Andrea de Michaelis, Publisher
Hello and welcome to the June 2010 Horizons Magazine, our 18th year in print!
I had a great experience this month of how I pivoted my bitchy consciousness around. I'm usually in a smiling, happy go lucky frame of mind 96% of the time. I'm happy with my life and seldom worry or have conflict. I get over stuff quickly. I roll with the punches. I don't let other people's words or behavior concern me. I'm my own boss. What's not to like? But I have my unconscious days also, days that I forget who I really am and let things get to me. Last week was one of those days. It gave me a chance to really show what I know when it comes to recognizing when I've gotten myself stuck in the muck, then using my will to focus my attention to pivot my thoughts to get out of there. Abraham-Hicks defines pivoting as to consciously change the direction of your thought. To deliberately choose a thought that feels better, about a topic you enjoy. It's the secret for getting through today's world, having the best possible time.
I took a stroll down my Facebook Wall and saw my posts and comments (they are still there) and saw I'd been really grouchy and taking it out on all sorts of people. So I realized I'd done it, but I still wasn't pivoting too quickly yet. I posted: I was going to complain that Ofc Depot delivered 3 $1.99 mousepads in 2 separate boxes, each measuring 12x20 with a ton of bubble wrap. Then I thought, I should be thankful that - as bitchy and bossy as I've been this week - I'm lucky I didn't attract them each in 55 gallons drums full of confetti.
Finally, 2 days later, I felt it turning around. I once again had enough presence of mind to exert my own will to focus my attention. This is when the serious pivoting began. I made my list of good things that happened that day, and things I was grateful for. Like I had a favorite lunch and all my plant seedlings were growing. My ficus was coming back after the frost and the weather was nice enough for no a/c. The June magazine final layout was on time and everyone was paying on time. I was having a good hair day. I love cuddling the cats and dancing in the living room. Ah, I felt better already.
Then I made my list of positive aspects about anyone I was feeling resistance over. I did Ho'oponopono for each person, and for myself, basically saying, whatever my part in this situation, I am sorry, I forgive you, I love you. And I did that until I meant it.
The next morning, I decided to create a couple of ads for people who had a new business, although they had not asked for an ad and I had not spoken to them about it. Or ever. It was part of my pivoting process, since I love to design. When I do that, I don't feel it's a wasted hour in my busy day if they don't buy the ad. I count it as an investment in my design practice, essential for pre-paving and attracting a future ad.
As I finished my email to Doreen at Nature's Spirit, asking if she'd like the ad I'd just created for her, I got a call from Delores at Rising Sun Emporium - where Doreen just moved to. Delores was asking about an ad for Rising Sun. I laughed and told her I'd just created a draft for her and I emailed it to her. Synchronicity? Maybe. Law of attraction? Fer sure.
I don't want to know what I would have attracted had I not remembered to begin my pivoting process and get myself back on track. I mean really, I don't want to know. All I need to know is what direction I want to be heading in and use my willpower to focus my attention and thought long enough to get me there.And don't let myself get wrapped up in anyone else's nonsense. That's all. Enjoy our offering this month.
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