The work I did in Belize with my mentor was the deepest work I’ve ever done. For those of you who know me, I am on a mission to dig out whatever gets in my way of creating the life I want, and to help others do the same. So for it to be the deepest, that is saying a lot. It’s one thing to understand the laws of the universe, it’s quite another to actually be LIVING and EXPERIENCING them.
A client asked me this week if I always just trust. The answer surprised even me, as this has been a long work in progress. It was an astounding YES! I might start to veer off a little bit, but I can now easily and quickly pull myself out and get back into it. This is because I have had so many wonderful and magical experiences with it, that I cannot not.
Back to Belize. The other thing that happens with universal law, is that you can really only fully tap into it when you dig out what is stopping you to begin with. It’s always working, always there for us. The only thing that prevents us from being in this beautiful flow is ourselves – our perspective specifically.
What came out in Belize about myself and my husband (yes I dragged him there with me and it was the best thing I’ve ever done), was deeply personal. We had to deal with some pretty tough awarenesses and insights into ourselves. It was the toughest work I’ve ever had to do. It was also one of my biggest blocks. Who would have thought the work I needed to do the most in order to fully break free involved my relationship. Not me.
The first couple of weeks after the trip were rough. I didn’t think I was ever going to feel good again. I allowed myself to feel every emotion so that I wouldn’t repress anything. I’ve come to learn that repressing feelings leads to health issues, and did not want this to happen. I kept plugging away with my business in the meantime. Magically one day I felt better again and it was like heaven-on-earth. The amazing thing is that when you allow yourself to feel emotion, instead of shoving it away in some box like I used to, you heal A LOT faster. I am thankful I gave myself the time I needed.
We came back from Belize feeling like everything needed to change. The life we had created was no longer a reflection of what we wanted. We were ready to fulfill a lifelong dream of moving to the beach. We put our house up for sale and it sold within a day (in 2 hours to be specific). We priced it high, as we weren’t in rush. We thought selling it sometime over the summer would be great. It sold for the asking price. We also received a back-up offer for over the asking price. The buyer came through our agent, which means we received a cut on his commission. Everything worked out better then we could have asked for. We are now moving to San Diego in a week and we are ecstatic! My husband is doing some soul searching on the next steps in his career, and I am running my business the way I like and not the way I think I “should” according to other coaches and “experts” in the industry. We’ve had a total shift in perspective, miracles really.
I am finally fulfilling a dream I’ve had since starting my coaching practice, which is taking a small group of women on a transformational retreat to Italy. I’ve been doing them for the last year in San Diego, but Italy has always been my dream. There’s just something about the food, wine and beauty there. It is one of my favourite places on earth. I was too scared. Too scared to think I could really do it. I now know without a doubt I can do anything I want. The sky is the limit. Two people (with a third on deck), have already said YES to themselves and THEIR growth. I am grateful beyond measure to be doing this type of work. It’s what I’m meant to do, and the results the women had after my retreats in California speak for themselves. Something magical happens when you work on yourself in a beautiful setting.
I encourage you to follow your own heart when designing your programs and services. When you are in alignment with doing what you love, a powerful momentum builds and the universe aligns to bring you the way to fulfill it. The world is your oyster, if you allow it 🙂