Open to Possibilities

Recently, I witnessed one door close that I thought was secure. Yet, I am well aware that In this life change is the only constant. Our lives here are impermanent. It is looking at any attachments that I may have that I believe will keep me “safe” and “secure.” As easy as it is to point fingers outward, for my own healing I point that finger to my mind. What can I learn from this?

As much change I have had in my adult life, I know that as the proverbial wisdom says, “When one door closes, another appears.” I shared many years ago guidance I received when I made a major step in my life. That wisdom I received was “I cannot open the door before me if I am still clutching onto the doorknob of the door behind me.” You just can’t close and open doors and go through if you tightly hold on to both knobs at the same time!

Yet, in the healing of my mind, I can see judgments I have held about myself and others. I also observe the abandonment and fear that is felt deeply within. I honor my feelings and use the RAIN mindfulness practice to help me navigate the emotions and where it is deeply felt in the body.

Even though I have experienced sadness and disappointment in this recent outcome, I know that there are always so many possibilities available to me. If I stay close-minded, then I will not see them appear. The seed is there for new growth and I can nurture that new growth and see what blooms out of it by using what I have learned before as the fertilizer for what is to come.

In my meditation, I release all judgments and attachments that I have so I can be clean and clear for my journey into what is next for me. My eyes, heart and mind are open and available for service to those I am here to serve.

I can hardly wait to see what comes of this! I am open to all possibilities!

Here is a 5-minute meditation I recorded a while ago that helps us to open to new ideas and new possibilities in our lives.

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Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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