• Wake up on day 11 with the same cold you had 10 days ago.
  • Your husband leaves to work in another state, your family will follow and relocate, then he calls to tell you he is in love with his co-worker Bruce.
  • Waking up at 2 in the morning for two weeks straight with a 2 year old whispering in your ear “I have poops”.
  • Breaking addiction.
  • Losing a loved one to suicide.
  • Losing a loved one to an accident or disease.
  • Losing a loved one.
  • Being a witness to another’s pain or self destruction.
  • Walk into work and get a pink slip.

By the time we hit 20 years of age most of us have had some type of traumatic experience which takes us off our game, takes us by surprise and we ended up doing something out of sorts. Above are some of mine or close friends of mine and yes, I ended up taking a shower with my glasses on.

Get mad if you feel the need. Following a natural flow through the curve balls that life throws at us is so important. I can’t stand it when I hear people say, suck it up. Sometimes you have to scream if you feel like it or cry. Pushing down emotions only creates future self cleanup projects. I prefer to let my emotions take center stage and do whatever they want to do.

Once you have allowed yourself to “play out” the emotional roller coaster, you can step back and start to observe whatever role you had in the situations. Become the witness of yourself.

Now comes the time for silence. Contemplation helps to quiet the mind and creates a space for some healing to come into play.

Moving on Up - Making a New Game
Making sure you don’t get “stuck” in the story of what you have experienced is important. Also don’t get caught in the collected story. “Things are just hard right now for everyone”. Remove yourself from those self defeating thoughts. Live in total faith, knowing the Universe is abundant and so are you.

The best have failed. That should bring a lot of hope to a suffering situation. The top 3% performers, happy people, successful people however you want to count that have failed and lost the most. This allows you to check your ego at the door and start a new game for yourself. Get out of your box and go do something you really love. Most importantly, don’t give up.

The BiG Question
If you were to win millions of dollars today, what would you do every day?

Maybe it is teaching, or cooking. If it is something that you are not doing now, GO DO IT.

Start to live your passion. If you are 21 or 100, meet yourself where you are and go from there.

By the way, if you end up in the shower with your glasses on, or find yourself driving to work with two different shoes on, send me an email.

Organically Yours,
Renay Matthews

Renay Matthews is a Certified Holistic Life Coach, Nutritionist and Reiki III Practitioner practicing in Southern California. You can reach her at www.organeewellness.com or practitioner@organeewellness.com

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