I thought I’d pass this simple but powerful idea on to you.
Awhile back, I wrote about discovering the Deva of my blog. It was initially inspired by an audio interview with Hiro Boga.
Well, yesterday I was perusing her site again and came across an article that quickly got me back in touch with the essence of what I am doing here. (Thank you, Hiro!)
I rediscovered this important touchstone when she mentioned the qualities of her business (a theme in many of her posts, actually).
I’ll show you how I got direction, and then outline how you can too in 5 easy steps.
It should work with anything at all that you’re working on right now.
The Essential Qualities of Our Creations
I love the idea of considering what qualities my blog/business has, so I took a moment to jot down a few that are important to me with regard to Lightspirited Being:
Spirited & Fun
Integrated (w/holistic, harmonious, connected)
Encouraging (including the heart element as in the root “coeur”)
Evolving (flexible, flowing, responsive, alive)
Ah yes, alive! (So funny because my very first post was “It’s Alive!” How did I stray so far?)
I also noticed that to best express or channel these qualities, I need to:
Be a little gutsy
Okay, I think I can do that.
My list is a little long and over time I will pare it down so I can have a laser focus on just a handful of these qualities. But it’s a good start, and it’s useful already.
Doing this quick little exercise and then being open to the guidance that resulted from it confirmed something for me in a very obvious way.
And it’s something that feels kind of big.
Amazing for such a simple idea.
It’s Time to Express Those Qualities
It’s been recommended by people who know that I make sure each post is super useful. This is excellent advice that’s proven to help get a blog actually read.
But when I use that as a main intent, I find I get bogged down. My posts get really long. I don’t enjoy writing them as much as I could, then I belabor them, and as a result I don’t post as often as I’d like.
And in the meantime, all kinds of little things that I’m excited about and want to spontaneously share languish in the corners of my mind and never see the light of day.
I’d already been toying with the idea of writing a different type of post than I’ve been.
More alive. More in the moment. More spontaneous and vibrant with the life of whatever process I happen to be experiencing that day or week.
This exercise made it crystal clear that that’s exactly what I have to do.
And I think the usefulness will flow naturally from the fact that I’ll write about things that are relevant and useful to me… But I won’t know for sure ’til I try; until I let it unfold with my newly recovered qualities in mind.
Guided in an Obvious Direction
So! I’m going to try something new here on my blog.
Beginning with this post and for the next little while I’ll be sharing snippets of my life as it relates to the topic of this blog, i.e. intertwingling metaphysics, energy, and consciousness work with everyday life. So as I apply these things (whether experimental or productive), I’ll share that with you.
And I won’t be working on a typical post for hours anymore. (Agh, thank God!) So my posts may not be as polished as they could be, but there will be a little — or maybe a lot — more life to them, guaranteed.
I hope you’ll like this change as much as I already do! (I’m really enjoying writing this today!)
5 Easy Steps to Powerful Guidance
So now that I’ve demonstrated what this simple idea did for me, I highly recommend you do this exercise too.
1. Choose one of your creations — a business, a blog, a project, a relationship, your family, etc. (I bet there’s already one calling to you — I’d start with that one. ;-))
2. Close your eyes and get in touch with the Deva of your creation if you want; I’m sure that would be helpful. If nothing else, just get quiet and tune into your-heart-your-self.
3. Ask your Deva (or your-heart-your-self) what qualities s/he or you want to (note: want, not should) exercise and/or bring into the world via this creation. Which match your values? Which feel essential and integral to it?
4. Listen. Feel. Let the answers flow and jot them down.
5. Now consider them… Is this the quality you are expressing and magnifying? Or is it time for a slight change? Or a big one?
If you do this, I’d love to hear what you find. Any surprises? A new theme? Or are you a wonder-child and already consistently on track? If so, how-ever do you do it — really!?
Thanks for reading today. Namasté.
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