What does you jewelry or accessories or style say about your spiritual self?
I remember when I graduated 8th grade. We were required to wear white gowns that reached the floor. We essentially were going to look like a sea of virginal girls moving forward in the world.
So, I HAD to go buy turquoise shoes, tucked demurely under the flowing skirt, for no other reason than I felt constrained by being the same as everyone else.
As I get dressed every day now, I recognize that nod to individuality. I don't dress to be noticed, my clothes are all actually quite neutral, jeans are my norm. But I CANNOT choose the purse or jewelry that would match. I am compelled to find the exact piece that contrasts, that feels unexpected...that nod to my own sensibilities that no one else would naturally choose.
I noticed that this morning as I slid on my favorite navy blue top, that in a sea of blue jewelry, sapphires and lapis among others, I paired it with my orange coral, followed closely by my citrine mala... I could feel how boring the matching choices felt for me and how in alignment the contrast felt - to purposely choose that little 'pop'.
It's a gentle battle against conventional expression.
It's not big and bold 'look at me'
And it's always just a bit unexpected, that peek of turquoise in a sea of white. That little bit of subtle rebellion that powers my soul.
These are messages that our subconscious landscape leaks into the physical world. And I believe these messages have a way of informing us how we feel, what we want to tell others, what our inner selves want US to know.
And conversely, how we can elevate that inner world, by adding color or deleting it, by brushing on a bit of lip gloss or by adding a little gel to our hair. That dance between the inner and outer world is a beautiful one, one that I don't always focus on as I work on that inner world in a disproportionate way.
So today I'm happy noticing that even when I don't know it, I still march in opposition to normalcy...how is your inner world leaking into your appearance?
I've yet to know two people who approach creativity in the same way.
I've yet to know two of my own creations that were created in the same way.
There's no ONE way to create. There's no magic bean you can swallow that will suddenly grow into the perfect creation...which is why I'm completely addicted to the process.
Each person takes a different path, each slightly divergent from the other.
I've been asked to do my writing support work remotely.
Maybe someday, but I'm not ready to do that fully now.
Starting face-to-face, playing with the energy of what you're writing and molding it into a structure is too much fun for me - which is why I do book retreats, so we can get messy, and strategic and emotional and all of it and have big paper and ideas, to allow us to really download where we are going. Each person and each creation has its own way of manifesting into the world - I like doing the detective work to find it...
And yes, when doing a VIP retreat, the timing is always wrong for some people. The dates are always in conflict with someone. The amount of time or travel is never convenient.
But I can FEEL that one person sitting here hovering, salivating at the thought of three full days of wrapping themselves up in their creation. So it's going to take the right intuitive decision maker - it's going to take someone SO committed to bringing their message into the world that they will do what it takes, without over-thinking or over-analyzing.
In just under 2 weeks, we work.
In just under 2 weeks, we find the way YOU create and the way your CREATION wants to be expressed and we do it.
The question isn't are you ready.
Because let's face it, there are always convenient reasons why you're not.
The question is - why the hell not?
Are you willing to dive in and play?
Can you feel the energy in your body when you think about saying yes?
Do you feel that moment of 'oh shit' in the background?
That's how we know it's time to talk...
Sometimes you forget that you are magical.
Sometimes you think your hustle is important.
Sometimes you believe you are alone.
Sometimes you feel the need to intellectualize your intuition.
Sometimes you berate yourself for not being in flow.
Sometimes you lose sight of the view by staring at your feet.
Sometimes you forget that you are unlimited and powerful.
Sometimes you forget why you're here.
And sometimes, you remember.
Sometimes you believe in your own Mastery.
Sometimes you know, without a shadow of a doubt that heart always, always trumps hustle.
Sometimes you allow the magic to pour through you.
Sometimes you are overwhelmed by how beautiful your mission is.
Sometimes you surrender to the flow.
Sometimes you are surrounded by others who remind you of who you are and who you can BE.
Are you ready for that now?
I was at a conference once listening to the speaker talk about the different kinds of speakers and I remember the impact of what she was saying in my system...
There is the technical speaker- coming from a purely teaching standpoint.
There is the informational speaker - teaching with some story, not quite as in-depth as a technical speaker but people are taking notes.
There is the motivational speaker - you feel the endorphins coursing through your system ready to conquer the world when you leave, but the results are temporary and fade.
Then there is the transformational speaker - the talk that literally changes how you see the world forever.
This translates so brilliantly into authorship...and you get to decide what you want to be. I left that talk not with anymore desire to speak on stage, but with the knowing that everything I did, I wanted to be at that highest level of transformation, not just writing a book but writing a book that changes people.
Don't write the safe book.
Write the book that makes your heart beat faster and has your soul quivering with desire.
Write the book you can't not write.
Write the book that is a portal to transformation, not just information.
The world has enough information. What is doesn't have enough of is messengers who will take that information and deliver it in such a way that the reader will never be the same after they put your book down.