Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Shift Perspective Toward Good


When we address building our self esteem, bit by bit we practice and see results.

Perhaps we let a former habit run, like thinking poorly of ourself, and then we can wake up to remembering our worth and feeling better. Don’t we love when that happens! Please read this such tale.

I. Reframe Story

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Enid walked for exercise each day. Sometimes she walked in woods. Her philosophy for her fitness involved taking the path of least resistance to making it happen. Therefore, more often she walked on streets nearby.

One day E was striding along, listening to an audiobook, and all at once she was crashing to the ground on knees with one hand to soften her fall. She had not been paying close attention, had stumbled on a spot of uneven pavement. As she was landing, she felt so angry with herself for falling. “What an idiot!” E screamed in her head, “I have hurt myself again!!”

Some men were around her. On fellow working on street repair came over immediately and assisted her back to standing. Another gentleman stopped his car, got out of it, to inquire how she was. He offered to drive her to her home.

Our heroine wanted to show herself she was fine. Therefore, she declined the offer and continued on her walk, a bit slower. Soon she realized that blood was running down her legs and she admitted to herself that heading home was wise. Given the location, she would need to perambulate for 10-15 minutes anyway to reach her dwelling.

Enid stopped the bleeding, pulled together some first aid materials, and then proceeded to meet her friend as scheduled.

That friend assisted her to clean the wounds and applied bandages that can last till the next morning. E noticed she was in shock. During this rendezvous Enid received Jin Shin Jyutsu which rebalanced and soothed her.

II. Carries On

Enid proceeded with daily wound care and carried on. She continued her daily constitutionals and did her regular activities including a folk dancing class.

Inside she felt somewhat shaken and somehow incompetent. In her mind she thought, “A person should not fall. If they do something is wrong with them.”  She is no longer trusting herself as much as she had.

III. The Appointment

At about two weeks post fall, this star visited her Naturopath. This man listened to her report and viewed her injury. To her surprise, Enid heard no reproach or criticism. Instead he commented, “ Wow isn’t it amazing that you did not break any bones! This was a set up to crack your kneecap or damage something else. Look at you! You get up and keep walking!

This speaks to what great shape you are in!  Others your age, who have not followed health protocols so well, would likely suffer more consequences. Your yoga practice, your consistency with supplements, your mental hygiene all these paid off for you in this incident. Your body was tested and you passed with flying colors!”

Enid’s head spun. She realized that so much good flowing from this circumstance. For Heaven’s sake she was being praised for her excellent condition.

IV. Going Forward

This protagonist immediately soaked up the new perspective, notching up her self-esteem. Wow. This had been a giant test she passed.

E made the shift and then continued to feel better. This gal more easily realized signs of Good weaving through her days. She feels more empowerment and optimism now.

Isn’t it worth noticing how shifting our perspective can make such a huge difference! Do you have an account of how this has worked for you? Please comment!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. In these posts composed of true stories, she inspires others to know themselves and compassionately to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-five year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl555@earthink.net to arrange an appointment.

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