This morning I had planned on going to my Soul Sister's meetup SacredSexyBiz by Lisa Carmen - we were going to be talking about manifesting our dreams.
I was looking forward to diving into the topic & meeting up with yet another Soul Sister - the fabulous, Jen Land (who I met through ROOTED the eCourse in May).
But as timing would have it - I choose not to invest my time money into the event at this moment seeing as though we are heading to Lake Tahoe in less than a week.
When I called Jen to share the disappointing news the most miraculous thing happened...
First, she offered to pay for my lunch & said I could catch her on the flip side.
She musted have sensed that I still had some hesitation around saying YES! - so she said in the most genuinely, loving tone with complete sincerity,
How about this- you don't answer me now. I am going to go to the event regardless. If you decided to show up, I'll pay for your lunch. But if you decide it's better for you not to - no worries. You do what's right for you.
I mean WHOA. I can't remember the last time I called to cancel something & didn't feel an overwhelming sense of guilt or sadness.
Jen gave me the space to make my own choice. To choose what is best for me - no strings attached to her own personal experience.
It was a sensational moment for me & our newly founded friendship, to say the least. We ended the conversation with no decision made & an I love you.
I feel so blessed.
I want you to think about your relationships. When you have plans with someone & they get switched around, do honor what is best for your friend in the situation or your own desires?
For me personally, my first reaction is about what I want & how sad I am that it's not going my way.
But after being slapped in the face with love & kindness from Jen today & experiencing how good it felt to be supported in what was best for me - free of the guilt trip, apologizing, etc.
I can't imagine offering the people in my life anything else.
This is me committing to put the inidividuals best interest before my own. What a profound way of being.
Thank you Jen for sharing this new lease on life - for whatever reason it hadn't occurred to me this powerfully before.
I appreciate you giving me the space to experience what uncondtional love & support look like in a friendship.
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