When we find ourselves thinking we know what’s wrong and what the problem is, our mind fools us into thinking that the problem has been solved. But just because you know there’s a leak in your pipes doesn’t make the leak stop. So what is the next step? And how can we move past this understanding into knowing and creating Business Miracles?
Listen in to learn how when you are willing to do the “real work” on the Path of Transformation, you will make miracles happen in your business and life.
When I was maybe about six or seven years old I was growing so fast (like any normal kid) that I needed a new pair of sneakers every six months or so. I always got blue sneakers with three white stripes on each side and white rubber soles. No name brand that I can remember (were name brands even invented before the 1980s?).
Not only did I love those sneakers, but I felt deeply connected to each pair of those sneakers. I remember feeling bad for them. I couldn’t wear them anymore because they didn’t fit, but they had been so good to me! We’d BEEN places together.
So, I kept them.
I had them all lined up in my room. About four pairs (as I can remember.) All blue. With their white stripes. In a row.
Those sneakers were not going anywhere.
In other words, I was attached.
I’d given deep meaning to those shoes. They couldn’t be thrown away. They had feelings! (Was I a highly sensitive kid or what?)
Until one day when my dad came along and said, “These sneakers have got to go.”
“NOOOOOOOOO!!!!”, I wailed.
To which he responded, “We’ll give them something new to do.”
And then, together, we took each of those sneakers and turned them into flowerpots. We put soil and a petunia in each shoe.
And lined them up in a row in their new home on the side porch.
I felt happy every time I looked at them, every time I watered them.
Until I didn’t and now I couldn’t even tell you what happened to each of those shoes… that’s where the memory ends.
Except, for the lesson I began to learn: that it is OK to let go…
That there is another way.
That even though I would have insisted that I needed each of those sneakers lined up together in my room in order to feel safe…
It wasn’t true at all.
And when I was willing to loosen my grip an even better option emerged.
In these tumultuous times when it can feel like you were not made for this, it is important for us to remember that the mind is best used as an instrument with you as the master rather than you being a slave.
There’s so much happening in our global climate right now. I want to take this opportunity to speak not to specifics of what is or is not happening at this particular moment, but to speak more to fear as an energy overall.
Right now, there is so much collective and global fear and it can be easy to think that the fear is about health, sickness, possibility of death, wellbeing of yourself, of loved ones. And not saying that isn’t of consideration, but my sense is that more so what is being triggered in the collective psyche is fear of the unknown.
What do we do when we’re presented with something that doesn’t have a formula, that doesn’t have a packaged solution?
What do we do in face of the unknown?
There are many different reactions to the unknown. We as human beings run the gamut. This time of unknown reminds me of days living in New York city immediately following the events of 9/11 in 2001 and on 9/12 you had people who were sitting in outdoor cafes, eating lunch in Greenwich Village where I lived at the time, which was just over a mile from ground zero. And then you had other people who were raiding the grocery stores and delis for every paper product that they could get their hands on. And then a whole bunch of others that fell in between because we were in the unknown at that time. It never happened before.
How do you respond when your city is burning and you don’t know if another attack will come?
But if there’s anything that the unknown presents us with is an opportunity, an opportunity to become hyper conscious of who is in charge. And I don’t mean who is in charge of the governments that dot this planet. Who is in charge of you? Who is in charge of your thoughts and who is in charge of your highly sensitive nervous system?
As a culture we have become so accustomed to instant gratification that we want the answer now and yet as can always be guaranteed with the unknown, it must be taken step by step.
It requires the willingness of pacing and it requires the willingness of patience and if there is anywhere in any moment that we are called to shine as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs this is the opportunity to RISE UP as the Royal Advisors we’ve been called here to be by remaining grounded, centered, aligned and, with your hand on your heart, intensely calm and observant as we navigate these exceptional times.
I would like to share with you a quote from the book Diana Herself by Martha Beck. “Your body knows what’s nourishing and what’s poisonous, Piglet, and lies are poisonous. Literally telling the truth makes you physically stronger and lying makes you physically weaker.”
My invitation is choose consciously what you feed yourself. Choose consciously who you speak to and what thoughts you exchange and share. Choose consciously your own “Stay Healthy Plan” as the Royal Advisor that you were brought here to be. Remember the power of pacing and patience.
Only exceptional people are called to RISE UP during exceptional times.
Yesterday, March 12th, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. We are in the midst of navigating the fear of a major unknown – and the unknown is one of the biggest threats to the mind, psyche and your highly sensitive nervous system.
Yet, believe it or not, as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur you are equipped to be able to handle these most turbulent times.
To support you, I’m sharing two very valuable resources:
This is me opening the door wide for you to step forward and receive the powerful mentoring, coaching and Community support available to you so you are fully equipped to navigate as needed and truly be of service in the world as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur – again, now more than ever.
Exceptional people are called to RISE UP during exceptional times. We will get through this – together.
Today on this special HSE Feature episode of the A Course In Business Miracles podcast, we have with us Inga Thengilsdottir. Inga is a spiritual channeler, helping people to connect to themselves and to their spiritual guide, using private readings and seminars to get them there.
Before Inga got involved in the Business Miracles program, she didn’t even know what the word entrepreneur meant! But despite all of that, with the help of the Business Miracles community, she was able to make over a million dollars last year. Listen in to hear Inga’s story and how you can create your own business success story with the Business Miracles program.
It’s so sad so many of us feel ashamed about getting older like it’s a dirty secret to be kept from as many people as possible.
And being highly sensitive on top of it is like you have to hide your whole self from the world so you’re walking around as a shell of the person you really are… so heartbreaking.
Which is why so many of my teachings for Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs support the process of proudly owning your HSE Essential Self and empower you to run your business and your life from this place of strength AND why I’m super excited to share that next month I’m turning 49! #fineat49 🙂
To celebrate I have something REALLY special I’ll be sharing with real soon so check back!
As HSE’s it’s really easy for us to fall into the same trap over and over and over. The ego tricks us into thinking that because we understand what is happening, it will change. But no matter how deeply we understand what’s happening, the cycle continues.
Do you know how to break out of your HSE Coping Cycle? Today on A Course In Business Miracles we’re talking about the Path of Transformation. This is the best way to move past the stagnation and frustration of understanding into the forward motion of knowing. The membrane change that brings us the results we need to be successful in our lives and in our business. Listen in to today’s episode to learn this powerful Path of Transformation.
Sometimes I feel such deep sadness it’s as if it’s going to turn me inside out.
It usually hits me when I’m out and about in the world.
Suddenly, my highly sensitive system is struck with what feels like the depths of the entire planet’s suffering coursing through my body.
These moments used to take me out for days.
The way that would show up for me was pushing my way through as much busyness, disconnect, distraction and any possible way I could numb myself out until I was so overwhelmed and exhausted I couldn’t feel the sadness – or anything else.
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