By Rev. Marla Sanderson
I once had a poster on my wall that said, “Bloom where you are planted.”
It’s good advice, but sometimes you just have to move on. Maybe you get a challenge that needs a new solution. Or an inner urge questions, “Maybe there’s something better?”
I get that feeling regularly, and it’s taught me one thing about life that I am convinced is true:
TRUTH NO. 1: LIFE WILL ALWAYS GET BETTER IF YOU LET IT.
Remember this when a problem arises or when you feel stuck. It can make all the difference in whether your life is heading toward something better or something worse.
I have two suggestions to make this idea work for you: “Never look back,” and “Never look down.”
Never Look Back
Chances are, you don’t want to repeat the past, and if the solution was in the past you’d be there right now. In fact, maybe you are. It’s what got you here. Want to do it again?
This doesn’t mean you turn down the opportunity or the relationship that comes around again. Sometimes opportunity does knock twice. But if you really want “better” or “more” approach it in a new and different way.
Never Look Down
Avoid the gloom-and-doom approach to your future, unless you want to make things worse. Take your attention off the problem and open your mind to a whole new solution.
One way to do that is to replace worry with a positive statement such as, “I know there’s a better way.” Or maybe, “I accept the perfect solution.” Just interrupt your worrisome thoughts and say it.
If that sounds difficult, it’s only because you’re not used to choosing your thoughts. But you can do it. It’s your mind! Point it at what you want instead of what you don’t want.
Truth No. 2: NOTHING IS PERMANENT
Here’s something that will knock your socks off. The problem you have today was once your solution. Period. Think about it.
Let’s consider that a challenge has arisen and you don’t see a way through it. Or maybe all the solutions you can see are unacceptable. How do you choose? Don’t.
Creative Mind is infinite in Its capacity to deliver. It isn’t confined to what happened then or what’s happening now. Remember, It is always capable of something better, and It loves to create, so give It a chance!
Speak to whatever you consider your “higher authority.” Call it whatever you call it, but keep in mind that “The Thing” that created us all—everything that’s ever existed—didn’t create any two things alike. It didn’t use rubber stamps or production molds. Ask for something better than what you can see. Demand it.
Be patient. Keep looking upward and forward. Expect it. And be sure to recognize it when it comes knocking.
Rev. Marla Sanderson has been a student of spiritual practice for more than 35 years. She began as Assistant Director of The Next Step, a psychic and spiritual community in a New Mexico ghost town. She’s been a workshop leader, teacher, practitioner, and minister of Living Love, and the Science of Mind. She recently founded the New Thought Global Network, a virtual “church” that offers inspiration anytime, from anywhere. The site showcases many powerful Science of Mind and New Thought speakers and writers, and intends to expand these teachings to the world. Check it out at www.newthoughtglobal.org.