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.

 

What’s holding you back?

Self-doubt keeps you scared, small and stuck

Have you been feeling stuck lately? 

As if you want to do something to move toward a goal you really, really want – if only you knew what to do, and could be sure it would turn out okay?

Feeling stuck?

It’s hard to take action when a fearful inner voice insists on getting an ironclad guarantee that, if you take action, it will work.

There’s just one problem

Nothing in life is guaranteed. It’s frustrating, but there it is.

So, how can you – indeed, why should you – take action when you can never be sure how it will turn out?

How can you take inspired action?

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One baby step at a time.

Why should you take inspired action?

Because of who you become as you dare to walk toward the greater life calling out to you.

It can be hard to take action, inspired or not, without self-confidence. In fact, it’s pretty near impossible.

If self-doubt has kept you stuck in fear, indecision, or procrastination …

Help is here

Join us for the free new 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, small 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

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If this sounds good to you, click on this link to register for this free online healing circle, set for 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday October 10th.

If you can’t make the live call, 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.

You can do it
Believe in yourself

If you have already registered for this free call – thank you! How about sharing the magic by sharing this invitation to your friends?

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

 

 

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. Thank you!

How to Feel Worthy of Abundance 2

If you feel too damaged to have Abundance, this tip is for you.

Here’s another great tip on opening to receive the Abundance you’re been trying so hard to attract.

If you’re of the millions of people who feel too damaged to have the good things in life, this tip is for you.

Maybe you’re hurting because you’ve been abandoned, attacked, disappointed, injured or sick.

I get it. I’ve been hurt, too, to the point where I lost hope.

In fact, I ran from hope. It felt like torture, because my fear of disappointment was so great.

Hiding by-caleb-woods-182648 (1)The thing is, pain – physical, mental, or emotional – pain makes children of us all … and our sense of ourselves, of our lives, and of what is possible for us shrinks down, too.

If you’re like most people who are hurting, you close off to your greater yet-to-be because you want to curl up in the seeming safety of a small life.

Maybe today is a good day to remember you are bigger than your brokenness …

How about we do this right now?

Put one hand over your heart and one hand on your belly.

Close your eyes …

And take in a deep breath as you say, “I am One with Wholeness…”

And let out a deep breath as you say, “And Wholeness is One with Me.”

3 Heart by-mayur-gala-487Let’s do this twice more. Your unconscious mind needs to hear something three times to believe it.

Again, deep breath in … “I am One with Wholeness…”

Deep breath out, “And Wholeness is One with Me.”

Once more …

Deep breath in … “I am One with Wholeness…”

Deep breath out, “And Wholeness is One with Me.”

Good! Notice how you feel. Great job!

That’s it for today, I’ll be back soon with another great tip. In the meantime, remember – you are LOVED!

Please share your comments with me. I’d love to know what you think!

Are You Paying the High Cost of Low Self-Esteem?

Strengthening your self-worth may seem like an airy-fairy project you can easily put off until your life calms down enough for you to take some time for yourself.

The way things are going, you can put it off forever. Most people do. It’s not just you. Many of us have been trained since childhood to put ourselves last.  ian-dooley-298769

Yet, consider this:

Low self-worth can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income – not to mention the deep personal fulfillment you can gain only from living your purpose.

If you feel unworthy, undeserving, or inferior to others:

  • You never launch your coaching or healing practice because you think you need to be perfect before you can help others
  • You never start (or finish) your book because you think someone else already said it better
  • You charge too little to stay in business because you feel unworthy of being paid what your goods or services are worth
  • Your artwork sits in a corner gathering dust because you think it isn’t good enough to display
  • You put off starting on your passion project because you’re afraid it will fail – or that it will succeed – or both
  • You will die without having sung your song

My dear, people are looking for you – yes, you, personally.

They feel your presence on the planet. Let it go

They need to hear what you have to say in the way only you can say it.

They need to see what only you can show them.

Maybe it’s time to heal the low self-worth that passes for humility in good-hearted, highly conscious people like you – so you can do what you came here to do with confidence and joy.

If you would like help with that, you are lovingly invited to join the September Abundance Healing Circle: Self-Worth Here and Now.

We meet online and by phone next Tuesday, September 12, to discover:

  • Why an authentic sense of self-worth attracts Abundance
  • What needs to happen for you to recognize your innate value – and doing it right on the call
  • How you can know your true worth without turning into an egomaniac or narcissist
  • What amazing things will happen when you gain compassion and respect for yourself and others

In addition, we will do personal, one-on-one healings with three callers – including you?

If this sounds good to you, click here for more details.  Self Worth Here and Now

If you’re waiting for things to slow down before you consider why your wants and needs stay at the bottom of your priority list…

It will never happen …

Because it takes a strong sense of your own value to claim the time you need to nurture yourself.

Maybe allowing yourself to take 90 little minutes to join this call – live or listening to the MP3 download – is a good place to start.

If you sense it’s time for you to start walking toward the greater yet-to-be calling out to you … one baby step at a time … come join us!

How much do you want it?

In a universe full of infinite possibilities, anything is possible

Here’s a thought from legendary baseball coach Tommy Lasorda:

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

We will move heaven and earth to get what we want in our heart of hearts. Obstacles that seem rock-solid fall away in the face of our single-minded focus.

You’ve heard the stories about mothers who single-handedly lift Mack trucks when their child lies pinned beneath it. Such a feat is impossible – unless you really, really want to do it. Then “Impossible” becomes just a word, rather than a fact.

How about erasing it from your vocabulary and replacing it with “Anything is possible”?

If you would like to do that right now, say “Yes” out loud right now* and feel the energy flowing in through the top of your head.

Now, notice how you feel. Notice what’s different about your life in the coming week. And celebrate it!

That’s your Abundance Activation for today. Enjoy!

* Seriously. This energetic download will only happen with your verbal permission, because we honor your free will. If you want it, say “Yes.”

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Going with the flow helps you cope with life’s surprises

An ancient Hebrew proverb tells us,

Change takes but an instant. It’s the resistance to change that can take a lifetime.

Life by its very nature is a dynamic process, constantly changing.

For instance, millions of cells in your body have died and been replaced since you began reading this post.

Even if we resist change, it will happen anyway – sometimes painfully.

Here’s the weird part: Most of our pain comes from our resistance to change, the part of us that yells, “No! This should not be happening!” – rather than the change itself.

Would you like to change that?

If we allow change without resisting it, we’re swept up in what psychologists call a Flow state – surfing the tide of life with confidence and faith.

Would you like to know how to surf in the flow of life? If so, say “Yes” out loud right now* and feel the energy flowing in through the top of your head.

Now, notice how you feel. Notice what’s different about your life in the coming week. And celebrate it!

That’s your Abundance Activation for today. Enjoy!

If you would like more simple yet powerful healings like these, check this out.

* Seriously. This energetic download will only happen with your verbal permission, because we honor your free will. If you want it, say “Yes.”

What have you done to cope with unexpected changes? Care to share below?