It was 2007 and I had just moved into my new house and the movers had left my furniture, along with a mountain of cartons. I was anxious to get out of my depressing motel room where I stayed for 3 weeks, but had one more night. I had to get up early because my pre-ordered blinds were going to be installed at 9:30 a.m.
My biggest worry for that morning was getting Luna, my cat, into her carrier. I packed up the few remaining things and returned to my room for my unwilling passenger. I casually (so Luna didn’t suspect anything) set up the carrier and when Luna walked out in the open, I grabbed her. Just as I anticipated, she stiffened up, pushed her hind legs and got away from me. She quickly ran under the bed where it was safe.
Now what? Talking to myself, I heard myself say, “I knew this would happen.” Oops. “I’m a coach. I know how we create our world by our intention and energy.” I was convinced Luna would fight me because that’s what I expected.
I decided I would calm down and visualize placing Luna in the carrier easily. I sat down, closed my eyes, took a few deep breaths and did one of my favorite meditations. Within five minutes, Luna jumped on my lap. I petted her and after a few minutes, calmly picked her up and placed her in the carrier. She never moved or tried to get out of my hands or the carrier—even as I was zipping it up.
Did you ever walk into a room and notice someone who is obviously angry or upset? Without saying a word, you knew—it was their energy. Luna reminded me how powerful how our thoughts can impact our energy and our results.
Do you pay attention to your thoughts? If you find yourself in a funk — think back to what you were thinking a few minutes ago to cause your mood. The good news is that you can control your thoughts. Don’t like what’s playing? Maybe you need to change the channel.
“It is not the situation. It is your reaction to the situation.”
~ Bob Conklin