I've Seen It Happen In My Life as Well as the Lives of Clients.
Whenever we make a positive change and commit to living a more spiritual life, we will almost immediately find ourselves faced with a situation that triggers whatever the negative behavior or self-limiting belief system it is that we are trying to release.
In my life, my money related fears were the primary factor keeping me from transitioning careers and committing to starting my coaching practive. My identity was so tied up into earning a large paycheck that I was afraid I would not be loved by my family and friends if I took a step backwards financially.
Within weeks of my transition, my dog got super sick. She had a gigantic mass in her belly that had to be removed and then caught a case of pneumonia. All of a sudden I found myself writing $4000 in checks for vet bills. You can imagine how much that scared me when I hadn't even publicly launched my business and had no income coming in.
As I felt the fear creep up, I would ask "Why is this happening NOW?"
And I see similar experiences happen to other clients. When they take a step towards self-love, old relationships begin to resurface that will test whether they are truly committed to setting better boundaries.
Whatever the negative behavior or belief is that you are willing to surrender, you can count on everything that could possibly trigger you showing up on your doorstep. Why? Because the Universe can't take anything away that you aren't willing to let go of.
It's almost as if it is saying, "Great. You said you were willing to make a change. So prove it! React differently this time. Let's see if you can let go of fear and anger and respond with love."
Here is what you must understand. These challenges are not here to stop you. They are here to support you. They are here to give you a second chance. And they will continue to come until you "walk the walk" and choose a healthier, life-affirming response.
So as you hit that inevitable pothole in the road this week, see it for what it truly is and not what your ego would have you believe. Choose love over fear and you will begin to see how much your life will shift