I see it all the time, and yes, I myself can get caught up in shiny object syndrome and daily distractions just as easily as the most well intended entrepreneur. Social media and life in general have made diversions an easy form of procrastination and escaping the actual doing.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get into flow and stay their with so much joy and enthusiasm that it alone will drive the “doing.”
We took the family to a hot-springs pool recently and I learned by watching. This wasn’t some fancy business retreat or motivational course, this was a public hot-springs hidden down a remote road just outside a small town.
My husband sat in a shaded chair while I sat in a lounger next to him. We would occasionally soak in the pool, but we weren’t there for our benefit, we really went for my youngest daughter and her friend. At 14, sometimes you have to coax the bears out of their dens otherwise they’d hibernate all summer long.
I try to find something in every experience that I can learn from. This trip was no exception. As I sat there relaxing under the shade trying to keep the fly’s off, I started watching a 3-year old boy playing in the shallow end of the pool. He caught my attention because he was right in front of where we were sitting.
I know, not so earth shattering right….. A small boy playing in a pool.
The discovery came after watching him for several hours. From the time we got there until shortly before we left, this young boy was completely entertained and overjoyed over his flip flops.
He found all kinds of ways to get the maximum joy out of them without getting bored or distracted.
He’d put them on his feet and walk around in the pool.
Use them as boats as he pushed them all around.
Threw them (as far as a 3-year old could) so he could retrieve them again.
Push them under the water and be in awe as he watched the water slowly engulf them just so he could pull them back out.
He found so many ways to enjoy these simple $1.99 flip flops for hours. He wasn’t concerned that the kid right next to him had a fancy new inflatable that his mom spent 15 minutes blowing up, that the girl had noodle or that one of the kids had a floatie paddle board. Nope, none of it mattered a bit. He was 1000% content with his flip flops.
Being an adult is amazing because we have so many choices in life, but sometimes all these choices create massive confusion which creates massive blocks in our psyche and energy. All these choices and blocks create confusion, frustration and major overwhelm (aka self-sabotage).
When I started my first product-based company Once Upon A Scribble™, my only focus was on one product – my poetry line. And I was crushing it!
Unfortunately, I found out the hard way how distractions and allowing what everyone else is doing dictate the path of your business is a deadly move. I’m all for growth as long as it’s aligned growth based on your long-game.
Show up in your business hyper-focused without allowing other peoples agendas to creep in and dilute yours is how you gain traction. Clarity is a game-changer! If you’re ready to ditch the distraction, get clear and stop the self-sabotage, bust through the business blocks that are keeping you from stepping into your highest power, check out my new course – created specifically for confused, frustrated, self-sabotaging entrepreneurs who’re ready to up-level.
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I started doing some powerful asking. Two of the questions I asked myself were:
Am I living to my highest potential?
Am I rising above self-created limitation?
I’m a success coach, high vibe entrepreneur, energy practitioner and alignment expert so when I really sat down and had a deep conversation with my higher self. I was shocked to discover that the answer to both of these questions was a solid “no.”
It was a hard pill to swallow, but I needed to be totally transparent and clear with myself on why I wasn’t showing up more. Why I wasn’t sharing my message more fully.
You see, I have a book inside me. I have for a long…long… time. But there is always something else to do. More clients to coach, errands to run, art to make, house to clean, papers to organize, nap to take ;). When there is time, the excuses surface. Too busy, menopause, not feeling in flow, not enough time in the day…..blah…blah…blah..
I wanted to get to the heart of my resistance for not just sucking it up and doing the work. Truth is that when I starting asking some really deep questions it all came back to fear. Fear of not being good enough, fear of opening up and sharing my truth and instead of praise receiving silence. Fear of not coming through authentically enough, fear of not articulating the message, just a crap load of FEAR.
But here’s the thing…. I target energetic emotional blocks and remove them for a living. In fact, I’m a bad-ass ninja when it comes to removing resistance and alignment.
Me, fear… hell no! kick that shit to the curb and get on with it. Yet, it still showed up.
