Wow. I have been on quite the writing frenzy lately. You wouldn’t know it from my blog … But you will be able to access all the “good stuff” that I’ve been preparing in just 9 short days.
It was an interesting experience. I had an intense schedule which is unusual for me.
Partway in, I was fortunate to notice that I was not approaching my daily tasks with a sense of joy. I mean, I was excited about all I wanted to share but I fell behind almost immediately so there was an overlay of pressure, and because of that, the dreaded “S” word: Stress.
For some reason — I can only call it grace, with a bit of conditioning thrown in — one morning it dawned on me that I didn’t have to do it that way. That there was a much MUCH better way!
It was time to practice what I preach — and ironically, exactly what I was writing about!
A Conscious Approach
And so, I backed off.
I took some time to BE.
And BEing is so powerful! This only took a few minutes and I knew what I had to do, or rather “how” I wanted to do!
Each of us will have our favorite ways of being conscious about what we’re doing (or how we’re doing it), but here are the 3 things that helped me the most.
This sounds so simple but made a huge difference. I did all my futzing, and when I was ready to sit down and focus for some period of time, I rang my chime. (You could just as easily light a candle, say a prayer, or anything else you feel called to do.)
It signaled that it was time to focus and be purposeful. It was a boundary of sorts, and I honored that.
Just as importantly, it sounds beautiful and I always love to ring it. That alone calls in nothing short of a sacred space that feels wonderful!
As I listened to its vibration fade away, I essentially set my intention to express what it was that wanted to be expressed through me.
2. Touch In
So what was it exactly, that wanted to be expressed through me?
I touched in with my essence and explored that question.
I always got an answer. Note that this is very different than thinking about it or figuring it out. It’s not a (predominantly) mental process.
There were often several options and they always felt good.
This one was important!
And again, ironically, you almost have to let go of “importance” in order to play!
By this I mean a “lightspirited” approach. Allowing the energy to flow, and at the same time letting go of a need for any particular results.
When I had two (or more) ideas for the same concept, I would choose the one that felt the most fun.
This is not frivolous. To the contrary, we’re paying attention to the “voice” of the light and the life within us, indicating our best path. It will be the most rewarding and the most effective.
Pretty soon, I was in a rhythm, and an enjoyable rhythm at that.
It wasn’t long before I was not only caught up, but even ahead of schedule. I ended up submitting my 30 articles a day ahead of time, and in a relaxed, easy frame of mind. Yay!
Here’s to living consciously – the only way to be!
So, how do you turn it around? From stress, to joy? I’d love to hear!
And that project I was working on? It’s the OM Times 30 Day Conscious Living Challenge in which I’m delighted and *honored* to be one of the experts!
The challenge I’m hosting is The ABC’s of Actively Being Conscious. We have fun going through the alphabet, each day learning one more conscious living skill.
A very cool thing about this — besides that it’s FREE – is that it’s all interactive! I’ll be on hand to answer any questions and/or work with you on an individual basis as you proceed through the challenge.
Click on the image for more information and to sign up to be notified when all the goodies are accessible. Thank you, and I hope to see you there!
And There’s More!
In case you didn’t know about it, the Hay House World Summit is almost upon us as well – another fantastic online offering.
It’s free, but you’re also able to purchase the audios/videos to have forever!
Click on the image below for more information. (It’s my affiliate link and I’d be ever so grateful if you use it in the event you decide to purchase. Thank you!)