I’m starting off this post with a question for you: have you ever had a moment where you felt completely and fully in your element? Like, time stopped moving and all that was left was you and your groove? They don’t come often, that’s for sure, but when they do, it feels amazing.
I experienced such a moment at a retreat in Utah recently where I am lead coach in a year-long program for other soul-preneurs. We had a ‘get stuff done” night and I spent about 90 minutes helping someone create their opt-in pipeline (a series of emails that someone receives to welcome them to your list). Now that may not sound like big fun to you but it made my creative brain go all buzzy. brilliance
Writing emails is sort of my thing (had you noticed?) and in fact, I once wanted to write a book that was just emails back and forth between two people. (I’ve read two like that and yeah, there’s a fine art to doing it.) So, helping her write the emails for the opt-in is like breathing to me. Time passed but I hardly noticed it because I was so focused on just being in that space and creating.
And that’s what’s called “just showing up” in all your brilliance. Not in an arrogant way but in a way where it’s light and natural for you. I had no idea what we’d create together but I knew that I had the ability to do this with her. And it applies to almost any situation in life. How do you ‘just show up’ and trust that you know what you know?
One of the other women at the retreat is an AMAZING healer. She has powers that put Superman to shame (no lie). Her fear was that she wasn’t fully prepared for her sessions or that she needed still more training. Her Guides spoke through me and told her to “just show up”. That was it. She’ll know what to do. (I admit, it took some convincing before she accepted that was all she needed to do. Oh stubborn ego, why must you badger us so?)
Where do you need reminding to just show up? That it’s enough, that YOU are enough? How can you be in your brilliance today and own it?
What else is possible for you if you open up even more to your flow and joy?
By now you might have heard that renowned spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away on Sunday. Words of love and thanks were all over Facebook and Twitter as the Lightworker community responded to the news. For many of us, he was our first teacher as we started down the road of consciousness.
He certainly was mine.Once I stepped into his world, I never looked back.
Interestingly enough, so much of what he taught comes from Divine Law and old world traditions. But he was able to put it in such a way that it drew in people who wouldn’t ordinarily listen. I was looking into different paths and beliefs when I found Dr. Dyer and I saw so many similarities between what he taught and the teachings of all those paths. He was so down-to-earth about it and helped me understand how to put it into practice in my life.
“Detach from the good opinion of other people” – this one taught me that no matter what others said about you (good and not-so-good), let it go. It’s not about you, it’s about the other person.
“What you think about expands” – thoughts ARE things and as you think, it creates your actions and what shows up in your world.
I had spent so much time listening to him in my car to and from work that his voice lived in my head. When I had the opportunity to see him live at a conference, I jumped on it. What I remember most about it is this: He walked up on stage, no notes, no teleprompter – just him and a microphone and spoke for about 90 minutes off the top of his head. That was amazing to me.
And then I realized that when you live what you teach, no notes are ever required.
So many of my generation (and beyond) have been touched by this man’s willingness to share his truth. His spirit and soul live on through his words and the actions of those who followed his teaching.
Rest in peace, Dr. Dyer. You will be missed.
So, here’s a thing about me: I really like to know what motivates someone’s word or actions. Most of my life is spent wondering “what’s THAT about?” because there’s a reason people say or do things (or don’t say or don’t do things). Always, there’s a payoff. ALWAYS.
Looking at what that payoff is can be tough. Especially if you’re not doing something that you know is the right next step for you. In those cases, the fear often outweighs the perceived reward. Some of my own fears were about the fear of being judged, of being seen (and judged!) and of saying something that will piss people off (and being shunned and ridiculed).
Just yesterday we had a wee discussion in the Business of Intuition Facebook group about how most of those fears live in our head. And they get bigger over time, especially if we even think about moving past them.
No matter what you’re doing, if you’re swimming in fears and judgment, your outer world will reflect it. You’ll choose the safe, the easy and the familiar because you may not know how to process what comes up for you when you make a different choice.
Being willing to look at those choices and that payoff to see if it’s aligned with who you are is challenging. If you’re in a marriage of cruelty and chaos and you crave peace, there’s some inner work to get done to understand why you’re choosing that. If your business is floundering, looking at why you’re choosing to stay invisible may be what’s needed.
All of it is a choice, sometimes made consciously, usually not so consciously. And if you can choose fear, you can also choose confidence. Or joy. Or peace. Every single one of us has our fears and our challenges, true. But if we are willing to find out “what that’s about” and walk through it, our choices become a lot bigger. And happier (even if not in the short-run).
What will YOU choose today?
This week, I received an email from one of my dear readers that really stopped me in my tracks.
She shared that with all my talk of re-branding, her concern was that I’d leave behind all the unique things that made Practically Intuitive so dear to her heart.
Things like intuitive readings, helping connect people with their Guides and Teachers and being open to guiding people where they are, whether they are in business or not. Things I’ve done since the very beginning of Practically Intuitive in 2010.
Maybe from YOUR perspective, too?
In all my excitement about expanding, I didn’t really make it clear that Practically Intuitive isn’t going away. I’m just creating an addition to what I’ve done all along with an even clearer focus on guiding people to imagine, believe in and achieve their biggest vision.
And I’m doing it the way I always have – by getting on the phone with you and holding the space for what’s possible. So many amazing things can come from being in a space where someone sees your heart and soul and reflects that back to you.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve watched my path open up and it’s because I was willing to get in there and look at myself, my life and what I know I’m here to do AND make changes as I go. I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide all my visibility issues or fears of not being good enough were gone.I talked, thrashed and cried my way through. I have someone who holds this space for me and it’s thanks to her that I am where I am in my life.
I can be that person for you – the one who meets you where you are, takes your hand and walks forward with you.
(I use this picture a lot because it carries the energy of my work with my clients.)
Whatever that vision is for you – whether it’s a more empowered life, a business that makes your soul sing, or a relationship that supports you fully, I’m here to help in a way that lifts you up and supports your growth.
It’s what I’ve done in many different ways over the past five years.
If you’d like to talk with me – about anything and get perspectives, guidance and support, you can do that now at a significant savings.
How does it get better than that?
This is not a special and it has no expiration date. Buy it now, buy it later, it’s all good. While it’s on the site as a reading with your Spirit Guides still, you can use it for anything you want. (Truly!)
That’s it. I’m here, I’d love to help if you need that and I’m not going anywhere. I promise.
I send a huge hug and my sincere thanks to the person who wrote me that email. I heard you.
Here’s the link to the page to purchase your session: >> CLICK HERE << and I hope to connect with you soon.
There was an interesting article posted to myBusiness of Intuition Facebook group about the face you show when you’re posting on Instagram (or other social media sites).