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.