One reason to share your gifts

If you’ve felt scared of putting yourself out there, check this out.

I’ve written thousands of pages of material around spirituality, abundance and entrepreneurship over the years.

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Spirit tells me I have enough material on my computer’s hard drive right now for five lifetimes.

So why is it sitting on my hard drive, and not out there in the world?

I asked myself this question in meditation:

“I know that resisting putting out this material for people to see and read is absolutely your best idea right now, so …

“Why does it seem like such a good idea to continue sitting on this material?”

I heard:

  • “I don’t know what’s going to happen if I share it”
  • “I don’t want to know what could happen if I share it”

So, I said, yes. You’re right.

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No one knows what’s going to happen if we share it. We don’t know what’s going to happen five minutes from now, much less what’s going to happen if we share our writing with the world.

I also see you don’t want to know what could happen if we share it. That’s fine. Since there’s no way to know what could happen, why would you want to know? Why bother with idle speculation?

This resistance to sharing more of my writing reflects my relationship with uncertainty.

I flat-out hate uncertainty.

As I thought about how much I hate uncertainty, this thought came into my mind:

There is ONE thing that’s certain about sharing my writing with the world.

The odds are 99% that if I put it out there, at least one person will read it someday.

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And maybe, just maybe, it could help them in some way, like:

  • They could think, “Wow, I never thought of that. Maybe I can do what I feel called to do, too.”
  • Something I’ve written could make them feel less alone, because someone else knows how they feel
  • Something in it will inspire them to speak the first kind word they’ve said to their spouse (or their child, their employee, their dog) in a week
  • They could feel inspired to start offering their gifts to the world, too.
  • There are countless other possibilities, but these four are excellent reasons to start sharing more right now.

There is ONE thing that’s certain about continuing to resist sharing my writing with the world:

  1. NO ONE will get the help my work could give them

That thought made me burst into tears.

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The idea that I was withholding something that could help someone filled me with shame and despair.

So, I rushed to reassure that tearful part of me, “I know that was never your intention. You are kindness and goodness itself – you would never knowingly withhold help from anyone.

“That is NOT what you have done.

“What you have done is protect yourself from the uncertainty you hate.

“Yet it’s important for you to see that the effect of what you have done is that people you –and only you – could have helped have had to live without that help. Until now.

“I see you’re grieving over all the wasted years, the wasted opportunities to be of service, the wasted potential – and, yes, that’s sad.

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“Go ahead and feel that sadness and guilt and shame – knowing all that wasted time is over in the moment you realize the effect of your decision to share only a little bit of all you’ve written over the years.

“In that moment of realization, the pattern of sitting on the material, instead of sharing it, starts to dissolve.

“The tide is turning right now, energetically, and you will stop doing the old pattern because it begins to break up the moment you observe it – just as a particle changes when it is observed by quantum physicists. It is the same thing, because everything is energy.

“The particles of withholding love, help, awareness, insight and support are breaking up now and re-forming into willingness to share what you have to give in generous measure.

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“Well done!”

Thank you, Holy Spirit, for inspiring me to write this down and share it on this blog.

And thank you, dear soul, for reading it.

If you would like to share your thoughts in the comment box below, I’d love it!

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Ready to clear self-doubt?

If you’re tired of your brain “protecting” you from reaching your goals, check this out.

Has self-doubt held you back from taking even one baby step toward the life you yearn to live?

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Whatever you are afraid will happen if you take that step – chances are, you can handle it.

How can you trust that?

Why can you trust yourself?

Well, look at all the stuff you’ve already handled in your life.

You’ve endured experiences that would have crushed countless others.

You’ve survived events you felt certain you would never live through – and yet, here you are – thank goodness!

You are a champion, my beautiful friend.

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And yet, self-doubt still plagues you.

Why?

Lots of reasons, including:

  • Childhood programming to see yourself as a victim or weakling
  • Systematic undermining by loved ones (who may, or may not, realize what they are doing)
  • Your own brain’s negativity bias – it’s wired to doubt the positive and trust the negative

Wow. How do you make self-doubt stop?

It’s hard to undo so many levels of programming – nature, nurture, culture, DNA – all by yourself.

The first step

Become aware you’ve been trained to doubt yourself.

The second step

Be willing to step away from the madness that urges you to doubt your worth, your intelligence, and your capabilities.

