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If You’re Going Through Tough Times, Remember This

  • Published on: 21 December, 2016
  • Last update: 07 August, 2017

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This post goes out to everyone having a tough time these past few days (or any day for that matter).

I’m with you, and I have a message for you.

As you may know, it’s that time again for Mercury Retrograde to rear its lesson-teaching head. And while I’m not going to blame ALL of our problems on planetary alignment, let’s be real – all cycles within this universe have an effect on the beings living within it. Ask any ER nurse how crazy things get on the full moon, and you’ll understand.

Mercury Retrograde happens 3-4 times each year, and it basically looks like the planet is spinning backwards (due to a slowing of orbit + optical illusion). When this happens, peoples’ lives tend to get a little crazy – especially in the areas of communication, travel/vehicles, technology, and contracts.

This time around, I’ve:

  • had a friend who quit one job and lost the other all in the same day,
  • another whose car broke down 2 days in a row,
  • and a third who just texted me saying he’s hiding in his house until it’s over!
  • I myself had to build a new website for our Living Earth Jewelry line in 1 day flat after Etsy gave us complications for the millionth time.

If you’re feeling the same frustration, read on.

I want you to remember this:

BEFORE WE CAN MOVE FORWARD, WE MUST FIRST GO BACK. There will be times in your life – maybe this week – where you feel like everything is going wrong. But I want you to know that there is no such thing as a positive or negative situation. Everything is neutral – we are the ones who assign an associated based on our perception of the current moment.

I know it may be terrifying to lose a job or a partner. It’s okay to feel that and be in the moment. By all means, cry it out and FEEL. But I promise you that only when you close one door can a better one open. Nothing changes if nothing changes, so sometimes things have to hit rock bottom before you can see how much you’ve needed a shift.

Whenever something seemingly ‘terrible’ happens, life is preparing you for something incredible.

You’re being rid of the things you can no longer carry if you’re to continue up the mountain ahead. When your worst fears come true, amazing things happen because for once in your life you have nothing to lose.

Remember that you can’t have great times all the time; you need those lows to balance out (and appreciate) the highs. Growth only happens when it gets uncomfortable, and sometimes our best art happens when it gets painful.

When it feels like we’re going backwards, we’re really being asked to reevaluate where we’ve been and where we’re headed in the future. Is this truly what we want want out of life? If not, how are we going to change that? And if so, how are we going to FIGHT for it? Sometimes absolute chaos means the universe is sending us a message loud and clear that we can no longer accept what we’ve been settling for.

What you’re going through right now is pushing you to the next level, even if it hurts like hell at the present moment. Keep going. You were made for this.

xoxo, Organic Olivia

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