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Make Space for What You Want: Soul-Centered Success: Strategy #2

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2019

This week I'm getting personal with you as I introduce you to Soul-Centered Success Strategy #2 - Make Space For What You Want

But first, a few questions to ponder...

  • Have you ever felt frustrated because you can't seem to make any permanent change in your life for the better? 
  • Do you know that you're not living up to your potential but you just don't know how to make a change? 
  • Are you getting tired of having the same problems year after year?
  • Do you ever get mad at yourself because of your overwhelming anxiety and lack of self-confidence at doing things you see others doing with ease?
  • Do you live a life of regret because you let your past determine what you can do right now? 
  • Are you limiting your success with anger or resentment about a bad childhood or past event? 
  • Are you tired of letting fear, blame, regret or anxiety keep you from experiencing the love, joy or connection that you want?

If you truly want something new you have to make space for it. This means we have to clear away the clutter and the noise. You do this for YOU, not for anyone else. The most important relationship you'll ever have is the one you have with yourself. 

Here's of my story: 

I was born to two young parents who were struggling to find themselves while dealing with addiction and alcohol abuse. They both came from families with the same issues. When I was born we didn't have a house to live in, so we lived in a school bus. As I grew up I didn't get to attend dances, play on sports teams or have many friends. I was highly aware of myself (not in a good way) and developed anxiety and depression. At age 10 I was often left home alone to care for my newborn brother. In many ways I had to take on the role of mother. Many mornings before school I had to get my brother down the way to my grandmother's house (when she would take him - she too had an alcohol problem) . After school I had to rush home to take care of him until my mother go home, which sometimes wasn't until after we were asleep. I had no security or role models in my life. Without getting into detail I faced many kinds of abuse at the hands of strangers, neighbors and relatives. I could write a book about the things I went through as a child growing up. But for now I want you to know that I understand if you too had challenges in your past (big or small ) you're now allowing to hold you back.

As I grew up and sought relief from my fears, anger and lack of confidence I eventually faced my own struggles with alcohol.  But by the age of 24 I no longer drank and was left to face myself - my pain, anger and fear. 

Make Space For What You Want:

For the last 23 years I've sought out teachers, mentors, therapy, rehabilitation programs, recovery programs, yoga, gurus, education, school, workshops, trainings, retreats - you name it!

I've spend tens of thousands of dollars searching and what I ultimately found is a solution that really works. A solution to all the things that were holding me back (us back). 

It's this... It doesn't matter what we want; It doesn't matter how we define success and happiness - we will eventually have to make space for it. We'll have to clean out the garbage inside that is blocking us from what it is we want to experience, create and have.

For some of us this is huge stuff and for others it might simply be an old story, belief or idea that keeps us from moving forward. But eventually it has to go. 

This is what soul-centered success strategy #2 is all about

It's about YOU letting go of the resistance holding you back and instead getting tuned into that inner guidance system that always knows what you want, need and how to get there - because that inner system is YOU -  it's the version of you that isn't controlled by all the BS. 

  • What are your distractions? Mental? Emotional? Lifestyle?
  • What are your fears and resentments?
  • Where do you procrastinate or waste time?
  • Who do you need to forgive? Others? Yourself?
  • Do you make your own wellbeing a priority?
  • Is there clutter around you in your home, office and even your mind?
  • How much time do you spend on Social Media?
  • Who do you spend time with?
  • Are you committed to small daily actions aligned with who you want to be, how you want to feel and your personal vision?

Accept the Invitation

Life is always calling you into a fuller experience. The suffering we feel can ultimately be defined as disconnection. We allow the old stuff to block, dim and limit us. The greater our suffering or dis-ease the further we are from our truth or inner guidance.  

But when we make space for what we want by releasing resistance and doing the work, we super-charge our life. 

I’d love to hear from you! Was this helpful? How do YOU define soul-centered success?

… And be on the lookout! I'll soon be sharing more Soul Centered Strategies from my Soul-Centered Success Academy: 6 Strategies for Soul Centered Success. 

As always, thank you for being part of my community!

With love,

Joy

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