Changing Your Mindset in A Challenging Situation

Changing Your Mindset in A Challenging Situation

Not too long ago, I found myself in a pretty challenging situation.

I was angry, upset, and unwilling to look at things from a different angle.

While I was sulking in my corner, I felt my inner guidance tell me (scoldingly, I should add), to pull a tarot card.

It was the last thing I felt like doing – I would have felt better flinging my tarot cards across the room.

Resisting, at a great effort, that toddler-like behavior (only because my oldest and favorite tarot deck is starting to fall apart), I reluctantly pulled a card.

Predictably, it was the Hanged Man.

This card tells us to remove ourselves from the situation and look at things from a different perspective.

When I applied that advice, though very reluctantly, I found myself letting go of my need to fully control the situation. I felt my anger and frustration ease, and I became mindful of how these feelings affected me physically, mentally, and spiritually. I was able to exercise empathy towards myself and the other parties involved. And I slowly felt myself moving towards a compromise.


Challenging situations can arise at any time.

As much as we intentionally work to keep our lives peaceful, it’s impossible to always avoid conflict.

You may find yourself in a headlock with a coworker, friend, partner or loved one.

Or you could be in a situation where you’re frustrated with yourself and unable to move forward.

Either way, the good news is that you have the power to resolve the situation.

It rests in looking at it from a different perspective – or, more accurately, multiple different perspectives.

Changing your outlook, exercising empathy, and letting go of wanting to control the outcome are some of the ways you can take your power back and stop letting the situation control you.

In the post I recently wrote for the Empress Collective Star Tier (and higher tiers), I share the perspectives you can use to look at the situation from a different angle and how to actually do that.

(Spoiler alert: it gets beautifully deep when we talk about channeling the child, teenage, and future versions of you!)

I also share eight deep, insightful journaling prompts that you can use to explore how you can go about looking at the situation differently, what you can let go of, and how you can look at a challenge as an opportunity for learning, growth, and expansion.

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