Thursday, December 07, 2006

COST OF DOING BUSINESS

Got a speeding ticket in the mail today. Busted. Photo radar. No question that's me squinting in the sun, visor flap down, my green NIKE jacket, doing 48 in a 35 MPH zone.

Got out the checkbook, wrote out the $206.00 "bail", and thanked God I had the money in my account. Thanked God I routinely speed on that road, every day and twice on Sundays, and this is the first time I've been "caught". Thanked God I was gently reminded to slow down, one little ticket, didn't have to broadside another car to get that "reminder", didn't have to be hurt or hurt anyone else.

Pretty painless.

It was only hours later that I absorbed the change in me. The change is becoming natural, the new and improved attitude is coming automatically, I don't need so many internal debates before arriving at my destination of peace. Got the ticket, went straight to gratitude, didn't get sucked into the vortex of victimization, anger or resentment. Kinda proud of myself, but pride is a low vibration (175) coming from the emotion of scorn, and the process of inflation*. I'm going to try to vibrate at a higher frequency, at least courage (200), courage to face bigger issues with the same attitude.

* From the book, Power vs. Force, by David Hawkins. More annoying vibrational frequency data coming to a blog near you!

9 comments:

Michelle O'Neil said...

You are AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Love!

Terry Whitaker said...

this is really good--the "teaching" is incredible--and the "writing" is really evolving into a beautiful personal style all your own.

Anonymous said...

You have a powerful vibe....I'm feeling ya! love. HOTY

Jerri said...

Simply fabulous.

I know you read about my recent encounter with the law. I left municipal court filled with SO MUCH gratitude for my life.

Jenny Rough said...

Carrie - I can just picture you zipping along :-)

Yay about being grateful for gratitude!

Prema said...

What a great reminder. So 'easy' to do the victim/anger thing, but it always leads to instant suffering. Why is that related to a twisted kind of comfort? Or maybe it's not comfort at all...hmmm. Habit perhaps? Thank you. Thank you. Sometimes it takes a second to shift. Grateful for that.

PsychoBabble said...

Yeah, I like that, taking things in stride, gettin all crazy never gets anyone anywhere anyway

holly said...

love that outlook!

Nancy said...

Have been role playing this "attitude of gratitude" with my children...sort of verbal reprogramming of myself. Told my daughter the other day when my car window was stuck open and my hair was wet and my son missed the bus that I could have been annoyed but...glad that I have a car...grateful for the 5 minutes alone with Tyler in the car ...

He missed the bus agian last week and I started to lecture him about the inconvenience and he said,"but aren't you happy for the 5 minutes alone with me?"

I think they're catching on! Thank you Carrie for being such an awsome teacher, coach and role model! You are an amazing inspiration and so gifted in the way your write these teachings.