The third step

You can do it

 

Join us on Tuesday Oct. 10 for the free new online Abundance Healing Circle “Self-Confidence Here and Now.”

In this 30-minute guided meditation, you will experience:

  • Healing of the wounded inner child keeping you scared and stuck
  • Clearing of the blocks to self-confidence your ego-mind created in a misguided attempt to keep you safe
  • New understanding of the experiences that made you lose faith in yourself – so you can forgive yourself and move forward with confidence and joy

If this sounds good to you, click on this link to register for Tuesday’s free online healing circle.

If you can’t make the live call on Tuesday October 10, go ahead and register anyway so you can get a link to the limited-time replay.

To get the most out of “Self-Confidence Here and Now,” please take a moment to answer the questions on the registration form. Not a requirement – just a suggestion to enrich your experience.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, my dear. May Abundance of every kind find its way to you.

 

The #1 Cause of Stress and Suffering

Click here to listen to this Abundance Activation audio. heavy_traffic-maryus-bio-754

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

“If he cared about me, he would show up on time!”

“What idiot is holding up the traffic? I’m running late! Get moving, people!”

“Another night in front of the TV with a microwaved dinner … I am so lame …”

Thoughts like these may arise from different situations, but they have one thing in common:

They spring from an unconscious bedrock belief called “Something is Wrong.” 

Because this belief is rooted in nothing real, it creates so much free-floating anxiety that even the tiniest bump in the road triggers your brain’s stress response; and leaves you suffering from exhaustion, irritability, and resentment that life is so freaking hard.

We can start healing your body, mind, heart and soul from the effects of stress and suffering right now, if you wish.

Would like your Higher Power to …

  • Show you the true nature and purpose of life, so you can peacefully release your resistance to it
  • Help you understand why things happen, in a way that makes sense to you
  • Reveal the blessings available to you in every moment
  • Show you what happiness looks like, sounds like, tastes like, and feels like
  • Illuminate your understanding of why you are safe, worthy and ready to touch happiness right now

If so, please say “Yes” out loud now and sense light awakening in every cell of your body and spreading out beyond your skin to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Very good!

Notice how you feel.

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relaxation-cool-water-haley-phelps-119782If healings like these help you feel better, you are lovingly invited to join the Abundance Healing Circle “Happiness Here and Now,” where you will experience many such healings.

In this highly interactive online Abundance class, we will do live healings to:

  • Transform the love/hate relationship with life that keeps you stressed and suffering
  • Release the burden of your judgments against yourself and others, so you can easily make a fresh start
  • Set you up for success with a simple, do-able Abundance Activity you can use to continue increasing your happiness

Let’s just imagine …

How much peace of mind will you enjoy when you stop fighting life and feel how much life loves you?

How fulfilled will you feel when your relationships smooth out and become more harmonious?

What new adventures await you as you decide to live your life full-out?

Join our Abundance Healing Circle on August 8 and find out! I would love it if you joined us.

In addition, to support you as we go into deep waters, you will receive a special rate on private sessions with me.

If this sounds good to you, click here for more details and registration.

In the meantime, much love and many blessings to you!

 

Recommended Resource

“You Are Not Your Brain”

By Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD and Rebecca Gladding, MD   You are not Your Brain

Experts in the personal development field agree: If you genuinely want to create positive changes in your life, it’s essential to stop believing everything you think and feel.

Your critical inner voice will keep you stuck at square one until you learn to keep moving despite the cruel comments in your head.

The question is …

Just how do you stop believing the thoughts in your head and the feelings in your body when they seem so real and true?

How can you cultivate right perception when your brain keeps sending you deceptive, disempowering messages? (See previous post about how right perception helps make you a magnet for love and money)

With this dilemma in mind, the authors of “You are Not Your Brain” offer a four-step guide to rewiring your brain so it works for you, rather than against you.

This scientific yet soulful and reader-friendly book uses stories, studies and real-life examples to illustrate practical solutions for changing bad habits, ending unhealthy thinking and taking control of your life.

I experienced so many healings and insights while reading “You are Not Your Brain,” it took me weeks to finish it because I needed to take breaks from all the breakthroughs. That’s a high-class problem 😀

It was so worth it! My prayer is that it will help you as well, my dear.

You Are Not Your Brain

 

What books have transformed your way of thinking? Please leave a comment below – I’m always looking for recommendations!