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.
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!