I woke up obsessed with taking a walk through Noosa National Park to Hells Gate. When I got into the car it was raining (again!) By the time I was halfway there the rain was coming down in sheets and visibility was pretty much zero.
I almost turned around, but I really, really, really wanted that walk! I could see the tiniest piece of blue sky to the south and I wasn’t allowing a bit of water to stop me. Arriving at the National Park the rain stopped and midway to Hells Gate it was sunny again! I truly was one excited little bunny!
So what's a walk in the rain got to do with doing business consciously?
Have you noticed how often we are tempted to give up when we are just a few moments from the thing we truly desire? What is it you are almost about to give up on, that if you would keep going, would come to fruition faster and sooner than you can imagine?It’s easy to give up in business. Sometimes so much has to change beneath the surface before we can see our creations come to life… That wait can be longer and harder than we desire if we are trying to force something into existence. If, on the other hand, we go with the flow on the projects that are moving forward and we keep creating and generating lots of different possibilities, our choices expand exponentially.
If I had gone home this morning, I would have spent the whole day looking out the window, wishing I’d been for that walk. Instead, my willingness to go with my instincts (despite gloomy surface appearances) gave my body some much needed creative impetus and I’m settling in to write for a while!
And that’s the other part of moving forward to be conscious of… I’m once again working on my book The Mojo of Flow – which I thought would be out last year… but sometimes the flow just isn’t there… so I’ve done a few other projects in the meantime and the last pieces of information that I was ‘waiting’ for have shown up this week – how does it get better than that??
I could have beaten myself up for not finishing when I said I would… but really I always know there is a reason if something isn’t moving forward in the way I would like. This last chapter will make it the book I knew it could be… that it wasn’t… until this topic came into my conscious awareness!! I am so grateful for consciously allowing the joy which made it all flow with ease (rather than going into the wrongness of me)!
So, let’s do something together… Would you be willing to stop beating yourself up for anything that’s not working in your business right now… and start playing with whatever has some energy and some momentum?
And would you put the 'stuck' or 'stopped' projects aside and keep contributing your energy to them, without a point of view as to what will happen next? What if they could create and generate themselves with an ease you haven't experienced before?As you do this, ask each project to let you know when it is time for you to play with it again… and know that everything happens with perfect timing.
I see this ease of moving forward show up over and over with my business coaching clients. We talk about a strategy, there’s no action, then all of a sudden everything falls magically into place, with an ease that is still astonishing each time it happens! When we let go of our expectations and just keep moving forward, so much more becomes possible.
Are you willing to operate your business consciously? Or would you rather do it by force? How is that working for you?
Have you ever experienced how this flow creates such ease? Tell us about it below! Or if you are wondering what the hell I am talking about... feel free to ask a question!!
Love your work! xox Lisa