Frustration. Are you familiar with that feeling? That feeling of knowing something is possible…that something is just a few inches out of your grasp, and yet you can’t reach it. It’s not that you haven’t tried. It’s not that you haven’t done the inner work..put in the hours of journaling, meditation, tapping and whatever else you use to deal with your old shit that comes up. The shit that seems to rear it’s ugly head the moment you start to make progress.
Sometimes you can ignore it and keep ploughing forward.
After all, action is the fire that burns through bullshit faster than anything else.
But sometimes you have dive into your old shit, do some mental housekeeping and get things cleared up.
Then once that is done (for now…) you’re still left with that feeling.
What you want is over there and you’re over here. And it’s not that you haven’t done the outer work either. You’ve done your duty and been “visible” online. You’ve emailed your list, interacted with your people, and if you look at your day planner you’ll see by the pretty check marks that you have in fact done the work you were supposed to do.
Time to start handing out gold stars. You’re a good little worker. Very disciplined. Good job!
But then you’re left with the facts. You’re left with the reality you can see in front of you. The reality is, you’re still not where you want to be. Remember that movie from the 90’s “Reality Bites”? Pretty much sums it up.
But here’s the truth. What you want is already available for you. It’s not “over there” in some far off land or distant future. The fact that you want something is proof that it’s already available for you. The problem is, you’re looking at it from the wrong angle. You’re too close to the problem (the problem being that you don’t have what you want). Your current reality is just a teeny tiny spec of what the bigger picture is. And the annoying thing is, we’ll never be able to see the entire picture. That’s God’s job.
So you’re left only being able to see the evidence you have in front of you. Which is that you’re not exactly where you want to be. That relationship you want. The number of clients you want. The body you want. You’re just not there yet. It’s not happening. So you get frustrated. And it’s that feeling that’s keeping you in a lower vibration and preventing you from being able to see the things you need to see to get where you want to go.
How do you get past the frustration? How do you just keep doing what you know you’re supposed to be doing in order to reach your goals, despite the fact that you have no evidence of them getting closer?
You trust. Whether it’s in a higher power, or your higher self.
You just have to trust.
And let go.
And then trust some more.
You step into the role of the “you” that already has what you want and trust that as long as you keep acting from that place, you’ll get there. You do your part, the Universe does it part, and trust that whatever happens in between is for your highest good.
Easier said than done. I know.
Here’s an exercise I picked up from an Abraham/Hicks book that might help:
When you find yourself caught up in the “when’s it going to happen?!!!” cycle, whip out a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle.
On the left hand side, write out anything you can do that’ll help you get to where you want to go or get what you want (this is where I’ll remind you again that it’s already available for you. please don’t hit me ).
Then on the other side of the paper, write out some cool things that the Universe could do to help you out…like putting the right people in your life, or helping you see hidden opportunities.
This is like a dance between action and faith. Cha-cha-cha. Each one works together beautifully.
Then let it go and trust.
Trust that it’s going to happen as long as you keep moving in the direction of what you want. Trust that as long as you keep acting as if you already have whatever you want, you’ll be able to see it manifest in your reality. It’s that kind of trust that will move you into the same frequency of what you want and you’ll be a vibrational match to it.
Once you’re a vibrational match to whatever it is you want, it will appear in your physical reality.
It’s a Universal Law -like gravity.
What would the person who already has what you want do?
What actions would they take?
What things would they trust the Universe with?