Ooh it's really starting to get chilly in Melbourne now so the fire has been lit regularly, the hot water bottle is full and the hot soups are on repeat.
I love beginning of winter but I must admit that usually after a month of cold weather... I'm over it!
I'm a sun worshipper by nature and am so excited to be heading over to Europe’s summer in just a few weeks! Yay! Don't worry I'll take you with me and keep you updated on our adventures on the weekly blog!
Speaking of winter... what happens to your business when your emotions go through a winter period?
Do you shove the emotions back down and avoid feeling or do you dive into the depths of healing?
I bet most of you sensitive, soulful and heartfelt beings dive right into the healing while most of society is trying to avoid it!
But my question today is... respectfully of course... are you addicted to healing yourself... so much so that you use it as an excuse not to step up to commit fully to your dream biz and life?
I ask this important question because this is the BIGGEST area that I see get in the way of success amongst soulful entrepreneurs.
It certainly did for me as I was addicted to fixing myself for years and held myself back from really going for it. The day I admitted this was liberating and set me free to really commit to my dream!
Most of us have been fed the false philosophy that we are broken and we need fixing. We worry that we are not confident enough, smart enough, stable enough, wise enough to be successful in creating our dream.
“If I just deal with this, or fix that, or heal this... then I'll be worthy of great success!” we think.
We can often put our dreams on pause and hold back for years while we are trying to get our shit together... but do we ever really get our shit together? The process is endless.
Of course we need to face our emotions daily and dive right in particularly during difficult phases in our lives.
However we are so much more than emotions and need to also dive deeper for our intuitive guidance and take action on creating our dream.
On a deeper spiritual level we are not broken and we have never been broken.
We are not damaged and we do not need fixing.
Consider this truth for a moment.
What if despite your neurosis, emotional wounds, crazy behaviours and circling patterns... you were pure peace, love and perfection beneath?
What if you were here to realise your spiritual perfection while loving and accepting (rather than constantly trying to fix) your naturally human emotional imperfections?
What if loving and accepting your madness was the key to allowing it's power to dissolve?
What if you've been waiting to really go for it in your business until you are fixed?
5 steps to allow self acceptance to replace obsessive fixing.
NO MORE LABELS – Stop labelling yourself as broken, damaged, a mess, a hopeless case, and see yourself from a deeper wiser perspective.
WELCOME ALL – invite the emotional waves and patterns to come as a natural response to life and remain the silent witness of them. Don't try to avoid, analyse, fix or attach a story to emotions. Just be present, open and allow them to pass in their own time.
SHIFT FOCUS - Rather than focusing on the emotional pain or pattern, see the emotion as a sign post that points to the stillness that lies beneath. It is important to note that shifting focus does not deny or avoid the emotion.
Stay open and allowing of each emotion but also dive deeper.
MEDITATE – next time you have a strong emotional response, remove yourself rom the situation when able, close your eyes and breathe. Bring your attention the vast expanse of who you are rather than the emotional waves that move within the greater expanse. Be the ocean that allows the waves to pass over its surface, while remaining still at the ocean floor. Note: It takes practice to master this. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Practice with the small waves everyday in preparation for the big waves when they come!
CELEBRATE – enjoy your human responses to life. Allow yourself room to be flawed, to make mistakes, to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue to let the blissful chaos of life flow through you.
So it is time to stop trying to fix yourself and to discover the magnificence of who you are beyond emotion. It is time to stop holding yourself back and step up fully and whole-heartedly to take your business and your mission to new heights.
YES I'M READY TO FULLY COMMIT TO MY DREAM I AM ENOUGH!