Beautiful Monday morning here... fog surrounding my little hill creating a blanket of quiet. What do I want to feel this week? I notice my Monday brain getting busy, going through my timeline and what I'd love to create but that means nothing if I don't get in alignment with the reason behind those actions. Are these tasks in alignment with who I want to BE, and most importantly, will they enhance how I want to feel, both in the doing and in the post-doing bliss?
So... time to get quiet and play with my new Malas and feel into what I want to create today. Connection and ease. Simple as that....
How about you?
All rules can be broken.
I've made these same Malas about 10 times now. The knots didn't hold, the beads were too loose, the tassels broke leaving them with nubs that couldn't be removed and they were awkward to wind on my wrist and I could only wear them long.
I kept trying to make a traditional mala by the rules. It's a sacred piece meant to be a certain way right? One continuous circle...
I kept getting more and more frustrated.
Then I remembered that something can be sacred to me even if it's not the same as it's been for hundreds of years.
Who said it has to be one way only? I can make it MY way.
So instead of continual loop I put in a clasp. I hung the tassel so that its removable if it breaks. And I crazy glued the hell out of my knots just in case.
108 beads customized to work for me and for my connection. They aren't perfect.
My meditation doesn't have to be the same as a Tibetan Monk to be totally awesome. Even though Malas have always looked the same doesn't mean there's a hard core rule that they have to.
I forget that sometimes. I have to give myself permission to do things in a way that brings me joy. So we will see how this design works out. The best part is that it's just one more formula dropping out of my life...
Everything you've dreamed of, journaled on, envisioned, known is your path... it's already been created on an energetic level. The heavy lifting is already done.
To get to the point of clarity and alignment? The hard part. The EASY part is taking the steps to make it a physical reality.
Spend time getting crystal clear on what you are creating. Spend time feeling it. Spend time knowing it to be so. Even if you don't know HOW it's going to come to pass, get the energetics in alignment FIRST.
Every action after that becomes easy.
Put that in your to-do list pipe and smoke it...
Finally!!! I've been watching everyone else get their copies with envy and mine is here at last! My publisher copies still aren't here oddly enough but I ordered this on Amazon lol.
At first glance... It's freaking awesome, way bigger than I expected and the layout turned out amazing (except I've already made notes for the second edition to tweak a few things haha).
Now it's real...
I'll be honest - I feel a little 'kid in a candy store with an unlimited budget' right now in a new group I created. I can't wait to play!!
The thing is - there's almost too much energy! So much to share, so much to talk about, so many many things I'd love to post.
It's chaotic energy.
And while it's fun to play there - it's not where I know I'm the most powerful.
Take a breath.
Slow it down.
No need to share it all in the next 92 seconds.
What ONE message would I love to start with?
One of the challenges for me - I'd love to say when I started creating my business intuitively but really it's more like all the time - is the slow down piece. See it's impossible to be present to the messages if we're rushing by them. I told a client yesterday that it's like she brought a big screen tv to a camping trip. She's missing the beauty. She's missing what the universe really wants her to hear... because she's so excited to hear it ALL.
Truly to dive in we have to slow down and REALLY listen. Allow ourselves the opportunity to feel and hear and BE.
What happens as a result is we do the ONE most inspired action and connect with the ONE person who can help us the most. It's a lot less spaghetti throwing and a lot more intentional creation.
So I'll start there... if you could do only ONE thing to grow your business or your life today, what would it be?
Time to get not-so-serious & play.
Earlier this week, I turned away someone who wanted to quadruple her business, fill 10x more programs and a bunch of other numeric achievements... because results are simply by-products of the work we do together, and if that's the only place she wanted to go, we just weren't going to be a match.
I know that's what everyone else is promising you. They're all promising results and ways to get out of imaginary pain or stickiness, x-easy steps to greatness.
That's not awesome sauce for me.
If you had a year with me - what would you create?
If your inner world exploded all over your business, what would it look like?
What's the real dream? Because it's not usually 'fill up my practice' that is the real driver. It's 'make an impact', 'change lives', 'create freedom in my life'.
Where do you need permission to do things differently? Uniquely? Crazily? Slowly? Your way....
We work on the inner world and create from there. All the stress and mental activities that go into business building will melt away when we can get down to the simplest way of being in your business.
The results will happen...
But only when we find your soul's true way of creating them.
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I don't know how...
Right now I've got a book about to be available tomorrow (Unconventional Wisdom...).
I've got another book that will be available on 09-09 (Your Inner Council).
