Right now you might be asking yourself, "What is the difference between an encounter and a connection?" Which is an important distinction to make as we move forward. In the context of today's theme, a connection consists of repeated encounters - someone you have an ongoing relationship with. Think of the threads that connect you to everyone else; if you are around someone often, you are giving them another thread each time the two of you interact. Eventually, these threads are woven together to form a bond between you, creating a cord. These cords are neither good nor bad, they are just the product of your continued interaction; they exist because of the associations you have chosen.

Some relationships are a clear choice, such as friends and lovers. Regardless of their impact on your life, the connections you have formed with them is based on your decision to be around them. Other connections you have formed may not seem like your choice, like co-workers and family. While you may not choose the family you are born into (spiritual beliefs aside), you have made the choice to stay a part of your family. It may also seem like you do not have much choice regarding your co-workers, but you have chosen to remain at your current job.  If you own your own business, you choose your clients. The thoughts that you have to stay at your current job; that you are obligated to be a part of your family; or anything of the like are untrue. These thoughts are making you a victim and you are giving your power away by entertaining them.

It is time for you to take your power back and you do this first by taking responsibility for all the connections in your life. Anyone in your life right now is there by your choice - whether directly or indirectly. When you own your choices, you can do something to change the energy around these relationships. This does not mean that you have to like everyone or that you have to drop people from your life. Taking ownership of your connections allows you to be in a place of power, a place where you can get a new perspective on the situation and make an empowered choice. Then these relationships can become more than just something you have to tolerate - they can become whatever you choose to make them.

 

You always have a choice:

You are not a victim!

Own your power; create a life you love.

Journal Questions

1. Who are the people in your life that you have the strongest connections with right now (whether positive or negative)? What inspires you to continue strengthening the connections you have with these people?

2. What are some areas in your life where you can take your power back by owning your choices? What are some of the relationships that exist in these areas?

3. What are some things you love about the current connections in your life? What are some things you find challenging? What are some things you want to change about the relationships with your current connections?


Recordings

The Daily Detox is still here for you to use, try it daily (as the name suggests) at the end of each day and see how you feel at the end of the week. Keep using the Attention Training and create a deep connection with your body as well.