THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
Come, sit with me, close your eyes, hold my hand, let's go far away from this place to the place in which you came from.
It was sent to distract you...
It's been a couple of weeks since I have talked to you, I have been training for a new position, and it has been a challenge. I am always into some new things, however with no excuse, I want to bring my whole self when I write these blogs. I love to learn, and the more I know, the more I can pass on. I am grateful that you are hanging in here with me, you are my special friends. Thank you for listening to my heart through my words. Thank you for leaving comments and for your feedback.
We are in the midst of preparing for our new year to come, and while we reflect on what we are doing for the next year, we are all ready to make some drastic changes in our lives. We are tired of seeing the same ole same ole happening in our lives, so we are all compelled to do something different. Every person that I've talked to are talking about the changes that they are making coming for the new year. And these are different changes, not like the usual get in shape, eat healthier, get to a particular weight, cutting toxic people, none of that stuff. These changes are more self-reflective of one's emotional deep inner being. People are ready to grow up, to grow up in mind, in spirit, in their careers, relationships, finances, and walk in their purpose. People are truly working on their inner being and being the better person for themselves.
Today it is on my heart to talk to you about distractions. Distractions can be well disguised, especially if you are on top of your game, walking the Divine path, and most of all minding your business. Distractions come in all forms, they from within, and from all around us. Subconsciously they are used to procrastinate in getting done what we need to get done. Our procrastination in doing what we need to do, is telling the Universe that we don't feel like we deserve better. It's like saying, I am not enough for this. Procrastination is used for our distractions. When we know that there is something that we need to do, and we spend our time watching tv instead, scrolling on social media, talking on the phone, or whatever, we are becoming more distracted from what we need to do to move to the next level in our lives.
We only get so much time within a day to get our duties done. We have to make time for sleep within the 24 hours, but we still can get a great deal done within that time if we utilize our time wisely. Sometimes you don't have time for the phone call catching up with your friend for casual conversations, and about what's been going on. If it's not an emergency, you may have to set up a time to call them once you have finished your work, or another day. When you have a full-time job and you are working to accomplish goals for yourself, you have to make the time, even when you don't feel like it. You must do it even when you don't feel like it because it's how you get better at whatever it is that you're doing. I want to master everything that I do, so I do them consistently. My rule is no more than 2 days, don't miss more than 2 days of doing anything that is a part of your advancement and growth.
Once we are focused on a distraction, we get lost from our purpose.
We even distract ourselves so that we remain in relationships or friendships that we need to dissolve. We subconsciously create scenarios that will block us from breaking cycles. The scenarios that we create for ourselves makes an excuse for why we can't do what we said we were going to do. See the brain likes familiar, so we are going to go back to the familiar every time, unless we break the cycle, and train ourselves to do the unfamiliar. We will do things with the person that's enjoyable for us to distract ourselves from the inevitable. We know that we need to break ties with this person, yet we allow them to distract us so that we don't keep our head strong, and make the decision to break away. We can be distracted by what they do for us, what they buy for us, and where they take us. We allow ourselves to be distracted to easily. When disappointment comes, we realize that we have stayed distracted for so long that we end up angry with ourselves for not paying attention to what was coming. But we need this wake up call, then we get to wake up to true change within. We become aware through pain.
The cream of all distractions are the ones that come through other people with things that triggers us. It would be good to pay close attention to these types of distractions because they show us things that we need to work on within ourselves. If we are in a good mood and relaxed frame of mind and someone comes along and tell us something unpleasant that was said about us, maybe even a lie of some sorts, this would knock us straight out of alignment with ourselves if we are not rooted. Our ego would immediately step in for defense action, and now we are focused on something that is irrelevant to our Divine purpose. We become angry and we are ready to react. If we are fooled by this kind of distraction, we know that we need to do the inner work to get to a place of peace and not be moved so easily. I know what you're thinking, someone talking bad about us, well that would upset anyone, and yes it would hurt just about anyone. But as you move to a place of peace, those kinds of things move away from you, and when they come close, they never touch you. You become truly unbothered.
