Have you ever said, "I'm done! I've HAD it! I can't live this way anymore?"
Have you had it?
That’s how you can feel living a disorganized lifestyle. It's like living in a continual storm. But when you hit bottom with words like the declarations above, you're in the perfect place to change. Someone said, “The bottom is a great place to be because there’s nowhere to go but up.” Not until you hit bottom can you surrender to your situation and ask for the guidance that’s available 24/7. That’s when miracles happen. In that moment of surrender you'll be reminded that even though you're in a mess, you're in the right place with the right people at the right time. The only element you lack is direction.
DIRECTION! You can deal with that! Direction involves choices! You just need a map to follow and you'll be fine! For me it was the 3x5 card file system my sister and I came up with and the reason we became known as The Slob Sisters.
When my sister and I had had it with our home organization skills, that’s the first time we considered the word “direction” in reference to our problem. We weren’t lazy? Come to think of it, we worked harder than those BOs (Born Organized) who refuse to make work for themselves by being disorganized.
I knew I wasn't crazy? I'd been able to maintain a high level of creativity within my messy lifestyle, have three happy children, continually adjust to the personality of a very unhappy mate and remain stable.
I wasn’t stupid? Come to think of it, NO! I was very smart though my disorganized habits sabotaged my schooling so my grades didn’t reflect my intellect.
So I wasn’t lazy, crazy or stupid even though my messy life could certainly have made it look that way. When I look back on the way I used to live, the only question I have today is, “What was I thinking?”
As Carolyn Myss would say, “If I can talk Angel 101 to you for a moment, consider this.” Let’s pretend I'm one of your guardian angels and you have prayed to get organized. I've been assigned to work your case. I love the assignment because I’ve always loved you and to work with you personally in an answer to your prayer, is exciting to me!
Your Angel is With You
Pretend when you wake up in the morning, I’m sitting on your chest and I can’t wait to see you open your beautiful eyes so we can start our fabulous day together. But you’re so tired you miss the joy before you. I say, “I should have known you’d be groggy because you played on the computer until 2:00 am and every time I tried to get you to go to bed, you ignored me. When you finally went to bed, I wished you a wonderful night’s sleep, but you didn’t hear me because you conked out before I was finished talking to you. Anyway, now it’s morning and you stagger to the bathroom, tripping over shoes you left in the pathway to the toilet. (I was able to block your fall.) By the way, I love to hear you swear! We don’t do it here in heaven, so it’s fun to hear.(Sort of like when you were young and first tried out a swear word when your mom wasn’t close enough to hear).
“As your days progress I keep trying to get a few words in edgewise. Little suggestions like, ‘Look at your calendar Love,’ ‘Get a drink of water Sweet One,’ ‘That job won’t be that bad, put your timer on for 15 minutes and start Darling,’ ‘Don’t take that comment personally, what he thinks of you is none of your business,’ oh and this one, ‘God loves you. I love you. Please be kind to yourself Blessed One.’
“Sometimes you listen and take our guidance, but most times you just don’t hear us or you say, ‘I’m too busy, too tired or I don’t have time.’ (I really get a kick out of that last one! I wish you knew how funny you are when you say, ‘I don’t have time.’ LOL My Adorable One, you have all the time in the world.)."
“All day, every day I'm there and I’ve watched you struggle with this lack of direction for years and years. Your team of angels has led you Club Organized and Sidetracked Home Executives, but I can’t help you more until you let me help you. Until then I just have to wait, but remember I have all the time in the world too and there is no pressure.
“Mind you, while I wait, I keep myself busy. I am here to love you and surround you with light which is a full time job in itself. Oh, and I’m constantly on the lookout for things that will make you laugh, get you to dance, sing and play because when you are busy enjoying your life you are one with God and that joyful energy lights up the planet. By the way, you are here to enjoy the ride and I’m like your personal tour guide with wings.”
Be thankful for your guardian angels and know when you surrender to that higher energy you will get instant help. Where there was stress, there is peace and no urgency, where there was fear there is love, where there was sorrow there is joy and confusion and chaos turn to understanding and order.
I received an email the other day from a woman who said, “Stress is a choice, I’ll chose prayer.” My best prayers are prayers of thanksgiving, for the instant I'm grateful for my life and the blessings I’ve been given I'm lifted up. It’s like I’ve joined my tour guides with wings.
Be thankful you are right where you are supposed to be and before you change one thing about your situation, know that you are just fine. Take advantage of the divine direction you are given and know you are surrounded by light and love. Your tour guides with wings are waiting to guide you and that’s where the real direction begins.
Click on the lily to read a blog about getting organized just enough to please you.
P.S. The Sidetracked Sister's Happiness File will help you get organized for each month in the year.