Wednesday, January 11, 2012
2012 Affirmations - faith builders for our reluctant minds - # 1 finding solutions by staying open
We also have some family drama which I have not really talked about on here. Some of you may have seen the video or heard the story about a homeless man being beaten up and the kids filming it and proudly putting his beating on youtube. It was all over the internet and television just before Christmas.
We even woke up one morning to see Anderson Cooper talking about it.
The man in the video is my husband's brother. He has been mentally ill, unmedicated, alcoholic, in and out of jail and homeless for decades. We had not seen him in many years.
My husband and I brought him to a rehab center in Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve for a 21 day program - he is being released on Saturday and at this point we have no idea what we will be doing when we pick him up. It is a stressful, crazy time.
Probably part of the reason that little blue book showed up in my life again.
So, I am starting my 2012 affirmations by affirming that I create wonderful solutions by being open to new ideas.
I focus on solutions instead of problems - I choose to see every problem as an opportunity.
Affirmations are a wonderful way to speak abundance into our lives. They are the faith builders (and I am not talking religion here) that encourage our hearts and coax our reluctant minds of the truths that are larger than the life we have experienced in the past.
So rather than focus on the "problem" which keeps us tangled in the energy of "problem"
(which might work if the problem is small and easy to fix, but this focus just seems to make big problems even bigger)
we focus our attention on opening our hearts and minds to the possibility that something or someone can bring about solutions that are greater than anything we can imagine when we are mired in the problem. We are not here to force solutions - but to trust enough to let them unfold naturally.
Trust ... letting things unfold unforced - these are not things that come naturally to me - but I am trying them on for now - the side effects are a little scary at the moment.
(and I don't usually take any medication with side effects - unless they include rapid weight-loss)
* 99 problem print by sweet perversion