to be a child anymore. I don't wish to be held back anymore. I don't wish to waste my life. Deliver me to new realms, repair me where I am broken, and ready my heart for everything. Thank you, God. Amen."
- Marianne Williamson, Enchanted Love

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Coming Out of a Quake

I was sitting in Starbucks this morning doing the usual thing… online. I had my water bottle, a snack, and my headphones were on. It was another sunny California day and I was thinking “Here’s Tuesday, the same day as Monday only Tuesday” and then I felt a rumble and shake under my feet. I looked down and around and the entire building was shaking. It was like some X-Men/Superhero type person went outside Starbucks and pushed the building with all his might, shaking it to make the cookies and coffee come dribbling out. I looked up and people were running out of the store and then it hit me, “Earthquake.” I’m new to LA, never really experienced earthquakes in Connecticut and, at first, I thought “Run!” But my mind took over and said, “Before you run, Kassandra, take the laptop.” That’s what I did. I half way packed up the laptop and then the people came back in, I sat back down, and life resumed as usual… only it wasn’t as usual. I had a choice to make.

When life altering things happen to each of us, we have one of 2 reaction choices: 1) We can keep doing what we’ve been doing before it happened (and therefore keep getting what we’ve been getting) or 2) We can choose to do something different, knowing that nothing happens until something moves.
I realized today, in the bump of a 5.6 California earthquake, that this wasn’t Monday all over again, that I had a choice as to whether I was going to take this day for granted and live it like I did the last or take it for the adventure that it is and live it like it’s the Tuesday that will never happen again. That’s what CHOOSE YOU! is all about.

It’s about helping women to see that their lives are a series of choices, that by not choosing something different, you’re choosing to accept the same. It’s a 4 week transformational workshop that has an online platform with a down home feel. Every week, you’re connecting with 10 to 20 other women who, like you, want change to take place in their lives. This is not a course about making change; it’s about living it, being it. And the learning you get in CHOOSE YOU! goes on forever because once out of the class, you get all the recorded transcripts, podcasts, and notes from the workshop to keep and refer back to FOREVER. In this way, you can recharge and revitalize at any moment in your life… and all you have to do is click a mouse or turn on your iPod.

So I survived the quake but, more importantly, I’m being the change I wish to see in the world by living the adventure of today. I’m taking an apply-and-conquer approach to my life because I know how to choose me.

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1 comments:

Anna said...

What an uplifting post! It's strange how unexpected events and obstacles can cause you to view things differently. Recently, I found out I've had a hole in my heart since I was born. They can patch it up and I'll be as good as new if all goes well. However, this little speed bump has changed the way I view things, and now I choose me much more often! :) The present day is truly a gift.