Mid-year! Already? Take a moment to check in — are you willing to surrender?

I don’t know about you, but when things are challenging I need lots of support

And by challenging I mean when things are going differently than I expect or want!

I’ve been asking for and receiving lots of support as I navigate the changes in my business and the big one — having to move home and office. In addition to my business coach and my Mastermind, I’ve been asking pretty much everyone I know for help.

One response: the wise and wonderful Sharon Rosen suggested I read Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver. Wow. When I think of this book (I’m about halfway through) I visualize a glorious woman in shining armor who has come to my rescue. In lieu of buying each and every one of you a copy (yeah, sorry, can’t — I’ve gifted four copies so far and I’m stopping there for now), I’m going to share what my surrender is looking like.

Willing to be willing

First, let’s take a breath together in the calendar midpoint of 2015

How are things in your business? Are you on track with the goals you set at the turn of the year?

When you take a look at what is, does your heart open or do you contract? Do you keep going with your commitments (changing what might need to be changed) with ease or do you worry and wonder if you should give up?

If you’re anything like me, when reality doesn’t match what you requested, or what you think you need, you may find yourself in a habitual stress and fear response. I know I do. My fear habits are very strong, so strong that I even forget that I have learned many tools that would be very helpful!

So. My coach helped me craft an affirmation:

My perfect house, at my perfect price, in the perfect time is already chosen and waiting for me now. All I need to do is to keep taking steps in its direction.

And then she brought her own special brand of outrageous. She suggested that I be loving and welcoming to even my most fearful thoughts and worries. Which changes everything. The combination of daily speaking, singing, writing, painting this affirmation makes me less vulnerable to habitual fear binges. Which allows space for me to lovingly see my fears, have compassion for my fears, recognize them for what they are, and move on!

The outrageous part

Outrageous not only means bold and flamboyant, which was easy for me to see in this case. It’s beautifully outrageous for me to affirm positive outcomes anyway, in the face of even the hardest challenges. Outrageous also refers to being angry, shocked, and indignant. Which my committee of yammering monkeys most assuredly are. In fact, they are royally pissed off that I dare to stop listening to them at all, even with love! They could give a flying you-know-what about love.

So, precious you, what do you choose to affirm as you move into the second half of this year?

Riffing on the variations of outrageous openness prayers Lissa Rankin came up with, here are some that may help. Make your own version (mine keeps changing as I keep changing!).

Are you looking to grow your practice? Want more clients?

I’m now open to receive anyone who can benefit from my teaching. Let all who need me find me. Let me help relieve suffering. The Divine is my complete Source for all prosperity and will provide. My perfect clients are already waiting for me now.

Is your business is moving slower than you’d like, than you think you need?

In the right time, in the right way, my offering is available for the good of all, to all who need to be guided to me and to know. Any delays are beneficial; I am always in the right place at the right time. It is already handled.

Are you unsure what direction to take in your business?

Wherever I can be a force for Love, please guide me. Take me wherever you wish me to go. Let me do your bidding. I am willing to surrender and I know that my path is already clear.

What lands in your heart? How are you meeting the turn of the year? Do you have an affirmation or two to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Blessed be!

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  1. Beautiful! So apt that I read this now, as I am working through the process of showing up in my life and biz from a place of love. Thank you 🙂

    • Anna, thanks. You are not alone, and isn’t that lovely! Keep me posted, let me know how you go.


  2. I like this and love you affirmation.
    on the winter solstice I made this affirmation to move into then second half of 2015
    I am in the process of allowing my creativity to be the pathway to joy, success, abundance and freedom
    Your post inspired me to expand on my moving forward towards freedom
    Big hugs Suzie xx

    • Suzie, 🙂

      Thanks, and wow. That’s powerful: your creativity as your path to all that goodness. Go you!

      Love and light,

  3. I’m an impatient person, so it’s going slower than I’d like. Both in business and when it comes to getting this relationship ended. But I guess I’ll have to let it take its time.

    • Linda, I tend to be impatient (born of fear, TBH) as well. I’m happy to tell you that since I’ve been affirming this juicy outcome, I no longer wake up wondering (read: worrying) when I’ll get situated!

      Just sayin’…

      Love and appreciation,

      • I’m not the kind to worry 🙂 It’s just part of my personality to want to see results, whether it’s finishing a painting or getting some ROI for my time.

    • Lisa, nice — keeping the faith and manifesting patience. I don’t know that I am patient, but I can step into patience. There’s a difference for me.

      Blessed be,

  4. Dear Sue,

    Each prayer is a treasured communion with Self. Spirit inspired, I am committed to including each of these pearls daily with confidence that Purpose is being honored and served.

    Again, you are an inspiration.

    In gratitude,


  5. Love your affirmation, Sue. And love the practice of surrender.

    My partner in business & life and I are ourselves in search of a new, still uncertain home in a new, still uncertain faraway place. So for now my affirmation is: Our Home is waiting. We will get there. Surrender to–and if possible cherish–the process.

  6. Sue, a friend sent me the following and reading about your fear and stress response, and your affirmation, made me want to share it with you.

    Sharing it with you in the midst of my own fear and stress response is also a contribution to my own wellbeing. So thank you for the gift of that 🙂

    I accept and receive unexpected good, unexpected money, unexpected love, unexpected kindness, unexpected generosity, unexpected offers, unexpected prosperity coming in unexpected ways from unexpected places in my life and the lives of others.

    I am constantly guided, and boldly empowered, to receive the lavish abundance of the Universe.

    I accept the principle that abundance and prosperity have already been given to me.

    My acceptance makes it real and opens the space for manifestation to rush in.

    I open wide the doors of my consciousness to receive and to give.

    I declare, absolutely that I live in a friendly Universe that is always providing for me.

    I feel it powerfully happening now.

    I open to receive more abundance, and to give more abundance, than I ever have before.

    I am grateful for all that I already have, and grateful for all that I am ready to give.

    Abundant love is all there is. In giving love I teach myself the truth of who I am.

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