The Best Laid Plans…

For the last 64 days, we have grounded ourselves with a some Conscious Breathing, focused on our physical, emotional and spiritual experience and very mindfully held an intention for the day ahead.

As you may have noticed over these couple of months, no matter how strong our intention is, sometimes the external world seems to have other plans.

With my own intention to create these daily reminders as a way to help people stay connected to their most Authentic Essence Selves, most of the time, I have felt guided and inspired and the process has flowed…

For about 8 years, I’ve been using an online database software program that enables me to send out group emails and customize them as I wish.  The discovery of this program so many years ago, felt like a blessing because the program’s design matched up exactly to the needs I had at the time. 

However, as slick and smart as internet technology is, it doesn’t always cooperate with my well-intentioned plans.

Due to a glitch in the program recently, several email addresses were dropped from the main list I use for the daily Conscious Intentions.

When I realized what had happened, days had gone by with almost a quarter of the list not receiving their reminders.

Initially, I was calm and easy about things; I had full faith that it would be a simple fix; I imagined that the software company must know about this problem and have a quick and efficient solution.  I was sure it would not take longer than a day to have the list restored.

…Well, we are on day 4, and the company is still attempting to figure things out.

I am Breathing Consciously as often as I remember!

I can feel the Ego Story stirring around the periphery of my mind:  “If I make a promise to others, I must follow through and things must go exactly as planned.”

I am aware that under this Story are some Core Ego Beliefs such as I am a failure; I am a disappointment; I am not good enough.

And as I was on the phone today with the Customer Service Representative from the software company, I might have easily taken an Ego Action, like raising my voice and becoming disrespectful with the Rep.

Fortunately, I have been able to pause…

I recognize the Ego Beliefs.

I am able to see how this Ego Story could take over and create stress and anxiety as I scramble to “follow through” just as planned.

I am aware of how easily I could take an Ego Action that would only perpetuate my feelings of inadequacy.

So as I pause, take another Conscious Breath, I bring my focus back to a few of my Core Essence Truths.  The Essence Qualities I know are at the center of Who I Am.

I am good enough.

I am perfectly imperfect.

I am loved and lovable.

I am worthy.

I am kind, generous and good-hearted.

I tap into the feeling of these qualities…

I feel their resonance.

I know their Truth.

I bring myself back to Who I Am, and know that I do not have to prove my value.  I know that I do not need to be perfect, or have everything go as planned in order to know my worth.  I can go with the flow.  I cannot control if others judge me, criticize me or get upset with me…

But I can control my own experience. 

Will I judge or criticize myself? 

Or will I love and respect my perfectly imperfect self?

Today, let us hold an intention to allow for the unpredictability of our external world…

Today, let us be aware of any Core Ego Beliefs that feed any Story that causes us to Act in ways that are not aligned with our True Essence Selves.

Today, let us be loving to our perfectly imperfect Selves…

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  ~Robert Burns

Remember:

I am brilliant;

I am magnificent;

I am a being of Love and Light.

I am here to bring my Essence Self to every experience of my Life.

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Comments

  1. Hi carol, today’s CI was a woulderful example of how to “Walk the Talk”. Thank you for sharing your experience ~ michelle

    • Carol Cirabisi says:

      Hello Michelle, yes, right? It is easy to “Talk it” and Life will always give us opportunities to “Walk it!” Thank you for your comment and your support. ~Carol