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Celebration Moment: Good Question!

09-10-2022

 

 

How are you, my friend?

I’m thinking of you and popping by with a quick hello on this Friday in September.

I hope you are having a good day so far. If you are, please share your joy with someone.

If you are having a hard time, practice reaching out. Sharing our sorrows or troubles is not a burden on others. People want to be there for us. And sometimes those challenging feelings pass through much more quickly when we speak them in a safe space.

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Yesterday, my friend Tricia sent me a video of Michael Beckwith that can help with this. It is only seven minutes long, but packed with such wisdom and helpful content!

It is all about the questions we ask.

Michael Beckwith says, “Ask questions that empower you, not take you down.”

(This also applies to the questions we ask others!)

Here’s the link. I hope it is one you are able to access!

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In this video, he offers some suggestions on empowering questions to help ourselves (and others) through hard times.

These questions aren’t meant to bypass the hard feelings, but rather to navigate them in a way that they can flow through you, but also support you in getting a new perspective.

A few of his examples are: 

* What good is present that I cannot see right now?

* What is seeking to emerge in my life right now?

* What gift is being born in me right now?

* What power is being cultivated?

* What is trying to unfold?

Thus, our Celebration Moment today is this: Allow yourself to feel what is true for you. AND, support yourself in moving forward, too. 

(Also, allow and support others in your life, as well!) 

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I hope that sometime today you will try using empowering questions to live yourself or someone else.

I always say, if you are having a hard time, reach out for help.

If you are energized and feeling good, reach out to someone who needs help!

We’re all in this together.

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There’s nothing to be afraid of.

You are safe. You are loved. You are not alone.

What are we celebrating in this moment?

That we are here, together, supporting one another on this journey. We can show up smiling, weeping, laughing, angry, worried, uncertain.

It is okay.

Everything is human. AND there are ways to support ourselves in moving through things and seeing something more that may be unseen as of yet.

I love you and am cheering you on, always.

Be gentle. Be kind. Be strong.

Celebrate everything you are and feel. And know you have so much untapped strength in you, too!

Thanks for who you are.

Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. In an article I published this week in Kind Over Matter, I list a whole bunch of generative questions we can use to start conversations with people we love. These kinds of questions help us create the kind of energy and connection we want — rather than letting ole Squawky Polly mind lead us into dark alleyways of “connection by complaint.”

(Note: there is a lot to pay attention to about whether we are allowing ourselves to feel our feelings or whether we are unconsciously turning down that bad-feeling alley. They are not the same thing!)