Without connection to Source, to the Divine, how do you know the foundation you build will support you and your business?
I have been Counting the Omer this year.
It’s a practice in Judaism during which you spend time each day for 49 days contemplating different spiritual lessons, each one tied to different attributes of the Kaballah. I chose to get the lessons from Rabbi Yael Levy, who sends out an email every day during the Omer with that day’s focus, meditation suggestions, prayers, and intentions.
The Omer process (which ends this week) has been deep, transformative, and illuminating.
When you start a business, you think about all the things you have to do and put in place in order to create a foundation — and you put so much work into it You put in all that work so that you can create a viable, strong, and sustainable foundation.
- A foundation on which you can stand — grounded, comfortable and safe
- A foundation from which you can operate with ease
- A foundation that will hold and support you and your business as it grows and thrives, allowing you to be of sacred service to your ideal clients
Many consultants and business coaches say you have to start with a business plan. I’ve never written one — for myself or with a client.
And yet I’ve helped many clients start and sustain their businesses.
Whether you write a business plan or not (some people like them), it’s critical for women healers and changemakers like you to have a strong spiritually connected foundation to your business, especially if you want to do the work you know you are meant to do for the people you know you are meant to serve. Without connection to Source, to the Divine, you weaken the possibility that the reality of your business match your vision. As Rabbi Levy says:
Take time to reflect on the experiences that have shaped you, the people who support you, and the values that you stand on.
She goes on to invite you to ask yourself:
- What are my sacred values?
- Where are my roots planted?
- Who are my teachers?
- What wisdom do I hope to pass on?
Whether you’re just starting out, or tweaking or taking time to review and recommit to your business (what a great thing to do in a Mercury retrograde, just sayin’…) please consider folding in a lot of sacred connection into your foundation, and then remember to feed and water that connection as you go.
Offer this prayer (or write one of your own) as you build and grow and thrive in your business:
May I be a source of healing and service. May I share peace, well-being, blessing, love, grace, gratitude, and compassion.
How do you stay connected to Source and the Divine? How did you ground yourself spiritually as you started (and continue in) your business? I’d love to hear from you! Talk to me in the comments.