|Posted on 14 August, 2018 at 16:35|
6th August 2018 – Monday
Article by Leposava Todorova – Sophrology Practitioner, Executive/Personal/Virtual Assistant, Author, Speaker, Self-Help Counsellor
A Healer Prayer from “Course in Miracles” (when you are unsure what to do)
“I am here only to be truly helpful,
I am here to represent the Source that sent me,
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because Source who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever Source wishes me to be, knowing Source goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Source teach me to heal.”
Tonight I saw a movie about an African doctor, who studied and got his degree in France, then got a job in a small village in the north of Paris in the middle of ‘70s and brought his family with him there.
The village have never seen a coloured man and had difficulties accepting him and his family. After many useless efforts, on the verge of giving up, destiny smiled at them and rewarded their efforts. He finally got the French nationality and the autorisation to open his own practice in the village and make a decent living for him and his family.
The movie is based on a true story.
It made me thinking of me, a Macedonian in Belgium since 2004, who did her studies in French in a reputable college in Brussels, did her training in a multinational company and continued working for the multinational for +/- 3 years, until her final contract with the company.
Since 2010, this Macedonian, who in the meantime became Belgian too in 2008, could not possibly find a job in the field in which she has most of her experience, studies and skills, not even a part-time job.
She was however attracted to become a Certified Baby Signs Instructor and a Sophrology and a Massage Practitioner. She is fervently working on herself since she is 19 years old, which is now 25 years, constantly learning new skills, constantly growing and developing, both personally and professionally.
Sometimes, she wants to give up everything, but, she never does. Or, if she does renounce to something, it is because she did a lot of thinking before and came to a conclusion that the circumstances and the people involved in the situation are no longer serving her highest good.
But she always goes on and on to learning more, improving more, being and becoming better than she was yesterday. She never gives up !
So, when people tell her that they don’t have time or that she has to attract them with her personality and made them practice Sophrology, she wants to say to them : « No, dear ! I have been there, and as long as you wait for someone else to come, take your hand and find the motivation and the will, the perseverance, to make you take action, you will never be able to do what deep down inside you know what you should do, and that it is YOU, and only YOU who can do it !!!
Nobody else can do it for you !!! You are the one who needs to make the decision to stop procrastinating ! You are the one who needs to dive deep inside and find that motivation, that will, that energy, that time, the money, the perseverance, whatever your excuse is (cause that’s what it is, an excuse) to get up, take action and help yourself ! It’s not me, it’s not your mother, brother, father, son, daughter, husband, wife, you name it, who will ever be able to be you and do things for you ! Never ! That is wishful thinking and not taking responsibility for your own life ! That is procrastination ! And, I know that you don’t want to do that anymore! I know that you had enough, that you want to help yourself, that you want to learn this new relaxation technique that Lepa is teaching, that you want to write that novel, that you want to teach how to play piano finally, to learn how to drive, or whatever your wish is to improve the quality of your life!
And, let me tell you, there is no better time to start than NOW ! NOW is the time to take action, NOW is the time to stop blaming and shaming everybody and everything else around you for not doing what you know and want to do, NOW is the time for CHANGE ! Only you can do that, and I know that you can and you will ! But, do you know and do you believe that you can do it ?!?
Nobody can help anybody, if they do not want to help themselves first ! Keep that in mind next time you find another excuse for not taking that first step toward yourself, toward your life, toward your health !!! »
With this said, let me tell you once again that I have been there, I have been where you are now, but, when I had enough, I decided to take that first step, to take action and do it. And, not only that I learned a lot, not only that I helped myself, not only that I gained more self-confidence, not only that I grew, not only that I changed, not only that I am more at peace, but, I continue learning, and growing and will do so, until my last breath, because I know that it is not only my right, but also my legacy to continually learning and growing and becoming better than I was yesterday. It is my birth right and it is my duty !
And I wish sincerely and truly that you see this too from where you are now, reading these lines, and that it incite you and inspire you and motivate you to take that first step. Because, that is all you need to do, take the first baby step and continue taking little, tiny baby steps toward your best YOU, toward your best FUTURE, toward your best LIFE !
Love, Light and Blessings to your heart, mind and soul !