“The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best. ”
― Miguel Ruiz,
So I am now on the other side of my latest challenges and I’m feeling very proud of the way in which I spoke my truth and stood my ground. It would have probably been better to manage that earlier but I was following my intuition all the way. My head was never happy about saying yes, but my heart needed to know what it would be like to tune in and I always got a yes. Until I got the no and was triggered for a couple of days of huge release, great clean out and helped to give me the confidence to be clear as I navigated my way through a tricky situation.
Starting to come back from that initial clearing and I discover someone has tried to steal my car and appears to have wrecked the ignition, can’t get the key in. It’s looking like I might need to be towed to replace the ignition. Just like any good mythical story I have a miracle three days later when a Good Samaritan helps me at very little cost, that’s what it’s like living in a good community. The same day my Beloved bought me a laptop that is exactly what I need, don’t have to share anymore although I do know a bit more about mac computers now so there were
benefits to the wait. Yay!
Then the day where I step into that larger version of me that stands easily in a place of power that is based in integrity and truth. Of course there have been tears and I have felt a bit shaky at times, but at the same time I feel incredibly liberated! Freedom! The thing is don’t expect that just because you are doing your best to take responsibility for the part you have played in events that this will be reciprocated by those with whom you are interacting. What is important is to act with honour for yourself, to be as honest and transparent as is possible. And with the prospect of no change to the inequitable situation the only possible course was to close that chapter immediately.
Hooray for the New Chapter of my Life, on as the Fool leaping off into the abyss and knowing with absolute trust that there is a feather bed waiting for my landing.
“If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn’t walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don’t need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.”
― Miguel Ruiz,