What is Parking Karma?
I have always been very grateful that I have good parking karma. Hahahaha but true!! Going back to when my kids were very little whether we were going to Disneyland, the grocery, the mall or even school and I was going to need a space, I would say: “Okay guys, get your parking karma on. Think about my spot. Bring it in so when we get there it is ready for us”.
It worked every time. I just always knew I am going to get a spot on the crowded street or in the packed lot. Sometimes we would drive in and literally the person in front of us was pulling out. Sometimes I would have to circle and watch people walking to get it. But either way, it was the knowing that it would happen without a doubt that is the power.
This is an important question: what would you be doing if you knew you couldn’t fail? The how and when are in faith and trust but the knowing it is going to happen puts you in such a state of calm with relaxed, focused energy. In coaching we also call it clarity, focus, ease, and grace. When I am doubting or things aren’t happening NOW (my inner toddler being impatient) I think about my parking karma. I picture the thing I am doubting and I focus on it working. I create the KNOWING it is going to happen and then I take an action toward it.
Action is also a key ingredient. It is not a passive wanting but an active knowing. I know it can be a challenge when you are in a full-blown doubting fit. I have been there!!! When it is a fit, I do my meditation (even if I have already done it that day, I do it again!!!) then, when I am nice and clear, I focus on the knowing.
Meditation, breath, taking authentic action (not just being busy), coming from our life’s intentions (the things that have deep meaning for us), our standards of integrity, vision, etc. are tools I use in my life and when I coach.
If you need help finding your “parking spot”, please reach out to me. I would love to help you and I’m here for you!
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Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.