You can feel, taste and see how your vision can bloom in the world. You are getting closer and closer to jumping all in and living your dreams. But! Where to start?
The excitement of the idea is flipping compelling. Yet all the pieces that make it so are immense and numerous. What are the next meaningful steps to help you effectively get to where your heart skips a beat?
🌿 Step One. Let your self dream it ALL. That’s right, allow the full extent of your excitement and visioning to play out and have it’s way with your body, mind and soul. Because blocking it is like trying to a stop a laugh in Grade 9 science class - it doesn’t go away, and will eventually erupt into your reality and get you in trouble.
🌿 Step Two. Get it out of your inside and into the outside. Mind-map. Draw. Write simple single words onto a page. Journal. Make voice messages to yourself. Whatever it is that helps you express your inner dreams into a somewhat objective outer experience. You don’t need to share this with anyone. Keep adding to it until you feel it’s clear enough and when you notice you’re repeating yourself.
🌿 Step Three. Tease apart all that expression from Step Two into clusters of activity and focus. What are the values you’ve expressed? Can you see your vision and mission clarifying themselves? Can you see different services and products emerging with more distinction? Let your pattern recognising intelligence help you sort and order your thoughts into clusters of information. This will help you focus your attention and not feel overwhelmed by the hugeness of it all as one big to-do.
🌿 Step Four. Pick out the next steps from each cluster. As you take in the information and insights you’ve sorted into groups, do you see any obvious actions emerging? Map them out, no matter how big or small. Clarify what wants to be done. If it seems like a big task, break-it down into smaller steps. And then go about doing them, step-by-step, piece-by-piece.
You can do it! And you will do it when you make it waaaay easier by allowing your visions to be more objective and actionable. I can’t wait to see your flowers brightening up our world.
The time is soon for Southern Hemisphere dwellers to gather up their dreams & visions, and to plant them deep into the potential of the coming Winter Solstice.
As the sun turns annually, it wraps us in a rhythm. Inward and outward. Waxing and waning.
Right now we sit on the very edge of the sun’s final waning descent. It’s darker, colder, internal. This is the signature of this period of the year. It asks us to rest, slow down, reflect and imagine.
As the creators of our own reality, it’s our responsibility to do the required work to live the life we truly desire.
By allowing our attention to be guided by the seasonal cues - e.g. Winter Solstice = inward dreamtime - we synch with a deep wisdom that all life moves by.
To do this, over the coming week you might like to have a daily practice of journaling your dreams for the year to come. Take 20 minutes to consciously sit in the soft winter sun, allowing the solar teacher and life source to illuminate what wants to grow in your life for this next cycle.
My eBook SEASONAL GOALS - A LIVING GUIDE (2019) translates and guides readers through the finer details of moving with this living map.
It’s getting all prettied up to be released as Version 2 in the coming week. The introductory price of $3.95 will be finishing with the release of this next version (psst... this means a price rise). So head over to my site (erinyoung.net) to grab your copy of Version 1 quick sticks.
Or, hang tight to grab a copy of Version 2.... which is waaaay more sexy!
And regardless, I wish you a blessed slowing, softening, allowing, receiving. This is the time to let your visions burn bright in your inner self, and set them in motion to blossom over the year to come 🌞🌿
“I need to stop abandoning myself, and ask what is it I’m really here for?” I heard a potential client share this morning.
She is navigating the realisation that her true self wants to live fully. Yet she knows she’s conditioned into playing small to fit into the rational paradigm of dominant culture.
My response: “Bravo, given that we’re self-determining beings whether we know it or not”. It’s our choice how we live our lives.
It’s our choice what ‘wood’ we place on our soul fire.
It’s our choice to do the work that inevitably most of us have gotta do to live soul-fulfilling lives.
And why the hell not? Yes, it’s work. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. But so is trying to fit into a world that doesn’t quite stoke your true calling.
I’m helping people make these changes in their lives and TOTALLY feeling blessed for the opportunity. If you wanna jump on board the TRUE SELF train, hit me up to explore how my coaching packages can help you stop abandoning yourself and live your best life 🌿
Have you noticed how much energy, motivation and excitement you can have when your creative expression is freely activated? Oh boy, I have recently... and it’s been thrilling. And also surprising how it can ‘switch on’ suddenly, given the right conditions. Making me realise how much it wasn’t on before.
Creative energy is one of humanity’s most renewable resources. It can be dulled and dormant, yes. But never will our species lose the drive to create.
Question is: what part of your intelligence/s does your creativity activate when rolling in it’s sweet spot? 👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾
Every year or so I hang this dressing gown around my topless body and have a probing breast exam by good doctors and quality equipment. My dear mum made her way through breast cancer in her early 30’s and lives to tell the tale... which is why I’ve gotta do this.
It’s always a little strange being in a room of dressing gowned, mostly older, women. And it’s usually a bit of a life check-in moment for me.
Today I felt the experience of ‘woman’ in a patriarchal, post-feminist reality. In the facial expressions of those other women I see concern, fear, dedication, holding of other people’s pain, holding of their own pain. There’s so much subtle energy a woman is woven to feel and experience. I feel it in that room.
The other thing I experienced today was the total whiteness of the people in that clinic. It’s a place of complete privilege. It’s not a cheap exercise. Every person was white skinned. And yet there are likely many people of colour who don’t get into that room for the careful examination I experienced today but who really need it.
I don’t know what this realisation will precipitate. But I do know that in a context of major upheaval around deep systemic racial injustice, it has to precipitate something constructive. I care for people of colour dearly, and yet I ride my priviledge a little too much without fair share of opportunity. Priviledge = responsibility. Time to uplevel.
That all said, deeply grateful I could be tested and that it was all clear 🌿
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