It happened so suddenly...I thought I was safe.😞
Friday August 12th I was laid off from my instructor position. The six-figure income I'd worked so hard to build, gone like that.
I was advised it was strictly a last-minute financial decision the company had to make. Honestly, it's a sign of the times we are in right now…record-high inflation, home prices declining and rates increasing, all at a pace too rapid for the average American to keep up with. Inflation is up over 20% and the average wage increases only 3-5%. The media keeps us in constant fear of our livelihood and safety.
With all this looming in the world, being laid off shook me to the core when I received the news. I’ve been in my profession as an instructor for over 7 years and continued to thrive. I felt like I had been punched in the gut and abandoned.
I decided to take a step back and do some serious grounding and reflecting... shed a lot of tears and let go. I reminded myself, I had been asking the Universe to transmute my life into something unrecognizable...going over the details of my new life during meditative moments with bliss and joy. I told my husband twice in the last months, I had a feeling there was a massive shift coming…I would be faced with having to give up my 9-5 job in place of the future life path I'd always dreamt…I would have to make a choice. Little did I know it was coming under the guise of a layoff, just a few months later.
Being forced to leave the nest is an uneasy feeling. I felt I was ready, until I actually started to fall...then it felt like failing.
Here's my conclusion...
It's okay to feel the emotions …let them flow, but do not let them overpower you.
Do not let what you see be the driving force of what choices you have for your future…abundance, greater.
Don’t give up believing.
Don’t give up the faith that everything is working out for your highest good and for the highest good of those around you.
I have finally come to the realization, this is my time; to leave my comfort zone and move higher... in alignment with The Creator. This is divine intervention!
Although I'm still working through some negative self-talk that wants to creep up, telling me “you lost everything”, "you need to get a job to survive", "hurry up" …I'm pressing forward and turning the FEAR into FAITH! I KNOW this is the time to create something bigger than myself and solidify my legacy.
It’s time to take hold of the joy I've found.✊🏾
I choose to turn these challenges into opportunities.
If you're going through something similar, or life has been pretty hard on you these days, just know that we are in this together. You are not alone. We will continue to heal together.
Sending love and light,
~ Joy Green