I couldn’t believe what my student was telling me…
“Wow, that was a fun and challenging class. I mean, clearly, you’re strong but you’re still a chubby teacher.”
How is this relevant to your experience as a student or as to my abilities as a teacher?
After I got over the initial upset of someone commenting at all on my body, and after I dealt with why I was feeling so triggered, it highlighted a few things that bothered me even more than being called “fat”…
Have you been struggling with starting a business?
Have your relationships felt strained?
Have your finances suffered?
Difficult situations are teachable moments, where we have the potential to grow and experience great shifts.
To find the blessing in a difficult interaction, ask yourself what it’s mirroring.
When I was in jobs where I’d was being micromanaged, undermined and criticized on a regular basis, I was even put through an intensive 8-week ‘improvement plan’. My strengths were misunderstood and my managers had no idea how to inspire and empower.
When I decided to bring awareness to the lesson/blessing, I realized that this situation was a mirror back to me; I was being too hard on myself, expecting perfection, out of a lack of self-compassion, so I attracted insecure micromanagers.
From this place of awareness, I was able to shift my energy into self-worth and self-compassion. And in a matter of weeks, my supervisors’ and coworkers’ demeanor and behavior changed to reflect my new reality.
Look for the lesson; what is your craptastic situation mirroring to you?
Six Ancient Healing Meditations To Heal Your Body, Mind, & Spirit
An Ancient Tree to help you let go? Getting back all of your power? Releasing the negative emotions in your body's organs, and taking positive emotions into them instead? Your own personal team of healers to help heal you? Being able to protect yourself and your home? Learning to meditate easily and getting it the very first time? Yes.