People sure seem to find a lot to complain about. Now, I can get all cliché-crazy here (You can’t have a positive life with a negative mind!) but I’ll try to keep it my voice, as much as possible, today. Through Rescue, I don’t hear many complaints from the volunteer team, but when I do (or when I’ve made them myself in the past!), those complaints generally center around the perception that someone wasn’t contributing as much as the others were contributing. But I’ve been able to shift my own focus and the focus of the team as necessary, reminding myself and reminding them that we all play different roles. Some roles are more public, more obvious time working with foster rabbits or educating the community. Some other roles, the behind-the-scenes roles and even the sending of positive, supportive vibes and spreading our Rescue message, may not be as obvious but are just as important as the physical tasks. We treasure help in all its forms, from all givers. We are all taking action, whether you can see it or count it or not.
Also through Rescue, I’ll have the occasional “dumper” (someone who is trying to “dump” his/her rabbit on us) complain that we aren’t helping them. No, I can’t just take your rabbit. We do offer help, to anyone who asks—just not necessarily the kind help they anticipated or wanted. I’ve found that posture is huge with handling and even avoiding these complaints entirely. I’ve taken what I’ve learned about posture from my entrepreneurial reading and mentors and applied it to Rescue. I never tell anyone we can’t help them. I clearly and firmly show them how we can help. Then, if they still complain, that’s on them. I can’t control that crap.
So, let’s shift this idea into our lives, our experiences in general. Are you complaining? About what? Why? Or, perhaps the better question: Why aren’t you doing anything about it?
You can wish, want and whine forever. But change comes through action.
Are you surrounded by complainers? At work? Walk away. On social media? Unfollow. At home? Well, spray some White Angelica and do something uplifting for yourself. That positivity will spread, but even if it doesn’t, you’ll be in a good space. In Miracles Now, Gabby Bernstein writes, “Say to yourself, ‘I choose to remove any negative energy I’ve been holding onto. I choose to retrieve all the positive energy around me and within me. My intention is to share my positive energy with the world.’” So start there. Take action through your intention. Speak it into existence. Keep it as positive as possible. There is nothing, seriously NOTHING, about you and your circumstances that cannot be met and overcome with action. Much Love.