This has been one of those weeks where I have been called to step back and see the miracles that take place in my life on a regular basis. For each of us, if we are willing to step back into spiritual detachment, to take that 30,000-foot view, where we get to see things objectively, without an agenda or a need to see things in a certain way, so many, many, things become clear.

I had been talking to a friend about spending so much time working IN my business, I had little to no time to work ON my business. As I stepped back, I could also see however that I had been saying for a while that I wanted to do more. I wanted to touch more people and support them in stepping into their own lives and/or their own businesses. Well, my prayers had been answered. Many more clients showed up or came back after years away.

Once I realized it, I laughed remembering a saying I used to use often “Be careful what you pray for. You may get it.” What a perfect example, for me, of knowing we have never walked a moment alone. Put a prayer out there and if it is right for you, there it is… With little to no effort. It’s all in the timing.

That 30,000-foot view is certainly something I advocate for with so many of my clients. It provides such a sense of freedom. Having the ability to step away from the details, to not go down a rabbit hole into overwhelm, depression, and destructive stories that self-sabotage, is a much-needed skill for all of us.

A wondrous byproduct as well is that we get to see there is a whole world running freely and without our need or even ability to be in control. We come to see the miracle of life, realizing that at our best we are simply putting our fingerprint on a small, no matter how impactful, aspect of one situation, one creation.

Do you get so caught up in the weeds, in the day-to-day, that you forget to laugh, to look at your journey as the wild adventure you have created, through the choices you have made, every step of the way? It is a lifetime of those small moments that support us in creating that life of our dreams. They give us the ability to fall, get up, fly, succeed and/or step back to redirect.

Stepping back to that 30,000-foot perspective, that spiritual perspective, every now and then, permits us to assess where we are as well as where we want to go. Do yourself a favor, step back far enough on occasion, to remember that life isn’t what you get through, it’s what you create.



About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.