Embracing Challenges: Unlock the Opportunities Within

Have you noticed in life that when one thing goes wrong, two or three more things can go wrong at the same time? Our brain can’t help but be overwhelmed by all that’s wrong in our lives. I’ve been asking myself why this happens and thought it would be interesting to write a blog on this.


Could it be that when one thing starts to go wrong, our brain then starts to notice all that is wrong in our lives? It almost blanks out all the good in our lives, as if it were wearing blinkers. Things will always go wrong in our lives. There will always be challenges. The real wisdom comes from knowing we are not the challenge. We are experiencing the challenge, but it’s not who we are. The invitation when there is a challenge is to open up to the divine, to trust in something bigger than ourselves and that all is happening gracefully and as it’s meant to be.


Here are some steps that help me when faced with a challenge or challenging situations:

  1. Breathe
  2. Say to yourself ‘I have everything within me to deal with this challenge’
  3. Go for a walk, run or do some physical exercise
  4. Notice how you are feeling and where you are feeling it in your body
  5. Write down the challenge, your feelings, and what helpful actions you can take and note what resources are available to you – ask for help if you need it!
  6. Focus on gratitude and all that is right in life.
  7. Affirm – all is going to be ok or all is well


Within a challenge, how we feel is dependent on our interpretation of the situation and how we personalise it. This is often dependent on our earlier conditioning. Remember, our feelings fluctuate on a daily basis, and generally, we don’t pay too much attention to them. However, when we have a recurring feeling that limits us, it’s time to pay attention! These are the feelings that are stored away by our subconscious, usually from a previous emotional event. If we clear the previous pain this will allow us to clear the energy and emotion we have stored within us.


It’s important to release these stored feelings or emotions in a safe and gentle way, such as:

  • Talking to a therapist
  • Ho’oponopono technique
  • Reiki healing
  • EFT
  • Hypnotherapy


So when something goes wrong or you are faced with a challenge, firstly, notice how you are feeling and if the feeling is familiar or not. Maybe do some of the above actions to help yourself. Or if the feeling is recurring then allow yourself time to work on yourself and work the feelings or emotions that have arisen.


Above all – know this challenge is an opportunity to connect with your higher self and the divine.”