Breakdown or Breakthrough?

By | January 20, 2017

by Anita Pathik Law

A few months ago, I received a desperate email from a member who thought she was experiencing a nervous breakdown. She was freaking out, weeping, feeling hopeless and confused.

I felt the strain and fear in her email and picked up the phone to give her a call. After her shock wore off (that I called her) I simply asked her a few questions, re-framed a few things, asked some more questions, and within about 30 minutes she had metaphysically made that 180 degree shift and was seeing everything from a different view.

A few weeks later I received an email filled with stories of miracles, manifestations, and she was brimming with positive energy and a new level of anticipation of more good to come.

Breakdown or Breakthrough?

You be the judge. We hear the cliches time and time again, yes?

“It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

“Things gotta get worse before they get better.”

“What you resist, persists.”

“Time heals all wounds.”

“One door closes, another door opens.”

“Things will look better in the morning.”

You get the point. What seems like a breakdown, or a verge of a breakdown, is usually just a breakthrough waiting to happen.

We give permission to both occurrences.

We choose HOW we experience the world around us and our choices impact everyone we touch. (disclaimer – some people need professional help and may not be able to make this choice without intervention)

If we can make that shift in how we are seeing things then we invite in the BREAKTHROUGH. And. . .it is the invitation that truly makes the difference in how we navigate our own evolutionary journey.

A perception of disaster can very quickly be transformed into into a perception of a gift. In the moment it may not be easy. It may take some effort. It may mean choosing behaviors beyond your urgings or past inclinations. . .

Sometimes we need someone to “hold the space” for us, help us see things from a different angle, or guide us into a “higher place of consciousness” and awareness of the divine opportunity that is being gifted.

We can choose to play the lead victim in our life or we can choose to be the lead hero or heroine. You are writing the story of your life. . .and the genre is up to you! Are you writing a drama or a love story? A horror filled with suspense and chaos or an inspirational, “feel good,” belly-busting comedy that leaves people smiling and filled with promise?

Once we choose which one we want to be, it is our responsibility to recognize when we are at that critical choice point; a crossroads where we look down the path to a BREAKDOWN and we look at the path to a BREAKTHROUGH and we decide which way we want to travel.

At any time we can jump to the other path – plenty of bridges being offered up along the way–some obvious–some not so obvious.

Read this issues’ articles to gain some helpful insights and concepts that will assist you in awakening to your greater purpose and be the hero you already are. In the long run this is all it takes:

  • Openness
  • Willingness
  • Exercising Choice and Free Will
  • Awareness – Being Present in the Moment
  • Courage
  • Commitment
  • Time
  • Healthy Support From Others
  • Asking for Help When Needed
  • Connection to Your Source and Higher Self
  • Honesty
  • Aligned, Empowering, Story Telling

And, when all else fails, remember those cliches!

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