It’s easy to follow our dreams when everything is going well and we have plenty of financial resources and support from our families, friends and communities. But sometimes, life will throw us a real hook, changing things up and making the safe way of living we’ve become accustomed to no longer easily available. When this happens, most people find themselves stressed, worrying and in a state of decline. But consider this: what if suddenly changing circumstances are the universe’s way of creating the space and time for us to do what we really love and have been wanting?

Often adversity is the exact thing that brings out our greatness, our love of life and our ability to see opportunities we previously didn’t recognize when gazing through a lens of obligation and responsibility. However, when that lens radically shifts due to illness, loss of a job, loss of a significant person in our lives or other major changes to our current living situation, we can be “freed up” to see a more accurate view of what is truly necessary and important to us. When we allow this shift in perspective, we find opportunity to step out into new realms of experience and new ways of being.

So whatever challenges you face, choose to embrace them as a gift. Set your intention to use that challenge to see a new and higher Truth that will free you from limited thinking, old wounds and resentments, and negativity. With a perspective of trusting in the process–knowing that all things are working together for your good and all you have to do is seek the gift–you will find room to make lemons into lemonade.

Discipline yourself to let go of the should’s and have to’s that control you. And instead, focus on, “What would I love?” You might be surprised where it takes you.

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