The Gift of Choosing Your Response
Thank you everyone for your kind words regarding my appearance on The Real Housewives of Dallas. Your support was greatly appreciated. If I may, I’d like to share a few thoughts with you about what I learned from the experience.
As I watched the episode, I did not know how to response or feel at the time. The next day I was still trying to process through the choices the producers made in postproduction regarding the editing of my session with Kameron Wescott and her family. The actual session lasted about an hour and was filmed in real time from start to finish. During that time, there were many tender moments with Kameron, Court, and their daughter, Hilton. I felt it was a very successful session, which only added to my perplexed feelings regarding the choices the producers made.
The next day after the episode aired, I was still trying to work my way through how I felt about all of it. That following morning and early afternoon was extremely busy. I found myself racing from one errand to another. I had a long to-do list and an afternoon In-Home visit on my schedule. As I checked tasks off of my to-do list, my thoughts kept wandering back to my RHOD appearance. The day was very rushed, and honestly, I felt a little distracted and unsettled. I had to keep pulling my attention back to the present moment and the task at hand.
I finally got on the road to my friend’s house for my afternoon appointment. We had plans to speak with her dog companion regarding her behavior around cats. My friend’s house is about a 30-minute drive from my home, giving me yet another window of time to ruminate on my thoughts and feelings about The Real Housewives of Dallas episode I had watched the night before.
It had been a hectic day, and I was running a little behind. As soon as I tried to get on the Dallas Tollway, I saw the entrance ramp was blocked. I sat still in traffic on the parkway for about 10 minutes. After I got down the Tollway a bit, I saw that all the lanes were blocked because of an accident. Since I was already pressed for time, I became very stressed. On top of everything else I had been feeling that day, the stopped traffic got the best of me, making my blood boil!
Then, in that moment, I remembered what I say to my Intuitive Coaching Clients quite often, “All of life is a neutral event until you decide either to react or choose to respond to it.” Generally, when we react in a negative way we feel out of control and frustrated the same way I was feeling. When we respond to events in our lives, we are choosing how we want to feel about those events. Being responsible is our ability to choose our response to anything that is happening in our lives.
So, with that in mind, I took a deep breath, quieted my mind, asked for some divine assistance, followed my wonderful GPS detour instructions and suddenly I wasn’t stressed anymore. I could see how my thoughts and the day’s events had affected me in a negative way. I decided to let everything go and bring myself back into the present moment, and when that happened, I immediately felt at peace. I found myself in a wonderfully centered place when I arrived to see my friend and her dog companion.
This also changed my perspective about my appearance on The Real Housewives of Dallas. In fact, I couldn’t believe it when two clients* on the east coast reached out to me for an animal communication session recently, because they saw me on the show. My RHOD appearance allowed me to connect with clients, whom I might not have ever connected with otherwise. Sometimes our paths aren’t always a straight line.
One particular client was grief stricken over the loss of her animal companion, and I could feel she needed some help. Had I not been on the show I would not have had the opportunity to work with her, and for that I am very grateful. I was honored to be of service to her, offering some much-needed comfort. After all, that is exactly what is most important to me; bringing more love and light into the world.
Recently, on the TV Show, ‘Manifest’, I heard the most wonderful piece of advice. I wish I would have thought of it first. When you are feeling stressed, "Breath in the flower and blow out the candle.”
Many Blessings to you in all of your moments,
*Below is a new review from one of the east coast clients who contacted me after my appearance on The Real Housewives of Dallas.
It is hard for me to put in words how painful the loss of my soul dog Chance has been. I reached out to Sandra to see if I could connect with Chance. I truly felt that Chance was with us on our call. She said words that no one would have known. My husband always called Chance a little trooper and when she said that Chance told her he was a little trooper, my heart smiled. Sandra is very calming and kind. It was a wonderful experience.
E.D. - Apr 20, 2021 - Customer since Apr 2021