“We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.”
In this series, I’m appealing to all parts of us because we need to be integrated. If you are only in your spirit all the time, you will be out of balance in this world. I know some wonderful people who are intensely spiritual, but they bump into things, they forget to pay their bills. They’re not practical. And that causes problems for them.
As well, you have to take care of your body so that you can be of service in whatever way you can do best. You need to take care of your mind because the thoughts that you’re thinking will determine the level of stress you experience.
These 3 things make up who you are, and all 3 must be nurtured for you to have the truly successful life you deserve.
How many of those people who suddenly had to leave their homes because a bomb fell in the street, had a go bag. Do you know what a “go bag” is? It’s a bag or box you pack with emergency supplies that you have ready to grab in case of emergency.
When sirens are blaring and fires are breaking out, you won’t be able to start packing the necessities as you leave your unsafe situation. So you need to have that ready to go. Do you have yours? Probably not.
Most people just don’t think about future disastrous possibilities. You want to be positive, you don’t want to imagine a time when some tragedy could strike and you have to rush off. Right? But hey, it doesn’t hurt to do it. And if something should happen, you are prepared.
The other aspect of an emergency is the provisions that you have in your home. What if you can’t get out of your home for some reason? The internet goes down or the phone lines go down and you are in your home and you can’t go anywhere?
Again, this is why I said I needed a house with a basement because I wanted to have a place for my supplies. I wanted to have enough food, water and so forth to hold out for a while if I had to.
I hope you’re not thinking I’m an alarmist or anything like that. I am not. This is just one component of what I consider a sensible thing to do: to take care of yourself because, as you well know if you’ve listened to my videos, I’m all about releasing stress.
You want to minimize stress as much as you can. If something comes up by surprise, you want to be prepared in as many ways as possible. That’s my goal, I hope it’s yours.
Briefly (I’m not going into details here because you can find this info on the internet).
1. Food– My mother taught me how to be a shopper, how to look for bargains, how to compare prices. She said, “When you get the circular from the supermarket, go through it and circle the items on sale that you use. Don’t buy stuff you don’t use.” What I do, each time I go to the market, I buy 2 of some non-perishable food that’s on sale and store one in the (beloved) basement.
2. Water–Depending on the size of your family, you need a certain amount of water for each person for so many days. Look that up.
3. Medicines you take and first aid supplies– I have a kit in my basement –all kinds of tapes, bandaids, antibiotic cream, ace bandages, tourniquet, aspirin etc. (That should go in the go bag, too, by the way.)
4. Clothing, blankets, sleeping bag.
5. Portable radio with batteries
6. Consider what to do with pets.
What else? There are lots of other things. I have my list, and if you want to see what I have in my go bag and what is in my kit in the basement, you’re more than welcome to DM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be glad to send it to you.
The happy, successful person is prepared because it relieves stress. Just do it! Once you do, you will say, “Oh, that feels good, huh? That’s one thing off my mind!”
Everything Begins with a Thought,
So monitor your thoughts and eliminate the ones that hurt.
I’m here for you and I want you to know that you have all the answers you need within you, even if the answer you get is, “Go get help from so and so.” That answer will send you in the right direction so you can be the calm, creative, joyful, and successful entrepreneur you are meant to be!
By now I hope you know that I teach busy entrepreneurs how to start the day with intention and an Abundance Mentality. If you would like to have a 30-minute chat with me about the stress that is keeping you from the success that an abundant and calm mentality will offer you, you will find my calendar here to set up a time: www.calendly.com/MarciaGrace