Here’s the gold that came from that powerful questioning AWARENESS!!! I don’t care who you are or what your going through. Once you have awareness, everything changes.
I’ve started my outline, first 2 chapters nearly done, title done and vision for the cover done! I’m setting a goal to have my book completely written by the end of 2017 so I can kick of 2018 with a major win… publishing 😉
Here’s to deep questioning, making space for showing up 100% authentically, embracing the fear and doing it anyway 🙂
oodles of love
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- Acknowledge that you have a direct connection to a higher power
- Spend time in quiet contemplation
- Communicate with your higher self on a regular basis
- Embrace your uniqueness
- Practice non-judgement of self and others
- Be aware of intuitive nudges that come from your higher self
- Surround yourself in love – always, forever and no matter what
Acknowledging that you have a direct connection to a higher power puts you in the receptive mode. Spending time in quite contemplation such as meditation increases your ability to receive. Regular communication builds trust and a deeper appreciation for the relationship. Embracing your uniqueness honors your souls desire for acceptance. Non-judgement of self and others keeps your energy from contracting into ego. Awareness of intuitive nudges allows you to tap into a higher power when you need clarity or direction. Surrounding yourself in love gives you strength, compassion, understanding and healing.
Namaste – Wendy Ann
On a recent vacation to Mesa Verde National Park, we attended an educational ceremony on the ancestral people of that region. I have always been a firm believer in the importance of rituals (as are most energy workers). If you search any ancient culture, you will find a plethora of various rituals that were sacred to each of these cultures. One of my favorites is that of blessing the earth prior to establishing a village. This was done by incorporating elaborate dress, beating of drums, and dancing all around the area. If you dissect this on an energy level, it makes perfect sense.
- Setting the intention to bless the ground.
- Incorporating colors into the elaborate dress (and vibration with the use of shells incorporated into the design).
- Vibrational rhythmic energy with the intensity of drums.
- Dancing – taking physical action as well as matching the energy vibration of the drums and the energy of the individual with that of the earth.
There are so many examples of ancient cultures establishing rituals. This experience has made me realize just how significant they are in working with universal source energy. I know that finding my own personal rituals has not only been an extremely healing experience but also makes me feel connected to my spirit guides and ancestors. If you are searching for a way to incorporate rituals that are more personal to you, be open, ask your guides and allow yourself to play. Rituals and right action should trigger a sense of well-being at a souls level.
Love and Light
For those of you who are familiar with my work, you know that I do Akashic Readings. During an Akashic Session, past lives are revealed. Past lives play a significant role in who we are at a soul level because who we are now is a combination of all our past life experiences.
By gaining a better understanding of repeating patterns of behavior or past life traumas we’ve experienced in other life times, we are able to move forward more freely. It’s in the UNawareness that causes confusion, pain and self sabotage. Once we become AWARE, we can shift the energy and release the energetic ropes that keep us bound to repeat self sabotaging behaviors that are not aligned with where we truly want to be and the person we want to become.
These sessions can get extremely intense for me and my clients, some more so than others. One of the many that left a huge impact on me was a reading I did for a client who experienced several past life traumas and through them all she never carried resentment or fear. The only thing she packed from one lifetime to the next was Peace. Even though the passing from several of these lifetimes was due to brutal circumstances.
The most validating information that we are all universally connected was that she not only carried Peace for herself, but she was gifted with carrying peace for others who were not in a place to carry it for themselves. Her session was validating, strange, beautiful and awe inspiring. It was almost like she was the peace keeper at a train station. When entities were ready, she would gift them a ticket of peace to help them on their journey as they climbed aboard the train to their personal destination. A huge responsibility but she had proven she was up for the task.
Not all Akashic Sessions are this revealing, many only deal with past lifetimes that are most significantly tied to the current one to help an entity in bringing clarity and closure, but everyone of them has opened me up to the amazing power of connection and unity. WE REALLY ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. Let’s treat each other accordingly and gift peace not judgement.
~Peace and Light
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