It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power–Alan Cohen
Alex Blackwell from The Bridegmaker has inspired today’s Heart Whisper and this post. Alex’s post A Simple Path to Cutting Yourself Free touched a chord in me. The opening quote reminded my that holding on can stop one and I thought initially of an instance where I have done this recently. So I decided to take action.
“Free yourself from the burden of feeling the need to hold on to anything.” ~ Steve Maraboli
The first area (yes there is more than one!) that surfaced for me and that I needed to unblock or cut free was on the financial front. I had been putting off completing the last year’s accounts. I knew I had put my head in the sand where the accounts and budgeting were concerned. Some wishing and hoping that magically a miracle would take care of everything. No that didn’t happen, the magic fairy with the wand did not appear nor has the lotto win. 🙂
I was recording all our expenses monthly, adding them all up and then doing no analysis or monthly reconciliation. I have been meaning to revise the budget too! I know I have been using my kidney failure, the osteoporosis , my crush fractures and healing journey as the excuse. My being out of action has limited the cash flow and put strain on the budget. I have still been using my challenges as an excuse.. So there was avoidance at play BIG TIME. This avoidance is costing me in other areas of my life too I have realized as I have been writing this blog post. Back to the accounts 🙂
Well I did take action and cut that block, the accounts are done, at the accountants and I discovered that we had done better than I had thought – that was happy dance time. I then took my journal down to the river and the words for this week’s Heart Whisper just flowed.
Now I have the accounts unblocked and a plan in place to keep this financial area flowing, I am now looking at other areas that I see myself holding onto and the first one that came to mind was my book Lucky To Be Alive: My Year of Living Positively which got put on the shelf during the Love Challenge and I need your help: I have entered a contest to win a book promotion package Best Seller and Social Media Services and Coaching this would be a real gift to me: Plus 1st Prize includes our VIP Best Seller Launch and Social Media Promotions for your book. Just what I need to get my message and my book out to the world so it can help others with life threatening and/or near-death experiences regain their health and the joy in their life.
The reason I have included my book is because it does costs me in so many ways. Last week my friend Heather from The Happiness Garden told me that I still wasn’t seeing my story as being huge. She reminded me that Des, my previous local doctor and Heather herself have been trying to impress on me for at least the past year that my story is extraordinary. I continually underestimated what I been through, so part of me was questioning whether I really had a story to tell. Like a little voice saying ” what’s the big deal?”. Yet when I tell people about it they make it clear that this is a story that needs to shared and it is a big deal. Here is what Dana Dunn said:
My dear sweet friend Suzie has an amazing story to share with the world. Please join me in voting for her! This is a beautiful story of love and healing! I’ve always called her my Suzie Sunshine because she shines so brightly! Love ya girl!
Is there an area of you life you could make some cuts or unblock that would free you?
namaste, be love