In my spiritual practice I have been taking a deep dive into this idea or some may say the spiritual law of “God Is My Source.”
I have always been a one foot in and one foot out kind of gal. In all things. I ALWAYS had a plan B. It grew out of a need to always be “safe”, which now I know as I have a few years under my belt, is a falsehood.
If you are human and you are living full heartedly as I do, “safe” is a knee slapper, a snort laugh, a real funny joke. If you are are a caregiver of someone who fully relies on you up that ante by 10 fold.
So when this week a speech that I was to was cancelled the day before followed by the State of Illinois not sending a check on time my safety net, and my plan B blew up.
All my regular go to’s disappeared and I was left standing with nothing, but air and a PRAYER.
That is when I realized this is the time to practice this spiritual law.
I think god had whispered to me a few weeks back that I may have a sweet challenge coming up . I felt a niggling in my belly and an uneasiness in my soul that I decided to PIVOT and I sent an email to a designer friend of mine telling her of a business idea I have had. I also took books out of the library which would develop this idea too and I told a friend I was looking to make some extra money. I created an envisioning jar filled with things I would like to see unfold in my life so I can pull one out at a time and envision that happening for 2 min. I created a set of affirmations that I am listening to and prayers that I am saying.
I did all of these things BEFORE this weeks debacles because I didn’t hesitate when God whispered. When I got that feeling in my gut something was amiss. That is where many of us get tripped up. We hesitate. We question too much and we don’t make any kind of move. We stay in our fear. DON’T DO IT!
PIVOT, PIVOT, PIVOT. TRUST, TRUST, TRUST
Now let me end by saying this week has been hairy and down right heavy and I have felt all the scary feelings and I have shed tears and I have felt gut punched AND I have been full of gratitude to have this challenge to have to make a way when there is none. This makes me stronger. This makes me more Lisa-ish. This I know will make me bigger better and brighter .
Oh and last secret weapon, surround yourself with like minded people. Touchstones of individuals who are not your friends from high school or someone you hang out on the regular. These are people who are also on their path doing the work not just talking about doing the work.
You say you don’t have those people in your life. Then make a way. I joined groups and took seminars and listened to podcasts showed up and met people in person AND virtually and I made a tribe. It is a doable thing.
How are you challenging yourself these days? Tell me I want to know. Post a line or two in the comments. Let’s lift each other up to new levels of being human in this world.
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