I’m back! Sorry for the delay folks. I had a series of personal challenges (all stemming from my recent engagement with Busting Loose From the Money Game, I suppose) and yet another move, that prompted me to take a hiatus from my lovely blogs.
The great part of challenges in life are, of course, the lessons.
And I got the biggest lesson most recently when I said “yes” to taking on another writing gig, when my insides were screaming “no!” You see, I had asked the universe for opportunities to work more with teen girls, and so when I stumbled upon a part-time opportunity to write for a teen organization, I thought the universe was rewarding me with what I had asked. The Law of Attraction in action. Soon, though, my body began screaming. Something didn’t feel right. But, I had wanted this opportunity, hadn’t I? I nudged the feelings aside and ignored my gut which was saying – “Hey, this is not right for you.”
The more I ignored the feelings that said “no” the louder they got and the more the universe attempted to show me my truth. Suddenly, things started going wrong and the signs started pouring in. I pushed the feelings down further, and they popped right back up. Finally, I could no longer ignore them.
The biggest aha! came when my good friend Brooke Emery said to me – “Well, what would you tell me if I came to you with this problem?” I knew then, that I would have to honor my true feelings and withdraw my interest in the organization. I would never encourage a friend or anyone, for that matter, to take action when they had the distinct feeling that it was not the correct course of action for them.
Not surprisingly, once I did tune into my gut, offers to teach girls workshops (yay!) rolled in. And I felt like 5,000 pounds had been lifted from my shoulders, the heavens had parted and life was grand again. My creativity returned and my soul lightened.
So – moral of the story (I’m sure you’re waiting for one). Forget about the power of “yes!” or even the power of “no!” for that matter, the real power lays in listening to YOURSELF. Stop seeking outside forces to convince or cajole you onto your path. Get silent, breathe and listen. And if you’re like me – stubborn – just wait – because your true self will do whatever is necessary to make sure you get the message. Your job is to simply listen.
Let me tell you – listening is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Have you experienced the same lesson?
Ever found yourself in a situation where you felt one thing, but your gut said another? Did you reverse course or stick to it? Tell me your story – I would LOVE to hear it!
See you next week…
Much love and abundance,