2016 was the year the planet got bitch slapped. I don’t know about you, but this year I’m going to do whatever I can to avoid finding myself on the receiving end.
What Is a Universal Bitch Slap?
A Universal bitch slap happens when you try to shut down your inner intelligence and ignore all the signs you’re given. Here’s an example of one. All in the same week, you lose your job; your significant other breaks up with you; you break your finger; your car breaks down in the rain in an area with no cell reception; you get kicked out of your apartment; and your cat throws up inside your sneaker, which you don’t notice until you put on the sneaker. The slapping (aka your inner wisdom doing its best to get you to open your eyes to the signs) gets harder and harder until you fall down on your sweet ass so hard it knocks the wind out of you and have no other choice but to die or make a change. It doesn’t have to be like that. You can avoid a Universal bitch slap.
How to Avoid a Universal Bitch Slap:
Teach yourself to listen to your inner wisdom again. When you were a baby, you were awesome at it. Feeling hungry? Scream waaaaaaahhhhhhh and someone will come and feed you. Shit yourself? Scream waaaaaaahhhhhhh and someone will come and wipe your sweet ass clean and change your diaper. More than likely, as you grew up, your all knowing inner intelligence got shut down so many times, it got quieter and quieter until you couldn’t hear it anymore.
So start small at first. When you’re at the grocery store, and you can’t decide between the almond milk or the coconut milk, get silent. Focus on your breath and ask yourself, “Do I want almond milk or coconut milk?” Without putting any thought into it, just pick one.
Another way to ignite your inner genius is to think back to a time when you can remember hearing the voice. It still counts whether you listened to it or not.
When you were a teenager and your friend pressured youto do something you didn’t want to do, and you heard the voice that told you not to do it, but you did it anyway and then got into a lot of trouble. That time you were driving and you knew you were supposed to get off at the next exit, but you questioned yourself and kept driving, missing the correct exit. When you went on a date with someone and you felt like you shouldn’t go out with them again, but you did anyway and it didn’t end well. That time you ate pizza at two in the morning when you felt in your gut that you shouldn’t and then you woke up the next morning with food poisoning. Seeing this post and reading it up until this point. In all of those scenarios, that was your inner wisdom talkin’.
If your inner intelligence was quieted for most of your life, it will take time to find its voice again. The more you listen and take the appropriate action, the louder it will get and the Universe will never bitch slap you again.
When you start to reconnect with your purpose in life to just be yourself, no matter how old you are, it will be easier to narrow down what you are truly amazing at. The fun part comes when you can start to play with how those skills can be a part of your life and your journey. Don’t worry if you feel like what you want to do has been done before. There are no new ideas, it’s all been done before, but the difference is, it’s never been done by you.
“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”
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The magic in me sees the magic in you,