- The takeaway from this week’s episode is … you will know how to limit your exposure to tragedies and setbacks.
- Here’s what this will do for you … you will stop making impulse decisions about your life.
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … every time you are faced with an important life decision you will first decide what’s right for you.
Tragedy has been in the news a lot lately.
A tragedy can affect an individual, a family, a city, or an entire country. Tragedies come in all forms. It’s a tragedy when somebody everyone loves passes on. They will miss that person’s light in this world.
It’s a tragedy when a person suffers an accident or an illness that negatively affects their life. It’s a tragedy when people see animals hurt or abandoned. These tragedies and setbacks are a part of every ones’ life.
Where you are right now is the sum of all your past decisions.
You started making this chain of decisions at a very young age. By the time you finished high school, you had already made some very critical decisions. What do you want to be when you grow up? What kind of education would you need to do that? What college would you need to attend to get that degree? After graduating from college what company would you go to work for? Most importantly, are these your decisions or the ones you were expected to make?
One thing people tend not to give enough attention to is where they choose to live.
One of the most important decisions when starting your adult life is where you will live. Most people are prone to making decisions, if the choice is theirs, to live where the weather is good, possibly by the ocean, an environment that supports their hobbies and outdoor activities.
Many times, that choice is governed by where the family members live. On the other hand, maybe you didn’t want to live in that geographic area, or you wanted to get away from those family members altogether. The point is, you have more choices than you may think.
However, what people never consider when they make any decision is the consequences that go along with that decision. These consequences could be favorable, or not. You may have picked the wrong school, the wrong career, the wrong company to work for. You may have moved to an area that is volatile socially, economically, or has constant exposure to natural disasters.
You may see these as tragedies in your life. Tragedies that happen from living on coastlines throughout the world affect many millions of people who made a decision to live in these areas. Most knew about the high risks associated with living in such volatile areas. There are certainly many other places in the country that have more stable weather environments that hardly ever experience tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, or any other catastrophic natural events that are happening more frequently.
If you are fearful of dying in an earthquake you probably shouldn’t move to an earthquake-prone area, like anywhere in the Ring of Fire. If you have a fear of dying in a flood you probably don’t want to live in a floodplain or any area prone to serious flooding; like on a river, or a gulf, or an ocean because that’s where flooding occurs. If you don’t want to die in a forest fire, don’t build your house in the forest.
The lesson is … when nature becomes dangerous you experience the consequence of a decision you made long ago. Some people are so out of touch with the warning signs from nature and the universe that they go back and rebuild where their lives were destroyed, not once, but several times. They justify it by calling it a setback that they are determined to overcome. However, the next time it’s much worse and something you will never recover from, a tragedy.
CALL TO ACTION:
- The sum of all your decisions and choices is where you are right now in your life.
- You most likely didn’t make all these decisions recently that put you in harm’s way.
- Each decision you make in the future should be made only after you look at the possible positive and negative consequences of that decision.
HOW IT WORKS: These weather and earth-related tragedies are not new. However, they are becoming more frequent and intense in their strength and size. The warning that guidance is sending to everyone now is to expect an enormous overhaul of the old established structures and unprecedented changes in nature. This is cyclical and predictable, yet most of the population lives right on the frontline of catastrophe. In hindsight, it’s easy to see all of the bad decisions that brought them about. The lesson is to evaluate your current situation and willingly make the changes now so you don’t suffer the consequences of bad decisions later on. This is guidance for everyone to heed. ~ Linda Deir