Our Obstacles Are Our Opportunities
I have written in the past about my
challenge with infertility. Through a lot of inner and outer work and the miracle of science, I am now 6 months pregnant with my first child.
I have learned a lot over the last couple of years. I have faced and overcome blocks in my life and don’t think it’s a coincidence that I was only able to get pregnant after some serious soul-searching.
One of the biggest lessons I learned through my fertility journey (and there were a lot) was to look for the “why.” I asked myself: “Why am I experiencing this?” And not in a “why do bad things happen to good people” kind of way, but in a “why is this challenge in my life and how can I turn it into a positive?”
I now know that I was meant to go through the challenge and struggle of trying to get pregnant so that I can help others going through the same thing. Being a life coach and a spiritual seeker, I searched for and developed a lot of tools to help me feel good through what often felt like a very dark time. I asked for a lot of help along the way and met some amazing people and learned a lot from each and every one of them. Ultimately, I learned how to look for the miracle instead of focusing on fears.
It sounds hard to believe, but I am grateful for having had this obstacle in my life. It forced me to stop, look around, question, grow and learn. I am a much better, stronger and happier person because I looked this challenge in the eye and said, “I will overcome you. This is happening for a positive reason, not as a punishment. I believe in miracles.”
When we are in the middle of the storm, the dark, the cloudy, we can convince ourselves that the light isn’t coming – is never going to come. Maybe we tell ourselves we don’t deserve the light. We can convince ourselves of some pretty harsh things. I know, I’ve been there, too. If, however, instead of waiting for the light we become the light, we are setting ourselves up for miracles to occur.
I encourage you to face your challenge(s) and look for the opportunities. I guarantee you, they are there.
If I can help you discover your light, find your opportunities, please let me know. In particular, I offer special coaching rates for those who are experiencing fertility challenges.
I hope that sharing a bit of my story helps you look at the challenges in your own life in a different way.