How do you know if you are “growing”?

We all regularly see opportunities for growth in life. 

Sometimes we act on them, sometimes we don’t.

The times when we act on them, how often do we pause to celebrate our growth?

How do we even know we’ve grown?

This morning I was in the shower, shampooing my hair when a call came through my cell phone.

I have a glass shower so I could clearly see who was calling.

Just about every time I hear from this person, they are calling to borrow money.

I have seen this as an opportunity for my personal growth for quite some time now.

Not because I want to get to this place where I don’t lend/give them money, not at all.

Because I want to get to a place where I choose TO give or choose NOT to give them money without feeling like I “gotta”.

Freedom is a core value of mine and as a rebel at heart, feeling like I have to do something is the surest way to get me to resist it. 

When we operate from choice rather than obligation, we are free to be ourselves and things like blame, and judgement show up in our landscape less frequently. 

As I watched my cellphone ring, I mentally considered whether this was a call to again ask for money.

I checked in to see how I felt about that…and the response I would give showed up clearly and quietly, without any story or emotional attachment. 

This had NEVER happened before with this person!

It surprised me a little bit because for the first time in as long as I can remember the decision was a simple one.

This person also hasn’t called me in almost a month, so it had been a while since I last spoke to them.

I had grown. Was it my work with my coach, my own inner work – who cares!

I. Had. Grown.

And, I didn’t realize I had grown until the situation presented itself again.

So no matter how big or small what you are working on may be, trust that you are growing, even if you can’t see it.

You are growing, you just may not see it, yet. 

With All My Love,

Luisa

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