A friend asked me last year if I ever have a bad day. The question caught me off guard, because at the time I was having a lot of them. Lots of stress over new things in my life that I was trying to sort through. His tone seemed a little annoyed when he asked. And he offered his perspective that it was okay to have a bad day once in awhile.

His question gave me pause to think. I certainly have bad days. But I rarely show them; that’s why he asked me the question. I have a couple of people I will talk to if I feel the need, but for the most part I’ve got a smile on my face as I go along.

My friend had a good point though. Bad days, moments, experiences, anything that you might see as other than what you wish to have, are all important. They give the contrast, or the perspective, that you need to know more and more clearly what you do want. They also give you a good handle on what you are aligned with in that moment. Alignment is absolute: What you are being at any given time is what you get at any given time.

If you deny experiencing things you consider bad, you miss out on one of the most important manifesting tools there is.

The difference comes in with what you do with your bad day. I choose to be aware of mine just enough to get the contrast I need to “launch a rocket of desire” as Abraham would say; to move full force towards a better expression of what I want to experience. I thank the bad experience for that gift of perspective and I release it and let it go.

I suggest you do the same.

By acknowledging the bad day as useful, using the gift it gives, thanking it, and letting it go, you position yourself for the fastest realignment and for a powerful manifestation of what you would rather have.

How might you do this? There are many ways, the best will be what suits your style.

For many it is enough to go through the steps in their head. “I acknowledge the message you are bringing me through my current experience, and I am grateful. I now release you to clear space for what you have shown me that I really want. I bless you, and let you go.” This can be in response to a bad day, an experience, a person… anything.

For others, getting it out of their head and onto paper in words or a drawing is cathartic, and then burning or otherwise getting rid of the paper while giving thanks, appreciation, and blessings.

The way you do it matters not. It is the intention behind it — embracing it, thanking it, blessing it, and letting it go to make room for better alignment — that is most important.

So have a bad day. But once you get what you need from it get on with other things. And make no apologies to those who never see anything but the goodness that is your life!

With Blessings and Gratitude,
from Santa Fe, New Mexico

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