Whoopi Goldberg, in the film Sister Act 2, said repeatedly, “If you want to go somewhere and you want to be somebody, you’ve got to stop and pay attention.
An intentional person is often sitting in a place of saying, “Is this reactive or proactive? If I respond this way in a text, email, social media, or in personal conversation, would I want this to be my response three or four days from now? Would I want to see my response months from now and know it came from me?”
For every opportunity which presents itself, as Intentional Spirits we are required to assess how we are showing up to ourselves and to others.
Often, as a challenge arises that feels similar to an occurrence in the past, we have a tendency to adversely affect our self-esteem by saying, “I thought I was done with this. Why am I here again?”
The truth is you were “done with it” the first time you experienced this in your past. It is over if you let it be over. In this seemingly repeat experience, you are now a newer you, both vibrationally and experientially. You are now a wiser and more evolved version of who you were the first time you experienced this challenge. If you will allow yourself—with loving discernment — to face old memories again with your newer self, you can free yourself forever.
You will approach the current seemingly similar condition with a new set of eyes. You may reframe your past and forgive yourself for doing the best you could, but you will no longer keep reliving the same event in your present-day life. You cannot relive the same experience because you are no longer the same.
THINK NEW, THINK DIFFERENT.
One of my students was looking for a condo and was turned down or the deal almost went through a few times, and she was showing up energetically as she had in her past.
Disappointed, she stated the Divine Law wasn’t working for her (which means, of course, it was working for her by not working). I encouraged her instead to elevate herself to a new and more positive energy of what could be possible for her life now and in her current circumstances. I encouraged her to understand that she might need to set her sights higher than she would have done in the past — to look bigger even, or to look in a totally new direction than she had before. She began looking at houses rather than condos and found a house that she could afford and that she loved with a fenced-in yard almost immediately. Her daughter later told her mom that she always wanted a house so she could have a dog.
So, the quest for her new home had a fairy tale ending, after all. She energetically manifested and brought into realization the wishes and dreams for both herself and her daughter. She more positively elevated her energy and asked “bigger” than she would have in the past. She freed herself to think new and differently.