Look out, Alice! We’re not in Kansas anymore!
Or something like that
We’ve all been there. And I don’t care who you are, how successful you’ve become, how much money you make, how seemingly “perfect” your life might look to those on the outside, I mean we’ve ALL been there, haven’t we? Falling down the rabbit hole of our ego mind, spinning and spiraling out of control, down and down and down we go, just waiting for impact.
When we allow it to, our ego mind can take us away on an endless journey of regret, worry, lethargy, anger and discouragement (and those are the least of the nasty fear-based thoughts and feelings that serve us no purpose)! It travels us deep into the recesses of our minds, our memories, to nowhere that we would ever choose to intentionally go, but “go” we do, time and time again.
That is, unless we take action. And I’m talking MASSIVE action like your life depended on it, because quite honestly, it does.
You are where you are right now, at this point in time, at this place in your life’s journey, because you have chosen it. Yes, ALL of it. And I know what you’re thinking right now, “But, Joy, I didn’t choose this illness (or this accident, or this bankruptcy, or to lose my job, or failed relationship after failed relationship, etc.)…”
I hate to have to be the one to break the news to you, my beautiful friend, but you actually did.
When you first hear this, it can hurt. And you may fight with it. And maybe you’ll even close your mind to the message I’m conveying to you, but you are reading these words right here, right now, for a reason… that much I can assure you. And when the time is right, you’ll receive them into your heart, and into your being.
And if you don’t come to realize that, whether consciously or unconsciously, you are in fact co-creating your life, and everything that comes into it, with the Universe at large through your EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT, WORD and ACTION, and if you don’t take 100% RESPONSIBILITY for it all, you will simply continue to walk through life with blinders on, unhappy or worse yet MISERABLE, blaming your circumstances on outside influences (e.g., other people, bad luck, even the alignment of the planets)!
You must take 100% responsibility for everything in your life, whether you like it or not. This is Universal Law, and there’s no escaping it. As sure as if you jump off of a building you’ll hit the ground fast and hard, courtesy of the Law of Gravity, the laws of The Universe are always in play, whether or not you acknowledge their existence. If you don’t learn to play the Game of Life by the “rules”?
Down the rabbit hole you go!
If we don’t become consciously aware of what’s happening, we’ll always be at the mercy of who we once were, never fully able to embrace all that we can, and are truly MEANT to be. That’s why it’s so immensely important that we keep ourselves in check, that we keep our thoughts positive, and our energy vibin’ HIGH!
Do your best to hold a happy thought, and more importantly the FEELING that comes along with it, for at least seventeen seconds at any given time throughout the day (yes, the magic begins at seventeen seconds). And just so you know, that can actually be a tall order… in less than seventeen seconds those negative vibes (e.g., limiting beliefs, worry, doubt, fear, etc.) can creep in! Sometimes, as soon as you tell yourself, “I am HAPPY! I am HEALTHY! I AM WELL!” your ego mind has already aimed and FIRED back, more than willing to help you “remember” that you’re not happy, not feeling healthy, and are most certainly not well.
It takes time to reprogram your thought process and start to see the results in your outside world, so don’t become discouraged (that’s just your ego popping up again anyway, right?!)… know that just by recognizing and becoming cognizant of what’s going on within, you are ON YOUR WAY… on your way out of the rabbit hole and into the life of your heart’s greatest desires!
I share this with you because I’m all too familiar with my own rabbit hole. I’ve traveled down it far too often already in this lifetime for my liking, and I’m bound to go back down it again (I’m only human). In fact, as enlightened as I may be, and as often as I’m able to help pull my clients, friends and loved ones out of their rabbit holes, I still need help getting out of mine from time to time. Remember, it’s a process, it’s a process, it’s a PROCESS, and practice makes PROGRESS, never, ever perfect (perfection is totally overrated and unachievable anyway)!
Yes, I still slide down my rabbit hole on occasion, but I’m happy to report that it’s fewer and farther between than ever before And yes, sometimes I need a hand to get out of it, but that’s to be expected. It’s SO okay to need help… in fact, I wholeheartedly encourage you to ask for help in any time of need and often! Again, co-creation, remember?
Yes, you really are constantly co-creating with those around you on this little planet of ours, as well as with all of the powerful energies of The Universe. Choose to believe it, or choose to not… either way, the ball is still in play and you’re in the game, baby! If you don’t start paying attention, you’ll likely take ball after ball to the head as you continue your uncontrolled downward spiral down the rabbit hole, further and further away from the life you truly desire.
If you’d like some help getting out of your own rabbit hole, so that you can truly vibrating at an energy level of LOVE or ABOVE, click right here. And if you like my assistance at a higher level, just email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll provide you with the details of working with me as your personal coach.
Joy Perugini is an Writer, Speaker, Runner, Dancer, Yogini and Health & Happiness Coach, but above all else, she is an Entrepreneur. She finds her passion in helping others live their DREAM LIVES in their DREAM BODIES. Her twenty-four years of diverse experience in the health and fitness industry include establishments throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, provides a strong knowledge-base to her work. Joy started as a student athletic trainer at Eastern College in Pennsylvania and interned at a physical therapy center treating sports related injuries. During a two-year residency on Maui, Hawaii, Joy served as the Lead Fitness Trainer at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, rated the #1 Resort Spa in the World by Conde Nast Magazine. Joy’s tenure there increased her knowledge of the spa industry and importance of customer care. Joy was born and raised in West Hartford, CT and returned there as an in-home personal trainer, helping many clients achieve their wellness goals. She later managed a health and fitness center for a major international corporation based in Hartford, CT. Feeding her entrepreneurial spirit, Joy opened a boutique group exercise and personal training studio located in Plainville, CT, in June 2006. The studio offered customized training to individuals of all fitness levels and abilities, and housed a distinctively friendly atmosphere in an industry known to intimidate many. While still running the day to day activities at the studio, in 2014 Joy decided to expand her reach and spread her love of life, fitness, health and wellness far and wide by forming her web-based company, JoyFit Nation, LLC. Today, Joy spreads insight, motivation and inspiration by sharing her message online and in person via her signature programs, retreats, workshops and private mentoring, looking to provide "fitspiration for a happy nation" and quite possibly the world.