It seemed 2014 was a year of living life in neutral for me. And yet, here are a few highlights of my year:
When I look at this list, it seems like my life was not in neutral (maybe in low gear) – and yet inside, I felt like I was still hiding out. A few things were causing me to stretch and grow, but most of my activities were comfortable.
Why am I sharing this with you? First, I have declared 2015 as my year to “show up.” And by “show up” I mean not only show up for things physically, but show up emotionally as well. And second, I realized that I wasn’t exactly living 2014 in neutral; I was moving from contentment to discovery; I was opening up to more and more good in the form of money, time, and opportunities.
This opening up or expansion (and growth) showed up for me in my role as minister and spiritual director and my role as a Clinical Research Specialist. And it even showed up for me in my role as coach and mentor, although not in the way I would have expected.
I hardly noticed because my growth and expansion happened with ease. There was no drama, struggle, pain, confrontation, or gnashing of teeth. There was simply a willingness to change (for the most part) within me. And I mistook that as living life in neutral. Silly me.
One of my greatest areas of expansion and growth was my willingness to integrate all of me. That means being willing to look at the parts I want to hide; the parts of me I judge as not being ‘spiritual’ or ‘nice’ or ‘positive.’ It was okay for me to be sad and petty and jealous and envious. And, oh yeah, angry. That’s a biggie!
As I've changed, the clients I’m attracting have changed (what a shocker!). How many of us have used our spiritual ideas to hide and bury our feelings? In New Thought we can’t allow ourselves the luxury of a negative thought (and I even say that on Sunday morning!); we bury ourselves in affirmations and visualization; we turn the other cheek and say things like “it’s happening for my highest good” when we don’t really believe that. We need to eradicate our limiting beliefs so we can move forward in the direction of our dreams (I say on Sunday mornings, too!).
We think our fear, negativity, reluctance, anger, frustration, and lack are flaws and faults we have and we must not let anyone see them.
Not even ourselves.
I love New Thought and I’m going to keep on saying those things on Sunday mornings. And there is a whole lot more. I think the problem is less about our perceived flaws and faults and more about how we identify with them. We think that type of thinking makes us less valuable, less spiritual, less worthy, and less enlightened. And yet, they are only thoughts and ideas. This is not who we are. When we embrace all of ourselves, accept all of ourselves, and move toward loving all of ourselves, possibilities blossom.
I hope you’ll join me this year. Maybe via email coaching, on some one-on-one coaching, through my blog and newsletter, and I’m going to be introducing some ‘rapid reminder’ phone calls this year. These calls will be 30 – 45 minutes long and the investment will be $7 or $9 per call.
Check out my free eBooks on prosperity and as I find more, I’ll add them. I’m also going to be adding some healthy recipes, believe it or not.
Until next time,
Have some fun, stay aware, and rock on!
P.S. Don’t forget about my new program, 5 for 5. I’m going to be coaching five people for five months for FREE. This starts in March. Read about it here and email me so I can get you a questionnaire.
Janet Kingsley is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients transform frustration to focus, confusion to clarity, and self-doubt to self-confidence.