Friday, January 16, 2009

A Visit From Big Me

I am a little bummed this morning; I think I am in need of a session with the Big Me. Big Me is the grounded, centered, balanced woman within who knows that life is wonderful and perfect, exactly as it is.

Big Me: How are you doing today, Little Me?

Li'l Me: Um, pretty good, I suppose. I don't have much to complain about.

Big Me: Then why do you want a session with me?

Li'l Me: Well, I guess I'm just a little 'off' today. I feel good physically and emotionally, but things are just kind of flat.

Big Me: OK. Is there anything big going on in your life that would cause you to have a case of the funks?

Li'l Me: I've had a mild case of envy and anxiety this week. I got tweaked by a high school friend who has a hugely popular blog and an upcoming book coming out through a fancy-schmancy agent and publisher. I'm also getting squirrelly about getting my book trailer edited, nailing down the details of the Serious Mojo Radio Show, and writing next month's Daily Doses and newsletter. Yes, Big Me, I am already obsessing over February's mailings. Can we focus on my current malaise and not delve into my hyper-obsessiveness during this session, please?

Big Me: Those things all sound completely normal -- for you. It's natural to get a little tweaked when you see someone having what you want. As long as you recognize that you, too, will have that soon, you can celebrate her successes with her instead of reacting negatively either towards her or yourself. Remember, there is enough success, joy, and abundance to go around.

Li'l Me: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. I'm still in a funk.

Big Me (sighs): All right. How about if we do the exercise that you know will get you out of it? Are you up for it? Do you want to feel better, or do you want to wallow a bit more (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Li'l Me: Give me a minute, will you Biggie? Sometimes I like holding on to my funk. Let me take a few deep breaths and see if I am really ready to be happy today. (Inhaling...Exhaling...Inhaling...Exhaling...). OK. I think I'm ready to be happy.

Big Me: Great! I'm glad to hear it. OK. You know what to do. Simply start rattling off everything for which you are grateful. Don't stop until you start feeling that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Ready? Begin!

Li'l Me: Here it goes...

* Listening to Van Morrison's "And the Healing Has Begun"
* Receiving Emma's hugs first thing in the morning
* Looking at an empty laundry hamper
* Connecting with Spirit through meditation
* Seeing my book in a bookstore
* Wearing cute jeans that fit
* Having newly-colored, touchable hair
* Taking Walk 'n Talks with Michael around Bird Island
* Receiving blissful massages from Rob
* Meeting new friends
* Learning to let go of other people's opinions of me
* Finding $5 in a side pocket of a purse
* Getting heartfelt thank-you emails from readers
* Having my BFF live driving-distance away
* Sunday nights!!!
* Watching "The Daily Show"
* Receiving checks in the mail
* Belly-laughing to Tina Fey
* Drinking cafe mochas with smart, funny, beautiful women
* Hearing my daughter sing in the bathtub
* Drooling over Johnny, Daniel (both of them), George, Edward, Bono, Bruce, Paolo, Jason, and Kate
* Loving what I do
* Being in love
* Being alive

Big Me: Is that it?

Li'l Me (smiling): Yup. For now. I feel soooooo much better. I am so blessed! Thanks, Big Me.

Big Me: Anytime.



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1 comment:

Dot-Com said...

Thanks for writing something positive. Maybe I ought to do up a list like that tomorrow and see what's positive. Despite a recent break-up, not all is bad, I just can't seem to focus on the good things *lol*