Do you ever wonder how the energy of others, people you don't even know could affect you? I had that thought today after talking with a coach of mine about the shift in my mindset between last week and this week, and how it felt almost as if a cloud of something I couldn't quite put my finger on rolled through and hit me hard.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am feeling very positive about my life and my purpose. I mean amazing things are happening in my life and with my business ... yet, somehow I am feeling a bit detached from it. I questioned my coach about this, as he is man who has had a lot of experience in understanding energy and balance, and how the Laws of Attraction really work. When I mentioned that something felt off and I couldn't figure out what it was or where it was coming from, he very easily put things into perspective for me ...
He simply said that I was attracting the energy of the Universe and what was happening on a more global scale. That the world, right now, was full of doubt and fear, with so many issues going on and uncertainties present. He said it's as if the excitement from the New Year faded and people are left wondering what if such-and-such happens, how will I, and what if I can't. This doubt has overtaken the energy moving around us this week.
I almost allowed myself to feel defeated for just a quick moment after he said that. I mean I spend so much time being present and intentional about my own energy and being purposeful about what I attract to me and my space. Now, here is my coach telling me that there is all this energy I have no control over and that it is sucking some of my own focus away and perpetuating my own uneasiness. What??? How I am supposed to accept that and change inside of it of that reality?
Then, we continued talking and I realized that again I need to remember there is so much I cannot control. For in truth, there is very little, in the grand scheme of things, that I truly have control over. For as my coach shared with me, there are only 4 things I can control in any given moment: how I think, what I feel, what I believe, and what I expect.
So, where did that leave me? Well, exactly in a position to make up my own mind about how I would let the energy around me affect me. I may not be able to change the shift in the Universe, or the doubt of many, but I could take action to make sure I am spending my time in the most productive space possible. That I can continue to stay present and focused on my goals and the life I am trying to create. That I can continue to inspire, influence, and impact those who are willing to receive what I have to offer. And, that I can pray for those who are letting doubt and fear paralyze them.
For I choose to take responsibility for how I think, what I feel, what I believe, and what I expect. As my amazing coach quoted Confucius to me, "He who masters oneself is the mightiest warrior.” And, I for one, am a strong and beautiful warrior!
As a mighty warrior I have decided that I will continue to keep myself in a place of gratitude, for my blessings are overflowing. I will keep myself in a place of generosity, as my gift and passion is to lift up others so they might see their own light. And, I will keep myself in a place of curiosity, for the world holds many wonders and I am always learning and growing.
I am empowered strong! I am a mighty warrior!
Candy Barone is a leadership development expert, trainer & executive coach. She also is an international speaker, author, and the CEO & Founder of You Empowered Strong, LLC.