How to remain in Neutral…

This month is all about getting in touch with your intuitive ideas.  During March you have a great opportunity to evolve within yourself, so it might not be a physical manifestation, but there certainly can be an internal one! You need to put a spotlight on present situations that are not working and be proactive about changing them, by thinking “outside the box”.

Where do you need to shine a spotlight?

It’s time to be more spontaneous and live in the moment.  It’s the perfect opportunity to make things happen for yourself by working on your initiative. This is excellent around business matters, or any key goals and ambitions you may have.

It’s a good month to hold a ‘don’t know’ attitude and give everything the benefit of the doubt. This does leave room for things to be different.

So you may be wondering what you could do to stimulate creativity…

  1. Practice doing little things in a new way.

  2. Drive a different route to your usual destination.

  3. Put your clothing and accessories on in a different way!  Such as wear a skirt over your leggings, add a different colour top and layer on jewellery.  

  4. Change your schedule around a bit from the same old routine. 

  5. Bring some colour and sound into your environment, by adding some colourful accessories and playing upbeat music

  6. Be creative around your meals and buy a new vegetable that you don’t usually buy and look up a recipe where you can use it. 

Also, during March, you may feel even more sensitive than usual.  So if  you find yourself judging anything, move yourself into a place of neutrality as quickly as possible. When you are in neutral you always have a choice. When not in neutral, you eliminate your choice and this can lead to feeling stuck.

You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?

Whether it’s in business, during a meeting, in your personal life, or even a passing comment from an acquaintance –have you ever had someone say something that you took really personally?

Of course you have…

It’s part of the human condition to perceive the world through our own lens, but unfortunately it’s not always helpful – or accurate.

You see everyone is operating in their own world. My lens is different from your lens. Your perspective is different from my perspective.

So what do you do when someone freaks out on you?

How can you go along in your day with grace, joy and happiness instead of having this incident completely ruin it?

Well, today I’m going to tell you one of the simplest, most powerful statements I use in my own life to help me stay calm and collected when big or small incidents happen in my life.

I’m human too, remember. I’m no superman. I have lots of things that bug me. Sh*t happens but here’s how I deal with it. If it helps you, then AMAZING. If not, that’s okay too, but it really does help me.

The statement is “Everything is neutral.”

Simple, right? Everything is neutral – until we assign meaning to it.

Here’s how the process works:

When an incident occurs, we look at it with our filters, our conditioning, our views, and we turn it from neutral into whatever we think it is.

So we turn a neutral situation into something completely new and different. We make an assessment, adjustment, or give it meaning, and so on.

And it becomes either a good thing or a bad thing. A positive thing, or a problem.

The fact is, there is no problem until you interpret it, give it meaning and judge it.

Only then does it become a problem – for some of us.

How do you know this is true? Because what is a problem for one person is not a problem for another person.

True or true?

What is good for one person is not necessarily good for another person.

Instead, we are the ones who give it meaning.

Is it good or bad? Well, it depends on who you ask. Is it right or wrong? Again, it depends on who you ask.

All of these things are not outside of us, they’re all inside of us. This is one of the hardest things to grasp; this is enlightenment.

When you can understand that there’s actually nothing going on outside of you except for you putting your filters and your views out there, and that then they become you…then you realize that nothing is simply the way it is until you give meaning to it.

Instead, everything is only how you look at it.