Some interesting stuff has come to the surface for me to explore this week. At my “day job” as a massage therapist, there have been some recent changes that directly affect my time and my income. In the past I would allow this to infuse my mood, thoughts, and actions until I could somehow spend hours of my time and energy fixing or correcting the matter. What’s come up for me is I have been allowing these battles to, in reality, take away from my time and income as an artist. I am not willing to do this anymore. I think it was how that sneaky devil fear would get back in, and distract me from action in the right places. When my foundational income at a day job (where I am limited anyway, there are only so many massages I can give in a day) is affected, I struggle and fight to keep it. When I need to allow, and release it. This could very well be a gift from the Universe whispering “Here you go, SMK I thought you could use some more songwriting time.” What are you currently holding on so tightly to that you can catch and release?
Archives for April 2016
I was called to create a private group for creatives on Facebook called “The Sacred Creative” it is my joy to build a community of epic creators who lift and inspire each other daily. The world needs more humans willing to step into their unique light. When you just. get. visible. get the hell out of the HOW. Share your gifts as often and as much as you possibly can. Magic happens. Energies ignite. The Universe delivers possibilities and surprises that you couldn’t have even predicted when you were mentally constipated in the bloody HOW. Seriously. Come on over, and join us.
I used to think this was my creative ADD. I would be in the middle of something, reading, writing, a Periscope, a massage etc. and I would get these “messages” they would just float into my head. I spent a lot of time getting agitated that my focus was affected, and just try and ignore these messages and force myself back into my present activity. It wasn’t until I left the aggressive force mentality and trotted over into the receive with ease mentality that I decided to create a journal specifically to honor these messages called Downloads from the Universe. Now that these messages are honored in their own sacred space, they come more freely. What once used to feel like a nuisance, now feels like little gifts that I get to unwrap daily. What is it that you are currently forcing that you can reframe into allowing?
Just because you aren’t making progress as fast as you think you SHOULD doesn’t mean you aren’t making progress. A simple shift in thinking, a desire for things to be different, a willingness, these are all forms of progress. We can be so hard on ourselves and forget to celebrate that these small shifts open something up in all of us that allow us to receive all of the things that will bring them to fruition. The books, the teachers, the communities, without these small shifts, we aren’t available to receive the magic.
A few months ago a Facebook ad appeared in my newsfeed. It was a course called Money Wise, activating women entrepreneurs to understand the inner and outer game of making and keeping money, by the amazing Kiva Leatherman. I signed up, immediately. I was in a place of struggle with my current business, and really craved some insight. At the end of the course the group was planning on meeting in L.A. for a weekend intensive. I wasn’t planning on heading to L.A. (I had SO many reasons not to) yet something was really calling me to go. So I booked a flight. We stayed at a beautiful hotel in Redondo Beach. I was born in California, and my parents used to live in Redondo Beach. They used to walk me in my stroller along the water, right by where I was called back to be. The next three days changed my life. I met so many incredible women. We were nurtured, inspired, and lit on fire in a way that I’ve never witnessed before. What I took away from that experience was what I was missing, the power of community. We were all called to be there that weekend. We all showed up furiously treading water as individuals and left with a newfound sense of ease. We realized that there was no need to tread water when we could simply float. Hand in hand. Together we rise.