I'm Spiritual, Dammit

Give up control- and "allow"...

I was talking to a friend yesterday who was having a rough day- computer troubles- work concerns- kid birthday parties stress.... basic life stuff.  I too was worried about things.  Mainly trying to get my son up for school.  We haven't been able to get him ready for school lately without having to issue several "time-outs".  (Some people talk about "the terrible two's- but for us, it's been "the terrible three's"!)  And with the time change- I was sure he would be tired and confrontational.  

As I plopped in to bed, I looked up at the ceiling before grabbing one of my 20 woo-woo books from my night stand and said, "What do I need to hear?" 

I closed my eyes, reached for the pile and found myself holding a book called "Oneness".  My literary agent Bill Gladstone gave it to me a couple of years ago and said, "this book will blow your mind."  (He represents Eckhart Tolle, author of "The Power of Now " and "A New Earth" which is one of the highest selling books of all time....so he knows a "mind blower" when he reads it..)

I opened to a random page and a passage jumped out at me:

"Your very life is a testimony to change.  And as you become consciously aware that the only thing that can be counted on is the realization that nothing can be counted on, you will shift from a mind-set of expectation, to one of allowance. You cannot control anything, now.  You are in fact totally out of control..."

So I took several deep breaths, and started talking to myself.

"Thank you in advance for Britt being a little dream tomorrow when he wakes up.  Thank you for the abundance that is coming.  Thank you for everything falling into place.  Thank you for helping me let go of the outcome.  Thank you for helping me trust that I am where I'm supposed to be in every moment.  Thank you!"

When I woke up this morning, I reluctantly stepped into my son's room.

"What time is it?" He asked.

"Time to go to school," I said.

"Awwwww," he groaned.

I quickly grabbed his Cookie Monster stuffed animal and started to wing it..

"Let's go eat breakfast," I said in my best Cookie voice. (which totally hurts the vocal chords when you're out of practice, by the way.)

"Okay!" He said.  "Are you my friend?" He asked Cookie as he got dressed.  "Of course," I said as Cookie

This is the first morning in weeks we didn't have a battle.  And I owe it all to a little blue monster.

And letting go....



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workingonit said:

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I am a "woo woo" book reader and would love to know what 20 "woo woo" book titles are on your nightstand? Do you have a recommended reading list you'd be willing to share? Glad you had an easier morning:)

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