The question is, "why are they coming to you with this information?" What signals are you giving off into the collective to say that it's okay for this kind of energy to come into your space? What kinds of conversations are you having? What is drawing this type of energy close to you? I am in no shape or form blaming you for being the target of slander, I am asking, "why would someone come to you to tell you such hurtful things?" I am asking, "if it triggers you, then why?" If this distractions you, shifting your mood from high to low, lowering it in any kind of way, why? Why is it affecting you when you can't control the actions of another person? Do you not know who you are? Do you allow the insignificant opinions of others dictate how you are going to feel? Is what they think that important? Who is in control?
If someone says something to you to discourage you, to hurt your feelings, to upset you, is that not a distraction to place your mind on something that has nothing to do with you? If someone says something to you and it emotionally triggers you, then there is some inner work for you to do. This is for all, we all face this. I get triggered by the words from other people at times, especially the people who are closest to me because they really know me, and they know my heart. I have to catch myself and do a whole rewind so that I won't allow myself to get caught up in their opinion. My opinion about me matters most. I talk to myself all day long, this is the voice that matters, it is the voice that is creating my life.
Don't be distracted by someone who tries to remind you of what you used to do, and who you used to be. It's best to limit or eliminate your time with people who try to take subtle jabs at you or out right says things to you to hurt you, disregard you, and to take you back to a place that you have worked so hard to get away from. These people have been set up to distract you from your greater purposes. Will you past the test?
When we are maintaining any kind of low mood of sadness, anger, frustration, victim, we are truly sitting at the pinnacle of a major distraction. More than likely we are feeling down about something that we cannot change, something that has already happened, and we are allowing ourselves to think the thoughts that fuel the low mood. In a lowered state, we are distracting ourselves from what we know, what we need to do to protect ourselves, to preserve our lives, and that is healing. We need to heal and move through it, and we find everything to use for a distraction to avoid this healing process. Drugs, alcohol, food, stress, busyness, sex, overindulging, drama, conflict, excess television, excess social media, and the list goes on for distractions. There are so many things that we can distract ourselves with that it is hard to see when we're truly in the middle of a major distraction.
It is so easy to fall into a slump, into hopelessness, and stay there and be distracted by everything that's down there. We forget in distraction that the Universe is always working for us and never against us. We forget that everything happens for a reason, a reason to learn, a reason to experience. In distracted states we put aside our power, and that power seems to diminish inside of us, pushing us further and further away from what we want to do, be, and have. During distraction we get out of alignment with who we truly are inside. We are focused on something that is growing whether we want it to grow or not. We become tuned into something, allowing it to occupy our mind and our time, when we could be placing this valuable time and energy to get us closer to our goals.
When we begin to lose faith and question our abilities, we become distracted, and we begin to procrastinate, but that thing is calling on us in the back of our mind. We are unable to let it go, it won't stop tugging at us, and still we fight to stay in the distraction. Arguments are a major distraction. You are sure to miss something good while you're giving attention to an argument. Celebrity gossip is a distraction, any kind of gossip is a distraction, because it has nothing to do with you. Conflicts are distractions and they bring you out of alignment with who you are. Conflicts mess with your headspace, then you become focused on what happened, what is going on with an unpleasant situation, what they said, what they think, instead of placing your focus on what you truly want.
It is up to us to block out distractions. When someone says something that we don't like we don't have to accept it as fact, or take it personally in any way, because what people say is more about them and really has nothing to do with you. We speak from the inside, all from our perception, and our perception is not always right. We don't have to fall out of alignment with our purpose through distractions, the question is how much do you want it? The question is, are you tired of it? The bigger question is, what are you going to do about it?
Don't be fooled, it was sent to distract you.
To throw you off of what you were supposed to be doing,
to drudge up old painful familiarities that you worked hard to beat.
Remember why you came.
Remember who you came to be.
I hope you remember to relax and enjoy this ride, we get off at some point. I truly appreciate you for supporting this blog and hanging tough with me! Endless love to you all! I am super elated for all my new subscribers! Thank you for being a part of this blog!
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Raquel Givens Jones
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