I want to share this story with you because I think you’ll identify.
The universe is constantly speaking to us in signs, it’s up to us to interpret them accurately and act on them.
First the universe will send us a sign in the form of a whisper, if you don’t listen, then it’s a tap on the shoulder and if you still don’t listen, then you’ll get hit by the 2x4.
What do I mean?
I got my whisper in September, I had just come back from Spain, I had all these business plans for this fall but something inside me decided to stop. To slow down, I would have liked to stop completely, but that’s not possible so I postponed a lot of the activities like the women’s summit, my fall event, etc but I was still keeping myself busy with my current classes and personal life.
Stop, take some time for yourself, to incubate, to rest, to re-connect…
I listened. I slowly postponed some activities and plans for early next year but I was still going, going, going. You see, it’s hard for me to stop everything, I’m a mom, I’m a wife, there’s a house to run and a business to keep moving forward.
The Tap on the shoulder:
I went to the doctor for blood work last week and when I got my results: You’re severely anemic, –again! –
I have been dealing with anemia on and off for years, due to heavy periods and also to the fact that I’m vegetarian. The biggest side effects of anemia is exhaustion, dizziness, short of breath, etc.
The interpretation: The universe is saying “If you don’t stop and take time for yourself, rest, incubate, reconnect, sleep, etc. I will be sending you the 2x4 sign” -- Yours, truly, The Universe
This whole anemia happened to me a couple of years ago and I had to get iron infusions at the hospital, and they weren’t fun or cheap. Since I know I don’t want to have to do this again, I started working with an integrative health and wellness coach. We’ve made some diet adjustments, added some supplements to support my liver, adrenals and iron supply. This will be a 6 week experiment to see if I can get my energy back up and avoid iron infusions.
The second lesson: slow down and ask for help, you can’t do it all yourself.
Why am I sharing this story with you?
I don’t want you to worry about it, or give me all the suggestions of how or why it’s happening, I’m already taking care of this.
I’m sharing this with you because I’d like for you to look into your life and see what the universe is whispering in your ear.
You see, every woman I know has a fear that she isn’t doing enough in her life. It’s this constant drive to do everything...and to do it perfectly. I call it the “Super Women” complex.
I feel like I’m constantly fighting this pressure I feel to do everything, and to do it right. And it’s only when you see it, when you become aware of it that you can do something about it.
The reason I’m telling you this, is I know I’m not the only one who suffers from the very real sickness of not being able to take time for yourself.
Why do we feel so guilty to take time for ourselves? Or why does it have to come down to getting the tap on the shoulder or the 2x4?
I’m learning so much out of this incident, I’m learning to stop, to breathe, to nap, to give myself permission to be, to give myself permission to rest and I’m still uncovering a lot of other beautiful lessons that I will soon share with you.
Meanwhile, I really want you to think about what whisper are you getting from the universe? Is it similar to mine? To slow down? To ask for help? Or is it something completely different?
Please feel free to reply and share, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.
Have a beautiful weekend!
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