This Year – Let Love Lead

A well known, spiritual mind shifting book, A Course in Miracles, encourages us to embrace the idea of “I don’t understand anything.” Meaning to really truly grow and savor life you need to let go of your old stories and beliefs about what something or someone means.

It happens all the time, often quite subtly. You might see a video summit with all these experts lined up with their happy shiny faces and say to yourself, I’ll never be with that group.

Or as you are finishing up your financial books for the year, you have a constant hum of, it’s not enough. It’s never enough. It’ll never change.

Embracing the practice of “I don’t understand anything” means letting go that you know how things are or will unfold. Example,… You are a procrastinator. You’re not creative. You only make X amount of money – you can’t go higher.

Identifying these powerful stories that run your life is a first step in stepping into new possibilities.

When you start identifying these underlying stories that run underneath your dreams, plans and actions then you start loosening up the potential for what’s possible.

The second step is to let go of these old stories and beliefs and how they shape everything you do. This is where healing, forgiveness practices and working with a coach can help.

The next step is to embrace new empowered stories and beliefs that better support your expansion, dreams and desires.

As Marianne Williamson, author of the best seller, A Return to Love, says, the key to this is to give love a chance.

Loving yourself enough to own your unique beautiful brilliance and gifts.

Loving yourself enough to say that your preferences and desires matter.

Loving yourself enough to claim your dream to creative positive change in the world with your business, presence, and leadership.

Loving yourself enough to know that you are enough.

Loving others enough to claim your voice so you can provide better solutions for your soul tribe’s aches, pains and struggles.

Loving others enough to let go of wondering if you matter and your work matters. Treat yourself and your work as though it already matters.

Loving others enough to be vulnerable enough to step into your authentic leadership.

Loving the world enough to show up and make your unique contribution.

Loving the world enough to stop questioning is your contribution enough. Like the Little Drummer Boy who gave his beloved music, trust it is exactly what is needed.

Loving the world enough to be open and curious to where leading with love will take you.

This year we are finding our sea legs. We’ve hibernated and re-evaluated, and now it’s time to step out and be a contribution. Balancing, dancing, pivoting…being nimble with all the uncertainty and changing waters.

You can’t control the ocean, but you can show up day after day and adjust your sails to navigate the ever-changing winds and water.

With love as your guiding light.

You never know whose life you’ll change. Starting with your own.

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Cheers to your creative power and plans!

Are you Spiritual AND Ambitious?

Living a spiritual life means being in alignment with your values and purpose and knowing that there is something bigger than ourselves in this universe.

In many spiritual conversations, there is often an underlying message about how business can be greedy, and be a breeding ground for wanting more power and being in the spotlight in a self-centered way.

That it’s somehow MORE spiritual to be overly humble and that big dreams are really your ego’s doing.

But what if you are secretly (or not so secretly) ambitious?

Ambitious meaning that you have a big vision and deep desire for transforming many lives. Ambitious might mean that your vision is huge for making a difference, or that you have an untraditional approach to traditional ways of doing things and it requires you to speak up!

Sometimes being ambitious can feel like it doesn’t have a place in the spiritual conversation.

That somehow being ambitious is all driven from your negative ego.

That it’s bad or wrong to have such high aspirations.

Or even the thought of “who do you think YOU are” to have this big of a vision.

I recently had a huge insight for myself around being ambitious.

I realized that I am expending a whole lot of wasted energy and compromising my own sense of alignment and peace by only letting my ambition and big dreams squeak out every now and again before I squash them back…for the sake of it’s “too much.”

It’s not spiritual to be ambitious.

Let’s just blow this baby up!

First of all, it’s such a disempowering thought. It immediately makes me feel constricted and tight and makes me want to dampen my light.

It’s always a good clue when there’s constriction energy that what you are thinking isn’t a truth.

How about you?

What are your thoughts and beliefs about being spiritual and ambitious?

Healthy ambition is about creating, expansion, using your gifts for good.

The universe is all about creative expansion! It’s built into the DNA of nature.

And we are a part of this beautiful universe…so we have a natural desire to want to expand.

Business and ambition aren’t good or bad.

It’s the choice to letting it be aligned with your values.

As I have been reclaiming my relationship with healthy ambition and letting it be seen and appreciated.

I feel more free, at peace and comfortable in my own skin.

Ambitious is a part of who I am.

I have big dreams. Big desires to make a difference.

Claiming it and living from my true self brings a sense of alignment – it’s like I can finally breath fully.

What about you? Are you secretly ambitious?

Where have you been holding back your big dreams because you’re thinking it’s not spiritual enough?