Since I manifested my lovely new home, I’ve been in a bit of a slump. It’s not surprising really, as all my energy up to that time had been focused on creating the house and changing myself into someone who had that house.
Now that I’ve got it, I’ve been in a bit of a reflective phase, because, let’s face it, after such a big manifestation, I need to work out what to manifest next!!
I also wanted to spend some time just basking in my enjoyment of my home, and creating new routines that would enable me to do just that. I don’t want to spend ALL my time cleaning and doing busywork around the place!
Time for a change round!
And it’s been hard in many ways to move forwards. It’s the pull back after the big wave thunders up the beach!!
The run up to full moon was particularly difficult for me this time as well – I found myself almost immune to its effects in August but the September one has been, well, interesting shall we say?!
I asked my angels to help…
In an effort to break out of my self created slump, I’ve been working with doing something a little bit different – I’ve been doing some brain storming and blue sky thinking, and in doing so have asked myself a series of questions.
The great thing that happens when you ask yourself a question is that you feel duty bound to answer it. When you put that ? sign at the end of a series of words, it immediately causes you to switch brain modes. You go from being in “problem” mode to being in “solution” mode.
How your brain finds answers
When you ask yourself a question, your brain goes through its archives of experiences, its memories and its associations. And slowly and surely, answers begin to come, and things begin flowing.
When I was in the corporate/business world, one of the things that I enjoyed doing, both as a participant and as a facilitator was putting things on large sheets of paper and then hanging them on the walls and watching as confusion gave way to clarity.
Necessity is the mother of invention
I don’t have any flip charts at home, but I do have a large white wall in my kitchen, which I’ve turned into a temporary flip chart. I’ve taken lots of small pieces of paper and asked a single question on each one.
Each question is connected to the next and so a series of answers that can answer my dilemmas, questions and allay my fears can appear.
I felt, though that there was something missing from the exercise.
And then when I read an email from Danielle LaPorte, the missing piece slotted into place.
I’d been focusing on actions and thoughts and I’d missed out the most important thing of all.
We are all creatures of our emotions, even if we try and think and believe otherwise. In fact, much of my spiritual development over the past 15 or so years has been focused on learning to be aware of my emotions, so that they can’t hide away and then trip me up later, when I least expect it!
I’ve been so tuned in to the masculine way of doing things ie focusing on the motions and not the E-motions that I’d left out the most important thing of all. Because when it comes to goal setting, all my previous teachers were men, and so I learned how to de-emotionalise things.
But, and it’s a big BUT, how we feel at any one moment determines our actions. If we are feeling angry we are likely to take actions that we may regret later or that can result in someone being hurt, either emotionally or physically.
Equally if we are feeling happy and joyous, we will take actions that will share that joy and happiness with others, and that will keep the good vibes going.
You can take the girl out of teaching…
And as I’ve found these questions to be really helpful in clearing the path and creating some concrete ways to help myself feel good again, I’m going to do what I always do – and share them with you!
So starting today in my Angels in Training Facebook group, I’m going to be sharing those questions over the next 7/8 days so that others can also work with them.
It’s going to be a part journalling, part group contribution sharing, and I know that this will help you to move forwards and create some plans for yourself, plans that will ensure 2017 ends well 😊
So come and join the fun in the group, and let’s all get some traction going on this!