I'm filling a program (UnTraining Program).
I've started calling in the players for my next joint book and I've started going through my stories for my next solo-book.
I've got amazing existing clients to support.
Plus all my family stuff.
It's a lot of little details and work and busy...
and there was a point a couple of weeks ago when I got really anxious.
Because I didn't know HOW I was going to do it all, or even if I knew HOW to do it period. If I was capable, knowledgeable enough. If I had enough time.
I started beating myself up for waiting, for committing, for being is such a frenzied state of doing.
And then I stopped.
Because at the core of it all was that the question that was making me crazy was the one question that I never needed to know the answer to... "HOW"?
I don't know how I'll get it all done.
AND I will either get stuff done or I won't.
Honestly, I bet it will all happen one thing at a time like always.
I don't know how to do a lot of the stuff on the list.
AND I will either figure it out or I won't.
Honestly, I can figure out most everything with enough googling or people asking.
I don't know how I'll fill my program.
AND It will either fill or it won't.
Honestly, I trust that it will.
I don't know if I'll sell even one book.
AND It will either sell or it won't.
Honestly, I have enough friends and family that love to support me that both books will do quite well.
When we get stressed out about imaginary futures it's usually because some part of us is tied up in the results, in the how it's going to happen. But we don't need to know how in advance.
'How' is our brain blocking us from what we know to be true...
You know what works? Just doing it, figuring it out, being in the middle of the experience, trusting yourself. This is the moment of active surrender, when we release the 'HOW' and just keep practicing, just keep showing up, just allowing yourself to not have to know the details.
Because the magic in life isn't in knowing it's secrets, it's in experiencing them.
"In the world of airy fairy, new age non-sense"... I read this in a post this morning and my heart hurt.
This is why we hide our spiritual sides from the world.
This is why we judge ourselves, pretend it's not real.
This is why we go up into our heads as the 'valid' way.
This is an intuition blocker that in some way has been installed in our consciousness for generations.
Being Intuitive is not airy fairy.
Listening you your heart's desires is not non-sense.
Following your nudges instead of a prescript path is not new agey.
And when we glibly negate how powerful this connected side of us really is, a part of our human potential dies a little.
You are naturally connected. You have been gifted with a deep sense of knowing. Spirit, God, Source, Universe... it's not some whimsical thing that crazy people in hippy costumes made up. It's a resource that is available to you 24-7 for your entire life.
Your ability to use it, tap into it, live it, is in direct proportion to your ability to Actively Surrender in every moment, in every thought, in every action. This is the path of a Warrior, not some weakling with no ability to succeed because they aren't using formulas.
And it takes dedication to the path, exactly because of comments like the one above. It's easy to live in your head. It's expected. It's what everyone does.
Don't get derailed.
This shit is real and it works and it feels amazing, and it feels heart breaking, and it brings joy, pain, love, expansion, contraction.
It's called living a life connected to you at the core.
FYI - Cut & Paste NEVER sounds personal...
You can achieve more with ONE personal message with a real conversation to truly connect than you can with 100 messages you cut and pasted and sent, pretending like you actually give a damn about me.
I know because I've made those mistakes. I've played the numbers game. I kept really busy sifting sand. It worked sporadically. Occasionally I'd attract someone. But it was a lot of effort for little payout.
I don't like working harder for results.
It sounds like it will make things happen faster - it doesn't. It repels people. It makes people want to ignore you. It is a lot of busy work that doesn't always pay off. It might make you feel like you're doing something to succeed when in fact it's not getting you any closer to where you want to be. It's spinning wheels...
And honestly, it always always sounds fake, scripted, ordinary and I hated doing it. Whichever marketing guru told me this was the way... well whatever.
A cut & paste message asking me to your event, to be an affiliate, to sell me a program, to tell me 'nice to meet you, please like my fan page'... c'mon guys. When you RECEIVE those, what do you do?
Do you cringe a little? Do you have an 'ick' feeling?
So there's no reason why I would want to make another person feel like that ever.
There's a better way.
Take the time to truly Connect.
Who is this person? Would they even truly be interested in my event/service/ whatever?
Have a dialogue of 'who are you' with them.
Take 5 minutes to shake their hand and look them in the eye and SEE them (yes, even if it's online).
Build a connection FIRST.
5 minutes talking to one person will get you further than 50 minutes of cutting and pasting every single time.
No busy to be busy.
No repelling people with your bad marketing messages.
Actual, real client creation.