“Adversity in life is to initiate our greatness, to call out something greater inside of our self.” Dr. Joe Dispenza
I heard that quote and it really hit me! Sometimes when adversity hits we can start to get down. We can lose our sense of self and sense of direction. It can greatly affect our ego in a negative way and we can begin to see ourselves as less than. When things go wrong it can bring about lots of negative emotions and it can be really hard on us.
Do you do that? I know I can sometimes fall into that. For example, I do Real Estate Investment seminars as my work/job. I enjoy doing them. They provide a connection with people, a chance to help people overcome fear and step into something new, and they quite frankly pay my bills. There are some drawbacks, though, the main one being they don’t provide much of a life outside of them because I’m gone most weekends.
At the beginning of this year, I was all set to hit the ground running, going weekend after weekend on the road. Well God/Universe had other plans and I went out the first weekend then I sat, and sat and sat, with nothing on the schedule for weeks.
I had moved out of my apartment 2 weeks prior and was all set to move to a new city and when this happened I had to change my plans because of the uncertainty in my income.
I could have seen it as a horrible situation! I wanted to get my life settled in my new place, in my new city, and yet instead I had to put my things in storage until this figured itself out. And the place I had reserved was amazing too! I LOVED this place, I had all my things put away and decorated in my minds image. Ha Ha (That’s a girl thing)
In the end what it got me to do was begin this blog, and this business because my heart has been calling for this for a long time. I’m passionate about health, fitness and personal development. I could read, study and participate all day long in one or all three of those activities. I can have conversations with anyone about them and most importantly I know I touch people’s lives when I help them with my knowledge.
I have known for a long time I have a calling to this work. Helping people navigate this area of their life. So this seeming adversity has asked of me to step out of my comfort zone and actually put my work and my image out to the world.
That’s a scary step. To write and put it out there, to put pictures of myself out there, to put a video of me speaking out there. That’s vulnerability, that’s living through my art, and it’s scary.
We are all called to greatness, to something more, and what it comes down to is; are we willing to answer the call? It takes tremendous courage to answer the call because like I said above it takes vulnerability to live through your art.
But your art is your way. It’s your Divine self or Higher self-expressing itself out to the world and those people who are meant to hear will hear, those people who are meant to gravitate towards your message will.
What is your Higher self-calling you to do? What steps are you being called to take? What lights you up?
Is scary for you? What would it benefit you to take those vulnerable steps?
Is adversity calling you out to your greatness? Is it causing you to grow in ways you never thought possible? Are you fighting it/resisting it? What you resist persists, but if you step into the flow of it things will be much smoother.
So embrace your adversity so you can step into your greatness