Lovely Being –
Awww September…a time of new endeavors, crisp energy, and a blank slate!
So…are you exhausted yet? :p
September can contain some awesome momentum, but it can also become relentless in its pace. If we’re not careful, we can end up falling into auto-pilot or burning out completely because we’re trying to do too much.
But if you’ve got a lot of projects or activities vying for your attention, how do you decide what to pursue and what to drop? Well, I have a powerful question to apply to every activity before committing further to it this fall… Am I being chased by this or called by it?
Being chased by an activity or goal means you’re doing it out of some kind of deficit, wound, or programming. For example, you’re on five committees at your kid’s school because you’re trying to uphold your reputation as “Super Mom/Dad”. Or you’re madly forcing the creation of a new product for your online business because you started panicking about money. Or, you’re single-handedly taking care of a family member out of guilt.
Sure, things can certainly get done when you’re being “chased”, but they often don’t get done well and they usually don’t feel all that fulfilling. This is also just not a sustainable way of working… When an activity doesn’t fuel you, you inevitably run out of gas — whether that manifests in the form of resentment, sickness, or checking out energetically — and you end up no good to anyone.
However, when you are CALLED by something there’s a feeling of being inspired, activated, and having CHOICE. So, you’re taking care of that family member but it’s coming from a deep genuine love and desire to nurture them. Or that night class makes you feel so curious and empowered. Or, you step up to lead that activism project because the mission really speaks to your soul at this point in time. If an activity is calling you, you may still experience fear, discomfort, or challenge around it, but generally it holds an expanding energy for you as opposed to a contracting energy.
At the beginning of September I was about to launch into my fall pattern of tackling a whole slate of new, busy projects until I asked myself the “Is this chasing me or calling me?” question.
You see, I had started to work this past summer on slowing down my pace and rejuvenating my energy stores figuring I’d jump double-time into these important new initiatives in the fall. But when I tuned in last week, I found space and rejuvenation were still calling strong and that the pursuing of shiny new projects was just coming from a place of “should” (AKA being chased).
So, I have instead decided to listen to my own rhythms and be gentle with myself (tough stuff for a recovering overachiever!) I will continue to bring full loving presence to my private coaching and my Life Reboot Programs, but I’m hitting the pause button on something new until the call for this is loud and clear.
I wish for you, Dear One, the courage to get quiet, ask this same question, and respond only to what calls to you this fall — whether it’s igniting the world or taking it bloody easy! 😉
P.S. My Life Reboot Program is designed to break you out of the limiting beliefs that chase you and to then consciously create your life from that most expansive part of you. I have two Toronto Life Reboot Programs starting Sept. 26 and Sept. 27…check out the details below.
P.P.S. I just finished five days of Life Reboot Samplers. These are short audio workshops plucked straight from the Life Reboot Program containing experiential visualizations/meditations, thought-provoking teachings, and innovative exercises that use your own life as your classroom. The audio workshops covered: creating space, cultivating everyday joy, tools for self-love, uncovering your shadow self & healing this aching world. Click on any of the five to take a listen!
UP-COMING LIFE REBOOT
The Life Reboot Program is a personal development intensive to explore, center, and ignite your life.
You might have tried various courses, books, workshops, therapies, etc. in the past to breakthrough to the next level of your life, but things just didn’t stick. Well, this soulful, practical, and sometimes rowdy body/mind/spirit adventure that uses DAILY work (powerful audio recordings, exercises, & email check-ins) to create shifts on a tangible real-life level, and combines that daily work with intimate and exhilarating weekly workshops (10 people maximum). The result is deep, tangible, and lasting changes. Think of this as your own 7-week personal revolution!
Get ready to:
- Take on that big dream you’ve been feeling stuck around
- Stop living on auto-pilot and WAKE UP
- Bust through stress and anxiety and find a deep sense of peace and contentment
- Build a customized life game-plan for your most spectacular future
- Laugh more: lighten up and invite in more joy, fun and creativity
- Free yourself from self-imposed limits & unleash your full power
- Invite more love into your life & cultivate deeper, more satisfying relationships
- Uncover who you truly are
- Take specific action to help heal the world
- Love your life
With just the right mix of loving support and kick-ass motivation, I personally guide you through every step of this process to clear out the crap and jump-start your life. The program groups are limited to 10 people, so you receive plenty of individual attention. We do deep, profound work in the Life Reboot Program, but we also have a gut-busting good time doing it. There will be fascinating concepts to explore, but a big emphasis will also be put on life strategizing and practical game-plans. If you’re willing to come to the program with a sense of curiosity and you do the work, your life will change…I’ve seen it happen hundreds of times before.
I’m leading a rare, small group journey for women and men of discovery, enlivening, and renewal in the land of the pharaohs this January!
This 10-day growth odyssey (Jan. 13-23), in benefit of Canada’s Animal Justice and the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals, includes my special transformational workshops, the group’s own awesome Egyptologists, and getting up close and personal with the most magnificent and moving ancient sites in the world.
We’re going to stand together at the foot of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, dance like Sufis, immerse ourselves in the exotic markets of old Cairo, hot-balloon over the monuments of Luxor, explore village life in Middle Egypt, and sail down the Nile like Cleopatra on a 4-night cruise to explore the hidden gems from Luxor to Aswan.
Let the mystical land of Egypt (with a little help from me!) awaken your most powerful and alive self!